HUD TAKES ACTION AGAINST
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Housing and Urban
Development has barred the Executive Director of the Biloxi, MS
Housing Authority from dealing with HUD public housing programs
in Mississippi for a year because of improper conduct and
mismanagement, HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo announced today.
MISSISSIPPI HOUSING AUTHORITY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The decision is expected to lead to Executive Director
Robert Carroll's resignation or dismissal, because his job
requires regular dealings with HUD's public housing programs.
"We will not tolerate waste, fraud, abuse or mismanagement
in HUD's programs," Cuomo said. "Our management reforms are
setting a high standard of conduct and performance from HUD
employees and from others who receive HUD funding. We will ensure
that taxpayer dollars are spent properly and effectively."
Carroll has 30 days to appeal the decision against him.
Ruby S. Busick, Director of HUD's Public Housing Division
for Mississippi, notified Carroll of the action in a letter.
Busick said the reasons for the sanction against Carroll
included the following actions by Carroll: