From Chelsea to Springfield, Massachusetts public housing chiefs face little accountability
Globe review finds a system vulnerable to incompetence, indolence, and worse
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But Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, is unconvinced. He said HUD’s problems in Massachusetts reflect its larger failure to properly monitor thousands of housing authorities across the country.
“Lax oversight has created an environment for corrupt managers to flourish. HUD needs to step up its oversight,” Grassley said in a statement. “Transparency would help flush out the bad actors who have exploited the vacuum of scrutiny at the expense of the taxpayers and the people who need decent housing.”
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