Our sadly departed (from this newspaper, guys, not from the planet) colleague Sarah Fenske wrote a humdinger of a story earlier this year about all manner of fiscal wrongdoing and blatant nepotism inside the Housing Authority of Maricopa County. Doug Lingner holding court in the Hawaiian ... More >>
Responding to serious problems and mismanagement first investigated by New Times and subsequently confirmed in a blistering audit by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is poised to again take over the Housing Authority of Maricopa County ... More >>
Doug Lingner (pictured) left the housing authority -- now the county may be taking it over.Acting at the suggestion of Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will explore the possibility of folding the Housing Authority of Maricopa County back under its contro ... More >>
Doug Lingner (in Hawaiian shirt) agreed to accept the board's severance offer, after all.In a marathon meeting this afternoon that stretched close to four hours, commissioners for the Housing Authority of Maricopa County agreed to accept the resignation of executive director Doug Lingner, e ... More >>
Doug Lingner vows not to quit -- unless he's paid bigger bucks.The Housing Authority of Maricopa County's executive director, Doug Lingner, is rejecting a settlement agreement because he wants a chance to "defend" himself -- oh, and six months' salary, too."The Release/Severance package whi ... More >>
Doug Lingner will be leaving the Housing Authority of Maricopa County by Monday -- or else.Doug Lingner, executive director of the Housing Authority of Maricopa County, will be resigning his position.Lingner, a former Phoenix City Councilman, was the subject of a New Times cover story just five w ... More >>
Responding to allegations raised by New Times, housing authority commissioners put Doug Lingner (pictured here at an event two years ago, in the Hawaiian shirt) on leave.In a unanimous vote at a hastily called meeting this afternoon, commissioners of the Housing Authority of Maricopa County ... More >>
Doug Lingner, the housing authority's executive director, will be placed on paid leave if county management has anything to do with it.In a letter to commissioners of the Housing Authority of Maricopa County penned today, County Manager David Smith and the Board of Supervisors offered its a ... More >>
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