VIDEO: Maine Housing—Feds want MSHA to pay back $200,000

This rust-stained tub was cited as a health and safety issue.

Treasurer Bruce Poliquin (right) and MaineHousing Board of Commissioners members Linc Merrill, head of the board’s audit committee, and Peter Anastos (left), chair of the board of commissioners, spoke at the State House on Wednesday, Oct. 3 about the federal investigation into MaineHousing’s failure to properly manage a housing assistance program under former executive director Dale McCormick.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development has recommended that MaineHousing return almost $200,000 paid for housing assistance in units that failed inspection. HUD is also questioning whether the $111,000 that MaineHousing spent on a computer program to administer the payments was appropriate.

See the entire Office of the Inspector General’s report here.


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