OIG Releases Weslaco Housing Authority Audit Report

Date Published: 
June 30, 2017
News Type: 
Program Area(s): 
Public and Indian Housing

(Source: KRGV TV) WESLACO – The Weslaco Housing Authority is under a federal inspection. Federal auditors said the agency spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on unnecessary trips.

Federal authorities said they found more than $23,000 used the wrong way.

The Office of Inspector General’s audit claimed:

  • Expenses paid for a commissioner to attend a political conference that doesn’t have to do with public housing.
  • Expenses paid for another conference for a commissioner and his spouse. And even after the commissioner’s term ended, the trip was paid again.
  • SPI condo rental costing taxpayers $815.
  • A regular board meeting that commissioners scheduled it at SPI was not open to the public, an alleged violation of the open meetings law...