CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday turned to outside the state’s borders to tap Charlotte, N.C., housing official Charles Woodyard as the new chief executive officer of the Chicago Housing Authority.

The appointment is effective Oct. 24. Interim CEO Carlos Ponce will remain as a senior adviser to ease the transition. “Charles Woodyard has proven management ability and a history of innovation in public housing, and is the right man to lead the CHA to the successful completion of its Plan for Transformation and beyond,” Emanuel said in a statement.

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