One housing director spent hours during work-time writing flirtatious e-mails to various men. Another had a second full-time job as a lawyer. A third hung out at bars and social clubs while he claimed to be working. Massachusetts public housing chiefs face remarkably little accountability for their work providing housing to more than 300,000 low income and elderly people. The scandal over the Chelsea housing director’s $360,000 salary reflects a deeper problem — and tenants are often the losers.
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