Jefferson Parish Housing Authority

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3:28 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Jefferson Council Calls Meeting on Housing Board

The Jefferson Parish Council will decide the fate of five commissioners who oversee the parish's embattled housing authority in March.

The Advocate reports Council Chairman Chris Roberts announced a special meeting March 1. Parish President John Young has asked the council to replace the housing authority board.

Jefferson Parish Housing Authority
12:13 pm
Sat December 15, 2012

Jefferson Parish President Attempts to Purge Housing Board

Jefferson Parish President John Young has ordered six members of the parish housing authority board from their posts.

Young sent one-sentence letters Friday to board chairman Patrick Pierson and members Hunley Dufour Jr., William Boada Sr., Terrell Harris, Mary Snowden and Simone Scanio. Each letter accuses them of neglecting their duties.

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Jefferson Parish Housing Authority
6:51 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Audit: JP Housing Authority should repay $650K

A federal audit says the Jefferson Parish Housing Authority illegally paid board members nearly $107,000 and created a conflict of interest and violated federal rules by paying $91,000 to a state legislator's repair company.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development audit says the agency should repay the money and must either document or repay another $450,000. That includes $240,000 paid to four Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies for security services, $95,000 to its attorney and $81,000 to its accounting firm.