Laura Sullivan

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How The Affordable Housing Crisis Is Playing Out In One Dallas Neighborhood

Monday, October 23, 2017

Only 25 percent of people who need government help to pay for housing get it. In collaboration with The FRONTLINE Dispatch, NPR looked at what can happen to the other 75 percent and how the affordable housing crisis is playing out in one Dallas neighborhood.


Housing Program Worth Billions Lacks 'Basic Accountability,' Says GAO

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Government auditors can't determine if the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program costs too much because the program lacks adequate IRS oversight, according to testimony before Congress.


Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

In Dallas and other tight rental markets, Section 8 voucher holders can't find the homes they need, while developers face resistance from wealthier neighborhoods when trying to build new housing.


Affordable Housing Program Costs More, Shelters Fewer

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The low-income housing tax credit program gave way to a booming $8 billion private industry, but as tax credits for companies increased, the number of housing units being built for the poor fell.


News Brief: Sally Yates Testimony, South Korea Election, 'Front Line' Probe

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Senate panel told ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn was compromised by the Russians. South Koreans elect a president. Probe shows why some families aren't getting government-funded housing.


N.Y. Attorney General: Nation's Flood Insurance Program Defrauding Taxpayers

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The report comes after a joint investigation by NPR and PBS' Frontline that uncovered how private insurance companies in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy were profiting while homeowners suffered.


Report: Red Cross Spent 25 Percent Of Haiti Donations On Internal Expenses

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A congressional inquiry finds that the American Red Cross stonewalled lawmakers as they sought to understand the charity's finances, and that it sent significantly less money to Haiti than claimed.


Lawmakers To FEMA: Flood Plan Overhaul Is 'Too Little, Too Late'

Friday, June 03, 2016

While the Federal Emergency Management Agency vows to make sweeping reforms to the nation's flood insurance program, senators say the program "needs to fundamentally transform."


Business Of Disaster: Local Recovery Programs Struggle To Help Homeowners

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

State and local disaster relief programs are leaving communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy confused by the dizzying array of directives on how to rebuild.


The Pitfalls Of Creating A Disaster Recovery Program From Scratch

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

We have the second report in a probe into who profits when disaster strikes. NPR and the PBS show Frontline examine the millions wasted when state disaster recovery programs aren't up to the job.


Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

More than three years after Superstorm Sandy, NPR and PBS's Frontline investigate the thousands still not home, the government agencies that failed to help and the companies that made millions.


Senator Wants Names Of Red Cross Officials Who Did Not Cooperate With Inquiry

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sen. Chuck Grassley is asking federal investigators to give him the names of officials at the American Red Cross who did not cooperate with the government's recent inquiry into the charity.

Grassley, an Iowa Republican, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office Monday morning saying that the Senate ...


Red Cross Effort To Shut Down Inquiry Fails; Report Calls For Outside Oversight

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The American Red Cross allegedly did not fully cooperate with a government investigation of its performance and finances. Now investigators and a congressman want the charity's books open for audits.


In Private Letter, Red Cross Tried To End Government Inquiry

Monday, August 17, 2015

The American Red Cross, which has often boasted of its transparency, attempted last year to halt a congressional inquiry into its disaster relief work, according to a private letter Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern wrote to Rep. Bennie Thompson.

In the letter, McGovern asked Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi and ...


Sen. Grassley Not Satisfied With Answers From The Red Cross

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The American Red Cross has met its deadline to say how it spent almost half a billion dollars in Haiti. But the charity's answers have left at least one senator unsatisfied.

"I have a lot more questions for the Red Cross," Sen. Chuck Grassley says in a statement ...


Documents Show Red Cross May Not Know How It Spent Millions In Haiti

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Reports obtained by NPR and ProPublica show the Red Cross did not monitor many of the earthquake relief projects it funded. So the agency may not have answers to this week's questions from Congress.


Sen. Grassley Gives Red Cross Deadline To Explain Haiti Spending

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Citing reports from NPR and ProPublica that found a string of poorly managed projects after the devastating 2010 earthquake, the senator is demanding answers to how nearly $500 million was spent.


American Red Cross News Conference In Haiti Grows Heated

Friday, June 12, 2015

Haitian journalists pressed an official from the American Red Cross to explain how the charity spent almost half a billion dollars in the country — but got few answers at a news conference this week at Le Plaza Hotel in downtown Port-au-Prince.

Frustrated journalists began talking over the official, Walker ...


In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

An investigation by NPR and ProPublica finds a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success, according to a review of the charity's internal documents.


Federal Judge Says South Dakota Officials Violated Native American Families' Rights

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Two of South Dakota's largest tribes won a sweeping victory in federal court that could reverberate for tribes across the country.

A federal judge has ruled that the state Department of Social Services, prosecutors and judges "failed to protect Indian parents' fundamental rights" when they removed their children after ...