Exec. dir. of La. Housing Corp. suspended over sexual harassment claims

Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 7:43 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The leader of Louisiana’s housing agency is on leave after sexual harassment claims surfaced against him.

Keith Cunningham, the executive director of Louisiana Housing Corporation, was suspended last week after an employee came forward with allegations.

That employee reportedly tried to report the claims to other members of the housing corporation but the members did not look into the allegations.

That’s when she sent a letter to the housing agency’s council outlining the allegations against Cunningham.

In the letter, she claims Cunningham made several advances since January 2017 and even threatened her because she wouldn’t have sex with him.

Cunningham will remain on paid leave while these claims are investigated.

You may remember, a former leader of the housing corporation left the office in 2015 amid sexual harassment claims.

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