Federal anti-poverty funds received by the City of Buffalo will now be overseen by the city comptroller.
This is among the changes mandated by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. These monies were previously handled by the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, but that arrangement led to investigations into the appropriation of the funds.
Comptroller Mark Schroeder claims that members of the renewal agency will not be among his team of overseers for the funding.
Quarterly reports regarding the use of the funds will be required as well.