US to set pay caps for housing officials
Chelsea excesses helped prompt change in rules
The Obama administration is clamping down on excessive pay at public housing authorities, setting caps that extend and expand limits imposed by Congress. The action comes in the wake of reports last year of huge salary packages at a handful of housing agencies, including Chelsea’s. After conducting a national compensation survey, the Housing and Urban Development Department plans to set a maximum salary ceiling of $155,000 for public housing agency officials, according to two senior administration officials.