COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – A spreadsheet of expenses obtained by WIS shows that the Columbia Housing Authority has incurred nearly three-fourths of $1 million in expenses related to the shuttering of Allen Benedict Court apartments in January.
According to the results of a Freedom of Information Act submitted on March 6 with the Columbia Housing Authority, they have incurred a total of $756,240.77 as of March 6.
The public housing complex shut down in mid-January after two residents were found dead in their apartments on Jan. 17. Their deaths were ruled as carbon monoxide poisoning by the Richland County Coroner’s Office.
The expenses are related to housing, travel accomodations, and providing food to the displaced residents. The expenses include:
We’ve reached out the the attorneys representing the CHA for clarifications on specifics on some of the expenses and what the inspections consisted of.