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McCain: Navajo Housing Authority 'Misusing Taxpayers' Money

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By    |   Friday, 02 Jun 2017 05:02 PM

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., slammed the Navajo Housing Authority and claimed it was "grossly misusing taxpayer funds," the Washington Examiner reported.

McCain said the housing authority had spent $803 million in federal funds to build just 1,110 homes.

"The investigation completed by my office confirms that the Navajo Housing Authority remains a broken public housing agency that is grossly misusing taxpayer funds," McCain said.

"Navajo Nation is facing a housing crisis, but the NHA has not delivered on its promise of providing affordable, livable homes for its people. I am calling on my colleagues in the Senate to join me in holding congressional hearings and developing legislation that advances critical reforms."

McCain's investigation was done in consultation with the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, The Arizona Republic reported.

McCain is a member of that committee.

The housing authority receives more than $80 million each year for housing, according to the newspaper. But the NHA claims it needs more than $9 billion to meet the housing needs of the Navajo Nation, the Republic reported.

But McCain's report alleges that, because of poor planning and mismanagement, the housing authority failed to spend money it gets and exposed federal tax dollars to "an excessive risk of waste, fraud and abuse."

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., slammed the Navajo Housing Authority and claimed it was "grossly misusing taxpayer funds," the Washington Examiner reported.
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