April 22, 2015

Nebraska Democrat Potentially Overlooked Fraud And Governance Problems At Local Housing Authority

The Nebraska Watchdog reported that Rep. Brad Ashford (D-NE) is trying to lobby the Department of Housing and Urban Development to give the Omaha Housing
Authority (OHA) more time to repay $1.1 million that it misspent years ago, when he was an OHA board member.

According to Nebraska Watchdog:

“A HUD audit found fraud, improper fund transfers and governance problems – including conflicts of interest and financial mismanagement – while reviewing its programs from 2001 through 2012.”

A former director with the housing authority even said Ashford has a conflict of interest because some of the problems identified in the audit started
under his watch.