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Maine Housing: Friday Night Document Dump

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The Maine State Housing Authority released their report on the Avesta/Norway Section 8 inspection debacle late Friday. The big question everyone has been asking is – when did MSHA and Avesta learn about the inspection problem? This excerpt from the report sheds some new light:

“MaineHousing re-inspects the work of the Section 8 housing inspectors throughout Maine once per year as required by HUD. During July 2010, MaineHousing’s Quality Control Inspector failed 11 of the 25 (44 percent) randomly selected Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher units passed by the Avesta Section 8 Housing Inspector within the previous three months. On average, over a four-year period from 2008 – 2011, nearly 40 percent of units passed by the Section 8 Housing Inspector failed re-inspection by MaineHousing.”

The report also shows that Maine Housing is taking back all Section 8 inspections state wide, and that Avesta has been relieved of their duties administering the program.

Below is the entire report.

Final HQS Inspection Review Report

About Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson was the editor of The Maine Wire from 2013 through 2014. A native of Dexter, Maine, Robinson is a graduate of Bowdoin College, and is currently a Producer for The Howie Carr Show in Boston.

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