With Conflict of Interest Not Being Found Home of the Sparrow in Line for $300,000

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development having ruled that no conflict of interest resulted from Housing Commission Chairman Mary Anne Weltch having a business relationship with Home of the Sparrow, the McHenry County Board is poised to award unused HUD grants for low and moderate income residents to that organization.

HUD has written that because Ms. Weltch recused herself from any review, the funds may be allocated as proposed by the Housing Commission.

Home of the Sparrow is scheduled to get $272,172.65 remaining from Program Year 2011 HOME funds and $27,827.35 from the Program Year 2012 HOME funds.

Initial approval by the Planning and Development Committee is expected tomorrow.

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