By Robert Sanchez
The DuPage Housing Authority improperly spent more than $5.8 million in federal money and failed to adequately document another $4.7 million, according to the latest federal audit of the embattled county agency.
The audit, obtained by the Daily Herald, was prepared by the inspector general’s office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Unlike two prior reports, which have housing authority officials scrambling to find the paperwork that would justify years’ worth of expenditures, the new audit specifically calls for the repayment of nearly $5.1 million.
“This audit is more troubling and maddening news from the DHA,” said DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, who demanded the resignation of the agency’s former executive director when he learned about the earlier audits. “The misuse of public funds is simply inexcusable.”