West Palm Beach taps Miami HUD official

Armando Fana and Mayor Jeri Muoio
Armando Fana and Mayor Jeri Muoio

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio has hired a new housing department chief. Armando Fana, who leaves a job as director of U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s Miami field office, will take up the post.

“Nobody knows the rules better,” Muoio told the Palm Beach Post.

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Fana will answer directly to Muoio, which reflects West Palm’s current struggle to bring its housing department into compliance with HUD rules.

“We know how important it is for the two of us to get this straightened out,” said Muoio. Fana, she said, “brings instant credibility.” [Palm Beach Post]Christopher Cameron