HUD asks NHA to return $96M for failure to spend funds
By Alastair Lee Bitsoi
WINDOW ROCK, July 10, 2014
In a July 8 letter to Council Delegate Katherine Benally, chairwoman for the Resources and Development Committee, NHA CEO Aneva Yazzie stated NHA, the tribe's designated housing entity, received notice from HUD on June 27 about being noncompliant with 10 program activities during its 2012 Indian Housing Block Grant.
"The NHA has 30 days to request an administrative hearing to review HUD's notice," Yazzie wrote to Benally. "The NHA will be filing its request for an administrative hearing."
On Tuesday, the RDC heard an update from Yazzie about NHA. The committee passed her report by a 3-2 vote.
During this year, NHA received $102.8 million, but funds weren't spent, stated Sandra Henriquez, assistant secretary for HUD, in the June 27 letter to Yazzie.
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