Thursday, July 8, 2010

Housing Authority Goes Out of Business

The Richland Housing Authority in Washington State closed down at the end of June "after years of financial struggle and uncertainty."

The Housing Authority lost Section 8 housing voucher funding after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) found that the agency couldn't account for almost a half million dollars of Section 8 money. 

The Washington State Auditor's Office also issued findings in October 2009 about conflicts of interest of Housing Authority management, failure of the Housing Authority to adequately monitor contracts, and use of restricted funds for unallowable purposes.

For more information, visit the website of the Tri-City Herald.

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