Federal Money Sits Unused

 

DETROIT (WWJ) –The city of Detroit is still sitting on much of a pot of federal money meant to weatherize the homes of low income residents.  Detroit City Councilman Ken Cockrel, Jr. telling WWJ that he has requested a performance audit of the 33-million dollars in stimulus money the city received in 2009.

Cockrel says it’s not clear now if they risk losing the money if it’s not spent by a certain time. That’s why, he says, “city council is doing anything and everything to make sure the money does not go back to the federal government because their is definitely a need in the city of Detroit.”

Cockrel says he doesn’t know how much of the 33-million dollars have been spent.  He says “bottom line is we want to see this money spent for its intended use which is weatherizing homes in Detroit so that they can be more energy efficient.”

The audit should begin sometime this Spring.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Fall Festivals In Metro DetroitFrom music to art to special events, there's a little something for everyone's delight.
Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.

Watch & Listen