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State housing agency leader resigns amid 'harassment' claims

3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Friday, April 24 2015 Apr 24, 2015 April 24, 2015 2:42 PM April 24, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - The head of a Louisiana agency that oversees more than $250 million in federal and state housing programs has left the job amid harassment claims.

Frederick Tombar III resigned Wednesday from his $260,000-a-year job as executive director of the Louisiana Housing Corporation.

Meghan Parrish, spokeswoman for Gov. Bobby Jindal's Division of Administration, said the office was notified of "allegations of harassment" because it manages human resources for the housing agency. She said an internal investigation of the claims ended when Tombar resigned.

In his resignation letter, Tombar didn't mention the allegations. He said he was returning to the private sector "for the good of my family."

Tombar had been executive director for 22 months. The Louisiana Housing Corporation manages affordable and energy efficient housing programs for low- and moderate-income families.

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