HUD: County mismanaged Open Door program – Charlotte Observer

Mecklenburg County mismanaged a housing program for people with mental illness, with officials failing to keep adequate records and some residents living in conditions that were not “decent, safe and sanitary,” according to a new federal report.

The report sheds new light on problems with a multimillion-dollar housing initiative previously managed by Mecklenburg Open Door, a troubled nonprofit that until last October was one of the county’s largest mental health contractors.

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