- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio is appointing a new general manager of the New York City Housing Authority.

The NYCHA (NY’-chuh) board voted to approve Michael Kelly’s new post at a meeting on Wednesday.

The general manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the nation’s largest public housing system.

Kelly will report to NYCHA’s chairwoman, Shola Olatoye (SHOH’-luh oh-luh-TOY’-ay).

He replaces Cecil House, who resigned last month. House was appointed to the post by ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2012.

Kelly will begin April 16.

De Blasio has made improving conditions at NYCHA an administration priority.

He has announced additional funding for improved maintenance and safety enhancements, like security cameras.

More than 615,000 people live in NYCHA developments. That is larger than cities like Las Vegas, Atlanta and Miami.

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