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Phantom Funds I: Austinite fights for City accountability to taxpayers. By Katie Walsh (June 2010 TODO Austin Issue)
Phantom Funds II: Where the money? That's (still) the question. By Katie Walsh (August 2010 TODO Austin Issue)
pg.5: PHANTOM FUNDS II: Where's the Money? That's (Still) the Question.
TODO AUSTIN page 5 : August 2010 Edition : By Katie Walsh
Audit says Georgetown Housing Authority misspent $195,855. in federal funds
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN : Fr. June 04, 2010
: By Claire Osborn
Margaret Shaw removed as Austin housing director
TEXAS HOUSERS : June 03, 2010 :
City manager reassigns housing director
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN : Th. June 03,
2010 : By Sarah Coppola
pg.5: PHANTOM FUNDS I: Austinite Fights for City Accountability to Taxpayers.
TODO AUSTIN page 5 : June 02, 2010 Edition : By Katie Walsh
City attorney resigns amid Keypoint controversy -- Smith failed city by providing legal opinion to keep report secret, Ott
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN : May 19, 2010
: By Tony Plohetski & Marty Toohey
Where's City of Austin accountability in federal fund use? -- The loan that never was: An Austin family's experience with
the City of Austin's federally-funded home loan program.
By Morgan Elliot : November 29, 2009
47 homes retrofitted, $3.7M spent in Texas through Dec. under program to improve low income homes
TEXAS WATCHDOG : February 01, 2010 : By Mark Lisheron
"Audit: Travis Housing Authority misspent millions in U.S. funds -- Agency officials dispute some findings over accounting
but say they will cooperate with federal authorities."
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN : August 27, 2009 :
By Suzannah Gonzales
"Audit: Housing Authority cannot account for millions in federal funds."
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN : August26, 2009 :
By Suzannah Gonzales
"What's Next for the ARA? -- As the longtime director departs and an audit looms, does the East Austin nonprofit have a future?"
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE : August 7, 2009 :
By Lee Nichols
Austin area feeling the foreclosure bite
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN : Sunday
June 21, 2009 : By Jeremy Schwartz
Critics question deal on housing project
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN : Tu. June
9, 2009 : By Eric Dexheimer
Revitalization Authority leader eyeing Virginia job
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN : Wed.
June 3, 2009 : By Sarah Coppola
Texan is finalist for Richmond's top administrative post.
RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH : June 2, 2009
: By Will Jones
Where the Stimulus is Going
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE : 'Naked City'
(bottom of the page) : May 22, 2009 : By Wells Dunbar
NOKOA - THE OBSERVER : May 07, 2009
Financial tangle spurs city scrutiny - Revitalization nonprofit charges Austin $77,000 in extra rent, owes $132,000 on overdue
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN : Th. October 23, 2008 : By
"Former assistant City Manager indicted in South Carolina"
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN City Beat : March 26, 2008 5:35
pm : By Katie Humphrey
Grand Jury indicts Atlantic Beach Mayor: Manager (Marcia Conner) also charged with misconduct
THE SUN NEWS - McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE information services
via COMTEX : March 21, 2008 (posted March 21/22 @ 7:37pm)
Conner's Curious Contracts
AUSTIN CHRONICLE : November 15, 2002 : By Mike Clark-Madison
City set to evaluate Conner - plagued by questions surrounding the awarding of city contracts, the City Council will question
City Manager Marcia Conner Monday
THE CHRONICLE (Durham, NC) - www.dukechronicle.com
: November 15, 2002 By Ryan Williams
Urban League Program Under Scrutiny
KVUE NEWS : Th. November 20, 2008 : By
F.B.I. Interviews Housing Director - Details on F.B.I. inquiry about Austin Housing Money
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN : November 2, 2007 10:55 a.m.
: By Sarah Coppola
Hilgers Elaborates on F.B.I. inquiry
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN : November 2, 2007 @ 03:43
pm : By Sarah Coppola
The Dead End at Olive and Juniper Homeowners Languish while ARA and City Shrug
AUSTIN CHRONICLE ; September 07, 2007 : By Kimberly
Minority contract facilitator targeted - Firm's financial records seized in new turn in fraud investigation
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN : September 17, 2003 : By
Stephen Scheibal, Jonathan Osborne
Home, Decaying Home -- City's affordable housing squeeze means code violations are often ignored.
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN : May 5, 2005
: By Andy Alford
Hard Luck in Heritage Heights
AUSTIN CHRONICLE : August 29, 2003 : By Jessica
Criminal probe examines City contract 'irregularity'
AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL : November 14, 2002 : By John
In through the Back Door: City Hall's m.o. and the sins of Vision Village
AUSTIN CHRONICLE : October 11, 2002 : By Mike Clark-Madison
AUSTIN CHRONICLE : October 4, 2002 : By Amy Smith
Dusting Away the Cobwebs (re. AHFC; Housing Bond $; other)
AUSTIN CHRONICLES : July 28, 2000 : By Kevin Fullerton
The ACM Machine: Assistant City Managers Outlive Rumors of Their Demise.
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE : September 12, 1997 : By Kayte Vanscoy
Enough Is Enough -- Councilmembers Are Fed Up With Mitchell's Antics
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE : June 12, 1997 : Kayte
The ARA Steps Up -- East Austin Redevelopment Money Approved
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE : November 23, 1995 : By
Alex de Marban
"As the Mitchell Turns -- More Sequels Than a Spielberg Movie."
