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February 22, 2008

Pittsburgh Housing Authority Waste Exposed by Local Blogger

Local blogger Matt H's long awaited story on ridiculously wasteful spending at Pittsburgh's Housing Authority has finally made the news. Marty Griffin interviews Matt on KDKA News here.

Matt has hundreds of documented instances of abusive spending.

Urban Redevelopment Authority executive director -slash- Parking Authority chairman -slash- Housing Authority chairman* Patrick Ford is also interviewed by Griffith. Ford has been on the Housing Authority Board for a year -- much of that time overlapping with Matt's documentation of waste.

Great job, Matt!

* h/t to the Comet


Matt H said...

Thanks so much for the mention. I believe I will be doing his radio show on Tuesday morning to talk more about it.

Bram Reichbaum said...

I know it's a mouthful, he's also on the board of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

The SPC is basically like the URA, only for all SW PA instead of just Pittsburgh, and it gives out billions of dollars at a time instead of tens of millions.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Pat Ford needs to move to the private sector -- or Nashville -- or Detroit -- or elsewhere.

Matt H said...

Looks like you were right Mark.