While the public is waiting for the report on allegations of discriminatory behavior by staff at the Geneva Housing Authority, it’s now become likely that the report won’t be public in its entirety, according at an article written by the Finger Lakes Times.
The report will be completed by Boylan Code law firm of Rochester and according to Andy Tyman, GHA executive director, will contain a lot of confidential information.
Tyman has said if that’s the case he will not be releasing the report and would not specifically say when it will be made available to the public.
Tyman says it’s likely he’ll release a summary statement where he will redact the names and confidential information.
Allegations were made against a retired GHA staff member by section 8 voucher recipient Melinda Johnson in 2020. Two other recipients also complained but Johnson was the only one to file her complaint formally.
Marty Eades, GHA legal council, completed an internal investigation which was followed by a probe by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The report from that investigation said the complaint could not be investigated because it wasn’t made in a timely manner.
Ultimately, GHA decided to hire a law firm in Rochester to do the investigation.
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