Bush Housing Secretary Alphonso Jackson urged aides to consider political loyalties when handing out grants. A ThinkProgress Exclusive has some damaging quotes from the Inspector General's report on these allegations.
This is troubling news with only one year of Salemtown's three-year block grant currently locked in. MDHA (which administers the Salemtown Block Grant) is already suffering the ill effects of Bush's domestic budget cuts, including their own staff and crew cuts beginning October 1. I have to wonder if future block grant money is going to be taken away from us and allocated to less neutral groups that express support of the Bush Administration.