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Heads of LHA resign after HUD steps in

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Posted: Oct 25, 2010 2:51 PM by Russell Jones
Source: The Advocate

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The director and deputy director of the Lafayette Housing Authority have resigned after a federal audit raised questions about the group’s finances.

The Advocate newspaper reports that LHA Director Walter Guillory and Deputy Director Jonathan Carmouch resigned at a staff meeting this morning.

This comes about a week after federal housing officials sent representatives to oversee operations at the local authority. Now all spending at the agency must first be approved by HUD.

A recent audit of the LHA brought into question several possibly-excessive payments and widespread problems in documentation for expenses, contracts and federal housing programs.

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