Ike Monty Details Corruption

Low income housing credits have started to make annual headlines in the El Paso area because of the controversies that follow them. As a government device, they tend to be complicated for the community to understand. Like all government programs, there is a mystic about them and a lack of understanding as to what they… Read More Ike Monty Details Corruption

The Housing Authority: Of Complex Structures and Taxes or Is That Liens? – V of V

As has already been established, the Suncrest Townhomes continues to be a serious point of contention among the community and at City Council. Although, the Housing Authority of El Paso continues to portray the fallacy that this is just about some “disgruntled employees” and nothing else, the reality is that there is much more to… Read More The Housing Authority: Of Complex Structures and Taxes or Is That Liens? – V of V

The Housing Authority: Bidding Rights, It’s Only the Taxpayer’s Monies – IV of V

As if clustering and questions of insubordination aren’t enough to give rise to possible irregularities within the Housing Authority, the latest twist in this saga is the taxpayer’s expectation of best value for their money. The spokesperson for the El Paso Housing Authority, Al Velarde challenges the veracity of the allegations by consistently stating that… Read More The Housing Authority: Bidding Rights, It’s Only the Taxpayer’s Monies – IV of V

The Housing Authority: Insubordination – You Wouldn’t Let Your Employee Get Away With It, Or, Would You? – III of V

As significant as the “clustering” issue is in regards to the Housing Authority’s Suncrest Project, more serious and troubling aspects of this project continue to emerge. As a quasi-government agency, the Housing Authority operates as both a corporation and a government agency. Because of the use of taxpayer monies, the Housing Authority is more of… Read More The Housing Authority: Insubordination – You Wouldn’t Let Your Employee Get Away With It, Or, Would You? – III of V

The Housing Authority: Clustering, A Housing Authority Ignoring Its Stated Mandate – II of V

At the center of the Housing Authority controversy is a proposed 144-unit quadraplex project known as the Suncrest Townhomes. This proposed project is slated to be located near Sunland Park in a concentration of other low-income projects. The Suncrest Townhomes is a proposed partnership composed of local developer Ike Monte and the Housing Authority’s nonprofit… Read More The Housing Authority: Clustering, A Housing Authority Ignoring Its Stated Mandate – II of V

The Housing Authority: Rogue Agency Threatens El Paso – I of V

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso has been consistently the subject of negative public comment on the El Paso Forum and at City Hall. As is the case with most public agencies, there is usually one or two disgruntled former employees or public “rabble rousers” whose only intention is to serve their… Read More The Housing Authority: Rogue Agency Threatens El Paso – I of V