Sean Rogan
Sean Rogan. Photo: County of Los Angeles

The head of Los Angeles County’s housing authority has been fired as the county is in the midst of a major push to build more affordable housing and battle the region’s homelessness crisis.

The Board of Supervisors came out of a closed-door meeting Tuesday to announce the decision to dismiss Executive Director Sean Rogan, but offered no further details.

A spokesman told City News Service that the county does not comment on personnel matters, but later issued a statement.

“The county is confident that the Community Development Commission will continue to aggressively — and successfully — advance its crucial mission of providing affordable housing and strengthening neighborhood economies,” the statement read. “From top to bottom, the organization is singularly committed to improving the lives of county residents and their communities.”

Rogan was appointed to lead the CDC and Housing Authority in May 2009 and has been responsible for housing development, vouchers for the homeless and various community construction projects, including libraries and community centers.

He was paid a salary of $218,472, according to online county records.

Monique King-Viehland is the CDC’s deputy executive director, but it was not immediately clear whether she would serve as acting director.

–City News Service

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