Apr 28, 2011 7:11 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - An independent audit has found that the Alexandria Housing Authority kept shaddy books, paid invoices in a haphazard way and wrongly distributed money among restricted funds en route to losing almost $2 million in the 2009-10 fiscal year.
Outside auditor Dan McCaskill, an accountant from Mandeville, recommends corrective action immediately in a report for the 2009-10 fiscal year that ended June 30.
McCaskill also found that after June 30, 2010, the close of AHA's fiscal year, expenses and revenue were not recorded on computerized ledgers.
Patricia Campbell, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Fort Worth, Texas, says even with the findings, federal authorities do not plan to take over the Alexandria agency that provides affordable housing for the poor.