Skip to comments.Hud IG: City run by new HUD nominee misused HUD money while new HUD nominee was mayor
Posted on 05/20/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT by thetallguy24
In a changing world, its good to know that some things dont 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 Obamas expected nominee to run the Housing and Urban Development Department was mayor of the city, according to a 2012 report from the agencys 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 Yorks 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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So he IS qualified to serve [himself] in the Obama mal-Administration...
As far as I can tell, most HUD money is misused.
Its where Michael Moore goes for money to open his theaters.
Well, that didn’t take long, did it? At least Cisneros provided everyone with a good show when he got busted...
I’m 100% SURE this will be on the NBC Evening News tonight...
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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!
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?