Problems force changes in Toledo homeless agency

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Findings of mismanaged money and sloppy record keeping are forcing some changes in the agency that helps homeless people in Toledo.

As a result of the 2013 state audit findings, the Toledo-Lucas County Homelessness Board has agreed to stop directly contracting with federally funded homeless shelters. Instead, the agency will let the city of Toledo's neighborhoods department oversee the federal money starting July 1.

The (Toledo) Blade ( reports that the city now will be making the majority of the large expenditures, leaving the board in charge of less.

The newspaper found that audit cited the agency for spending money beyond allowable limits, missing documentation, and submitting a late 2010 internal audit. In all, the state agency listed $99,368 in "questioned costs."


Information from: The Blade,

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