- Fraud concerns Surface, Troubles Continue in Weatherization Stimulus Program

Our friends at Texas Watchdog have uncovered major problems with the management and accounting for miltimillion-dollar weatherization stimulus contracts. Inspection documents reviewed by Texas Watchdog show that at least a dozen of the 42 agencies taking part in the state's $326 million stimulus Weatherization Assistance Program were written up for everything from mismanaged or undocumented spending to failing to perform basic tasks like repairing broken window panes.

The state's Department of Housing and Community Affairs has already pulled the plug on two programs for chronic mismanagement. And the chaotic bookkeeping practices and questionable billing by several local programs has caused the department to look more closely at fraud.

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