HUD Threatens to Cut Funding for DC AIDS Program

Federal officials warn DC over AIDS program lapses

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    Federal officials are threatening to cut off more than $12 million in funding for the District of Columbia's AIDS program.

    Officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have written to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty expressing concerns about a recent Washington Post series that found the city's HIV/AIDS Administration had paid more than $25 million to nonprofit groups that delivered substandard care or failed to account for their work.

    Assistant Secretary Mercedes M. Marquez says HUD plans to tell the city this week that the city won't receive any new AIDS housing money unless it improves the way it tracks services and spending.

    Fenty spokeswoman Mafara Hobson said the city will work with HUD to ensure continued funding.