Today, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) sent his 4th letter to City of Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley concerning the City’s mismanagement of federal low-income housing funds. The letter comes after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) informed the City that it may be required to re-pay over $3.2 million in past low-income housing funds if proper documentation is not provided. Forensic auditors hired by the City found that the City does not possess appropriate documentation to meet federal regulations concerning the expenditure of HUD dollars. HUD has also informed the City it is at risk of losing future funds for low-income housing due to mismanagement. 

Furthermore, the Dayton/Kettering Consortium, a subject of HUD’s investigation, has also been cited as part of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) probe into public corruption.

“This is a travesty for our community, particularly for our families in need,” said Turner. “Since HUD contacted me nearly two years ago, I have continually contacted Mayor Whaley asking for a detailed plan on what the City was doing to correct this mismanagement. I am very concerned that this issue may be reflective of a broader problem at City Hall that is significantly impacting our families in Dayton.”

You can read Turner's full letter to Mayor Whaley here and a detailed memo on HUD’s findings of the City’s mismanagement here.