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US Sen. Grassley calls for investigation of favoritism at Chelsea Housing Authority

An influential US Senator is demanding a full explanation for why the Chelsea Housing Authority permits three managers to live in public housing projects almost rent-free when there aren’t enough subsidized apartments for the city’s low income residents.

Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told federal housing officials that he is troubled by a recent Globe report describing the policy that allows authority employees making $50,000 a year to live in public housing for $25 monthly rent.

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