• Housing authority board members find issues with 2008 audit


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Board members who oversee the Charlotte Housing Authority said they recently discovered a 2008 audit that found major problems with the non-profit's voucher program.

    The study revealed errors that may have allowed criminals, or those earning too much to qualify, into public housing.

    A news release from Charlotte Housing Authority stated the nonprofit organization has selected an outside firm will be used to review CHA's programs. The firm, Quadel, has experience in housing consultation and will look at the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Public Housing Program and make recommendations, stated the release.

    "CHA will be constantly seeking efficiencies and ways to better serve our customers, which is why having Quadel review our programs is a prudent management practice to ensure the continued success of the Charlotte Housing Authority," stated new CHA CEO/President Fulton Meachem Jr.

    Administrators told the federal government that the program was nearly perfect. It's not clear if the problems were ever corrected and the board has ordered a new audit.

    Quadel will begin a review on Nov. 27 and provide the CEO and board a report upon completion.

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