HUD picks former SDNY prosecutor Bart Schwartz to oversee New York public housing overhaul

Earlier this month, federal authorities moved to exert more control over the struggling New York City Housing Authority, which has been accused of repeatedly violating basic health and safety regulations. Part of the agreement involves the naming of a federal monitor who will be charged with overseeing the revamp of the NYCHA facilities. HUD announced Friday that it has chosen who will serve in that role.