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Hud IG: City run by new HUD nominee misused HUD money while new HUD nominee was mayor
HotAir ^ | 05/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/20/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT by thetallguy24

In a changing world, it’s good to know that some things don’t change … like the ability of this White House to vet it Cabinet-level appointments. Barack Obama named Julian Castro as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development last week, but no one checked with the Inspector General at HUD first. Late yesterday, Politico also named Castro as a subject of criticism in a 2012 IG report that alleged San Antonio misused HUD funds while Castro was mayor:

San Antonio failed to properly spend funds approved by Congress to combat the housing crisis while President Barack Obama’s expected nominee to run the Housing and Urban Development Department was mayor of the city, according to a 2012 report from the agency’s inspector general. …

San Antonio was awarded $8.6 million from HUD in 2008 as part of the national Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The city used the money to buy, refurbish and resell homes left vacant after eviction and to also renovate large apartment complexes in the city that were rented out to lower-income tenants.

The HUD IG audited how the money was being spent from 2009 to 2011 and found that city officials had awarded $2.5 million in renovation contracts without a competitive bidding process. Castro, 39, became mayor in May 2009, a job he continues to hold.

The report also found that the city misused roughly $1.1 million when acquiring and fixing properties because some of the properties were not put toward housing lower-income families as required by HUD.

This suddenly makes Byron York’s analysis even more critical. The defense for Castro will no doubt revolve around the fact that the mayor in San Antonio is largely ceremonial. It holds no executive power at all; the city is actually

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hispanic; news; obama; poltics
The non-Spanish speaking, La Raza-loving, Hispanic hero of the Democratic Party didn't even get a chance to get his feet wet lol
1 posted on 05/20/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: thetallguy24

So he IS qualified to serve [himself] in the Obama mal-Administration...


2 posted on 05/20/2014 12:23:14 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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As far as I can tell, most HUD money is misused.

Its where Michael Moore goes for money to open his theaters.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 12:24:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: thetallguy24

Well, that didn’t take long, did it? At least Cisneros provided everyone with a good show when he got busted...


4 posted on 05/20/2014 12:24:29 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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I’m 100% SURE this will be on the NBC Evening News tonight...

Right?????


5 posted on 05/20/2014 12:26:54 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: cripplecreek
As far as I can tell, most HUD money is misused.

Worked as a contractor at HUD for a few years and, of all the govt agencies, they are by far the worst. By my guess, 10% of the HUD work force actually does the work while the others are at breakfast, lunch, on break..etc.
6 posted on 05/20/2014 12:58:26 PM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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IRS ‘trusted partner’ joined at hip with La Raza

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3122906/posts?page=12#12

http://babalublog.com/2012/09/06/surprise-regarding-an-icon-of-democratic-golden-boy-julian-castros-mother/

Where Does Obama’s Next HUD Secretary Make His Money?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/05/20/where-does-obamas-next-hud-secretary-make-his-money/


7 posted on 05/20/2014 1:07:41 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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I work in San Antonio - and the local liberal stations are already denouncing this as some kind of witch hunt, trumped up charges, smear campaign. Oh, and it’s racist!

I don’t care how good a record is, after a while it SUCKS! Their record is worn out, but they keep playing it!


8 posted on 05/20/2014 1:09:22 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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Dag nab it. You’ve just gone an eliminated every single Democrat Mayor from consideration as Secretary of HUD. You can’t expect Cabinet Secretaries to be free of criminal wrongdoing, where would that leave the country?


9 posted on 05/20/2014 1:10:37 PM PDT by centurion316
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