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Woman, whose fight for housing repair revealed government waste, dies in her home

The woman who blew the whistle on fraud in the City of Houston’s home repair program, featured in a front page Houston Chronicle story Friday, was found dead in her home Sunday.

Read the story of her struggle and death.  It is very strange and very sad that eight years after her home was damaged by Tropical Storm Allison, she died waiting for repairs to her mold infested home.

Her story should provide motivation to ensure that the current round of disaster assistance programs are properly and efficiently administered.

I started my commitment to housing justice for people and communities with low incomes in 1975 in Austin's Clarksville community. These years of working side-by-side with dedicated community leaders to find solutions to housing and community development challenges have taught me some things and I’m learning new things every day.

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