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HUD finds violations by Charlottesville agency

Tuesday - 3/12/2013, 9:51am  ET

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The Charlottesville Housing and Redevelopment Authority has until the end of the month to respond to a federal review that found nine serious violations of statute, regulations or practice.

The review by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development cited poor financial oversight, inadequate internal and budgetary controls, and failures to collect on rent.

In its report to the authority, HUD also expressed concerns about inexperienced and under-trained staff, overcharging some residents and undercharging others for rent, and high employee turnover.

Authority Executive Director Constance Dunn tells The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/W5c1V3 ) that she requested the review after she took over the agency in late April 2012.

The authority manages 376 public housing units and serves about 2,000 low-income and elderly residents.

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Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com


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