Chelsea Housing Authority’s Chief Resigns Amid Furor over $360,000 Yearly Salary

Chelsea Housing Authority Executive Director Michael McLaughlin resigned his position Wednesday evening following Governor Deval Patrick’s demand that he do so.

The governor said he was outraged by revelations in the Boston Globe about McLaughlin’s $360,000 a salary – making him the highest paid director of a housing authority in the United States, even higher than the man running New York City’s sprawling authority whose salary last year was $190,000.

The CHS has about 1400 units.

The governor not only called for McLaughlin’s resignation. He called also for the resignations of all five members of the authority’s board of directors.

The governor said he was boiling about the situation and called it outrageous.

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4 comments for “Chelsea Housing Authority’s Chief Resigns Amid Furor over $360,000 Yearly Salary

  1. Anonymous
    November 7, 2011 at 5:27 am

    they shld be talking to the tenants because they would actually find out what has
    happened. this is such and out rage that this has been going on but NO ONE KNW? but then again its ELECTION TIME once election is done you wont hear about this again.

  2. Anonymous
    November 7, 2011 at 5:35 am

    another thing.why is it when its election time some one is always getting caught doing something. Patrick shld of been on top of this already. i find it sickning that he could pocket money but repairs dont get done. rents go up.. there wrkers in the office that screw you sure that you would find a few ppl that are honest.he claims he inproved the place no we the ppl inproved it. but we suffer for there mistakes.

  3. Anonymous
    November 9, 2011 at 11:14 am

    People are going to come out and bash the Chelsea Housing Authority for one person who was corrupt, please wait until the IRS audits the CHA before commenting on the other employees.   I have found the Leased Housing to be very thorough and fair in their job.  I do think  a lot of work has been put on them since McLaughlin was director, he did away with quite a few positions and had the office workers picking up the slack.  At one time they had an inspector and they did away with her position due to funding, how ironic!   McLaughlin found the funds for a pay raise for his self while piling on extra work to the office employees that they were not equipped to handle, ie:  inspections.

  4. Anonymous
    November 10, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Little by little Mclaughlin did away with  peoples jobs and then hired HIS PEOPLE at Triple the pay,and most of his cronies had no housing exxperience just political connections or friends of his. Not all of CHA is corrupt. Not everybody gets to leave at noon or go to so called conventions at the Cape Do not judge the workers but look closely at upper management .I dont; know how he had so much sick and vacation time when he was never there in the first place. His corruption is  no surprise to a lot of people, just why did it take so long?

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