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Troubled Native housing corp given more time

A Native housing authority in Manitoba has been given more time to develop a plan to resolve allegations of mismanagement and nepotism.

An audit found that the Aiyawin Corporation paid board members who were supposed to be volunteers and paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to the brother of a board member. The corporation could could lose $2 million (Canadian) in government funds as a result.

Aiyawin uses the money to provide government-subsidized housing for low-income and elderly Natives in Winnipeg.

Get the Story:
Gov't disappointed with response to Aiyawin concerns (CBC 12/15)

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