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Among the problems uncovered: * Half of the six homes Progressive had built and sold for the city over the past decade went to people with incomes too high to qualify for the subsidized housing. * One was sold to the daughter of one of the nonprofit's co-founders at a deep discount. * Progressive also spent money the city awarded it to buy property owned by the co-founder's mother. The mayor was motivated to make public statements during the next city council meeting, committing to investigate the issues raised in the article and announcing that the head of the department overseeing the spending of the federal money would be "reassigned" until the investigation was complete.
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