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Minnesota DHS chief addresses revelations of shoddy oversight of housing grants

She testifies a week after the Office of the Legislative Auditor released a critique of the agency

 

September 9, 2022

Glen Stubbe

Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead

In what has become a yearly ritual, the head of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) appeared before state lawmakers Thursday to address revelations of poor financial controls at the massive state agency.

A performance audit released last week by the Office of the Legislative Auditor offered a scathing critique of the grant-making process at DHS during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The review found significant deficiencies in the agency's oversight of tens of millions of dollars in grants to support the homeless and others in need of housing during the pandemic.

https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-dhs-chief-addresses-revelations-of-shoddy-oversight-of-housing-grants/600205132/

 

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