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JP Housing Authority interim executive director resigns

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Harahan, La. - Dalton Simmons has resigned as the interim executive director of the Jefferson Parish Housing Authority.

Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts confirmed the news to FOX 8 Tuesday afternoon.

The housing authority has been under scrutiny since the August release of a scathing federal audit.  The audit concluded JPHA did not always follow federal requirements in awarding contracts. It questioned more than $600,000 in spending.

Council members have expressed frustration with their inability to take action against the authority's board. It functions as a state agency, with members serving five-year terms.

The board's former executive director, Barry Bordelon, resigned in August.  Then he was rehired as the housing authority's maintenance supervisor.

Jefferson Parish President John Young sent a letter to Simmons last week, requesting Bordelon be terminated.

Council members have passed a resolution calling for the resignations of three board members. Those board members have not resigned. 

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