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Resource ID: #17481
Subject: Welfare
Source: WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Date: May 8; June 9; Oct. 20



A WOOD-TV investigation of the FIA reveals that the agency does not routinely inspect the rental property the state of Michigan subsidies through direct welfare payments. Michigan's welfare agency has a law prohibiting direct welfare payments for substandard property, but the WOOD-TV team found that the state pays "rent for welfare clients directly to slumlords."

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