The beleaguered Kalama Housing Authority is out of business.

The Kalama City Council Wednesday officially dissolved the agency. Its assets were transferred to the Kelso Housing Authority in July.

The City Council in January passed a resolution saying that it would approve the takeover should the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development approve it.

The Kalama agency had historically struggled with its finances, with expenditures exceeding revenues for the past five years. In 2014, HUD accused the authority of misusing Section 8 housing vouchers and owing HUD more than $50,000. Housing authority officials contested those findings.

The agency previously managed one apartment building of sixteen units, which were all transferred to the Kelso authority.


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