Pulaski County Housing Agency found to have violated client's rights in very first administrative hearing - Main evidence of alleged fraud by PCHA former staff tossed by hearing offical as unreliable
Our investigative journalistic efforts to uncover and report on corruption at the Pulaski County Housing Agency and assist and advocate for victims of that agency's incompetent and criminal conduct has resulted in the resignation of Veletta Smith, a Deputy County Attorney and Fred Love, Pulaski County Community Service Director.
Our advocacy efforts also resulted in having a victory in the very first administrative hearing conducted over clients of PCHA having housing assistance vouchers revoked by PCHA under claims of criminal wrongdoing by former PCHA employees.
Included in that victory was a finding by the Neutral Hearing Officer, Pamela Abrams, that a critical record cited by Love and County Judge Barry Hyde that they allege points to former staff members conspiracy to commit fraud against PCHA and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") was tossed out and will not be considered as evidence against PCHA clients.
Take a look at the findings.
We are poised to participate in other administrative hearings as an advocate for PCHA clients adversely impacted by these voucher revocations under false pretenses. We have assisted two PCHA clients in their administrative hearing at this time.
We are also coordinating efforts to assist victims in possible legal actions.
So far about 50 individuals have responded.