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Federal agency wants $8 million returned

A nonprofit, whose use of funds was disputed, and the city have ceased talks

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 10, 2014

~~<p>The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to put the squeeze on the city to return about $8 million in disputed grant money after the Caldwell administration's announcement late Friday that negotiations with Wahiawa nonprofit ORI Anue&shy;nue Hale have ended.</p>
<p>City Managing Director Ember Shinn told the Hono&shy;lulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday that ORI has been unresponsive and that if the city ends up needing to return any money to HUD, it would conversely seek reimbursement from the nonprofit.</p>
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to put the squeeze on the city to return about $8 million in disputed grant money after the Caldwell administration's announcement late Friday that negotiations with Wahiawa nonprofit ORI Anue­nue Hale have ended.

City Managing Director Ember Shinn told the Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday that ORI has been unresponsive and that if the city ends up needing to return any money to HUD, it would conversely seek reimbursement from the nonprofit. Login for more...



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