Authorities Spent On Trips And Bonuses As Family Housing Units Languished In Cairo

Nov 5, 2015
Originally published on August 24, 2016 12:01 pm

Housing authorities spent on pricey dinners at training junkets and retirement bonuses for employees while public housing complexes in the state’s poorest county fell into serious disrepair.

Last month, a federal inspector general demanded that the Alexander County Housing Authority turn over documents a subpoena said could be part of an ongoing investigation. 

A series of articles from The Southern Illinoisan  helped expose problems at the Alexander County Housing Authority. Illinois Public Radio’s Jamey Dunn talked with Southern Illinoisan reporter Molly Parker from the paper’s newsroom.

You can find Parker’s stories and all of The Southern Illinoisan's coverage on the Alexander County Housing Authority here.

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