Embattled NYC public housing chief to leave post

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's embattled public housing chief will be leaving the post at the end of the month.

Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the resignation of Shola Olatoye.

The nation's largest public housing system is getting attention after years of neglect and a winter of heating failures. Politicians are simultaneously promising a fix and using the crisis to blame and bludgeon their rivals in an election year.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency last week and said he will appoint a monitor to oversee repairs.

His adversary and fellow Democrat, Mayor Bill de Blasio, has blamed the federal government, state government and past mayors.