HUD tells Biloxi housing authority to make $25 million in repairs

March 12, 1998
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has ordered the Biloxi, Miss., Housing Authority to make $25 million in repairs to its public housing. Officials in charge of the authority say the demands are impossible to meet without more financial help from HUD, and they want HUD to take control of the authority. The Biloxi authority is part of the Region VIII Housing Authority, which is already under HUD investigation for allegedly segregating tenants by race.