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE : November 02, 1995
: By Alex de Marban
Rep. Hodge pleads guilty in Dallas corruption case
ASSOCIATED PRESS : AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN :
Wed. February 3, 2010 : By Jeff Carlton, the Associated Press
44 Charged by U.S. in New Jersey Corruption Sweep
NEW YORK TIMES : July 23, 2009 :
By David M. Halfbinger
FBI recordings show tax credit developer and indicted local officials discussed redirecting housing bonds away from the poor.
TEXAS HOUSERS BLOG : July 17, 2009 :
By John Henneberger
A culture of greed tarnishes the Texas Low Income Housing tax credit program.
TEXAS HOUSERS BLOG : July 16, 2009
: By John Henneberger
Texas LIHTC corruption case should embarrass us into taking action.
TEXAS HOUSERS BLOG : June 22, 2009
: By John Henneberger
Fort Worth housing fund crisis shows need for more public oversight.
TEXAS HOUSERS BLOG : June 23, 2009 : By John
Timely Demise -- Legislature decides to let 'builder protection agency' die.
THE EXAMINER - the independent voice of Southeast
Texas : May 30, 2009 : By James Shannon
Moment of triumph for whistle-blower takes a tragic turn -- Woman, whose fight for housing repair revealed government waste,
dies in her home
HOUSTON CHRONICLE : December 28, 2008 : By Mike
THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE : December 25, 2008 : By Mike
FORCED OUT: An investigation Into Casualties of the District's Real Estate Boom. BUILDING ON BROKEN PROMISES: D.C. Developer's
Projects Marred by Unchecked Spending and Dubious Deals.
WASHINGTON POST : Sunday December 07, 2008 :
By Debbie Cenziper
The Tragedy of HR Crawford
WASHINGTON POST : December 08, 2008 : By Marc
U.S. Raids New Orleans Agency in Scandal Over a Housing Cleanup Program
THE NEW YORK TIMES : August 11, 2008 : By Adam
Dallas' Alphonso Jackson Resigning as HUD Chief
DALLAS MORNING NEWS & AUSTIN KVUE : March 31, 2008
: By Todd J. Gillman firstname.lastname@example.org
Prosecutors detail evidence in Dallas City Hall corruption case
DALLAS MORNING NEWS : October 17, 2007 : By Rudolph
16 indicted in Dallas Corruption Case Federal indictment names 16 in Dallas City Hall Bribery & Extortion Case
ABC NEWS : October 10, 2007 : By Jeff Carlton
Probe into Corruption in Dallas Snares 16 Indictment names legislator, ex-councilman and former mayor pro-tem
HOUSTON CHRONICLE : October 01, 2007 : By Thomas
Grand Jury indicts former Newark mayor
USA TODAY : July 12, 2007 : By Janet Frankston Lorin
AP Press Writer
STATE & FEDERAL:
Looting Main Street: How the nation's biggest banks are ripping off American cities with the same predatory deals that brought
ROLLINGSTONE : March 31, 2010
: By Matt Taibbi
California may lose $93 million federal home weatherization grant
McCLATCHY NEWS : Wed February 3, 2010 : By Joe Ortiz
HUD Repeatedly Dismissed Staff Concerns About Contracts
THE WASHINGTON POST pg. A-10 : Su. May 18, 2008 : By
Inspector General looks into HUD Secretary's comments about rejecting anti-Bush contractor
WASHINGTON AP / SIOUX CITY JOURNAL.COM : May 10, 2008
Top U.S. Housing Official Resigns
THE NEW YORK TIMES : March 31, 2008 : By Rachel L.
HUD Secretary Jackson Resigns Amid Allegations of Cronyism
CQ POLITICS :March 31, 2008
HUD Chief: Right list leads to government cash
DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL : May 13, 2006 : By Christine Perez
and Chad Eric Watt
HUD chief denies spiking Bush critic's contract
CNN INTERNATIONAL.com : May 10, 2006 or May 11, 2006
Gimme Shelter - Tax Shelter-Funded Affordable Housing - a TPJ Project - "Watch Your Assets - exposing the misuse and abuse
of the Public Commons"
a TEXANS FOR PUBLIC JUSTICE Project: July 7, 2007
AWARD OF MILLIONS IN LEAD SAFETY:
HUD Inspector General Is Investigating Questionable Lead Paint and Healthy Homes Grantmaking Process
ALLIANCE FOR HEALTHY HOMES Media Advisory :
April 28, 2005
Request for Investigation Regarding the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC) HUD Grant awards for FY2004
ALLIANCE FOR HEALTHY HOMES : October 7, 2004
: Don Ryan Executive Director
Who is Guarding the HUD Guards?
INSIGHT MAGAZINE : March 03, 2003 : By Martin Edwin
North Carolina Supreme Court Allows Homeowners to Sue for Negligent Building Inspection
HOWREY - Construction Weblinks
: September 24, 2001 : Howrey LLP
The Deal of a Lifetime - Did a State Housing Agency Board Member Conspire to Profit from Contracts she helped approve?
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE : November 3, 2000 : By Kevin Fullerton
Bush Housing Agency Appointee Convicted; Grand Jury Investigations said to continue
AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE MAGAZINE : HOUSTON November
Why is $59 Billion Missing from HUD?
INSIGHT MAG.com : October 14, 2000 : Kelly Patricia