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Audit finds problems at Native housing authority

A confidential audit by Manitoba Housing's department has found major problems with a Native housing authority that received $2 million in government funds, CBC News reports.

The review found that board members of the Aiyawin Housing Corporation were paid than $17,000 in 2002. The board members are supposed to be volunteers.

The audit said the brother of the corporation's general manager was paid hundreds of thousands to do renovations but was never hired by the board. The brother also had unrestricted access to corporation property and some credit cards.

Aiyawin Corporation provides government-subsidized housing for low-income and elderly Natives in Winnipeg. The corporation receives about $2 million (Canadian) a year to help pay for mortgages and property taxes.

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