Monday, November 28, 2016

"Officials stunned to learn of Kyle Housing Authority and its problems"

Statesman:

When Kyle [Texas] Mayor Todd Webster received a scathing letter this month from the federal government suggesting rampant mismanagement at the city’s independent housing authority, he was shocked by the findings — particularly because he hadn’t even known the agency existed.

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The authority, which receives federal funding to manage two apartment complexes offering subsidized rent, is independent of the city. It is supposed to be overseen by a board of commissioners appointed by the mayor.

But it has apparently been operating without any mayoral appointees for an unknown period of time — possibly since the agency’s inception in 1977

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the authority’s executive director doubled the HUD-funded portion of her salary between 2012 and 2015 without any outside approvals.