Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) wrote today to Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley to ask for an update on the city’s mismanagement and loss of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME Investment Partnership Program funds.

“As a former Mayor of The City of Dayton, I am well aware of the housing issues facing the community, roughly 35% of which is in poverty,” said Congressman Turner. “It appears that the city has lost nearly half a million dollars that was granted to help Daytonians in need get affordable housing. Additionally, Dayton has nearly $4 million in federal funds that have been granted for the purpose of providing affordable housing, but has not made any plans for that critical money to be used to better our community. This is concerning and needs to be addressed. I look forward to Mayor Whaley’s swift update on her responsibility of HOME funds.”