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Surprise! Now HUD Flunks Church St. South

by Paul Bass | Jan 21, 2016 7:18 am | Comments (11)

Paul Bass Photo Markeshia Ricks PhotoHow did federal inspectors offer a rosy inspection of the crumbling Church Street South housing complex — and then a year later give it a score of only 20 out of 100?

That question arises from a newly released federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report on conditions at the 301-unit subsidized complex across from the train station.

And it adds fuel to a call issued by Mayor Toni Harp for Congressional hearings into how HUD looks after — or doesn’t look after — conditions at low-income housing developments where it pays millions of dollars a year in rents.

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