This all comes against a backdrop of declining federal funding for vouchers.
In addition, 0 of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
This story was reported and written by Robert Herguth, the BGAs Editor of Investigations, and Patrick Rehkamp, a Senior Investigator at the BGA.
Housing "vouchers" designed to help needy Maywood residents get a break on rent ended up, under questionable circumstances, in the hands of dozens of people living outside the village, according to interviews, and documents obtained from the MHA under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.Unlike the Chicago check star rebate status Housing Authority, the MHA oversees no housing developments, just housing subsidies, which give needy residents a break on rent and utilities."Thats a real possibility for any troubled housing authority Jones said.More from THE village OF maywood tuesday, OCT.59 of households included children, 1 of which had two adults in the household.Take a sick leave until we get to the bottom of things Tatum relayed to the BGA.
Whats more, HUD found there wasnt "a policy in place which addresses conflict of interest the report stated.
Click here to view additional resources through other organizations.Housing Works will periodically pull applications to fill the vouchers as they become available through normal attrition.There are more than 100 public housing agencies in Illinois, and just a handful in Cook County.Meanwhile, MHA board member Donna Flowers, another Yarbrough appointee, is the mother-in-law to Maywood Trustee Dominique Flowers and the wife of a village employee, Donna Flowers confirmed.Whats more, HUD could have done more to keep watch over Robinsons practices, critics said."I dont want to be critical of HUD, but there were no letters from HUD saying Youre not looking good, you should be doing this said the MHAs attorney, Robert Whitfield.Additionally, single applicants who are elderly or disabled will be given a selection priority over all other single applicants.
Tatum and Estrada have since left the agency, and a policy governing potential conflicts has been established.