THE HOUSING FUNDING AND RISK MANAGEMENT BRANCH. WHERE EVIDENCE OF CORRUPTION ABOUNDS.
The Funding and Risk Management Branch attracts the wrong kinds of city officials. Criminals hiding behind their positions. They control the money and who gets it. The misappropriation of funds, through their allocation programs, to fund private companies, that also manages, those City of Toronto buildings.
The recent attempt by Mintz & Partners Ltd. and Kehilla Residential Programme, at the acquisition of the Moshav Noam Non Profit Cooperative Housing Corporation, through the dummy corporation, that they have also set up to do so, "Moshav Orr" and all of this, with the complete backing, also, of these Toronto City and government officials
Brenda Patterson, Deputy City Manager. She is also in charged, of the Social Housing Unit Department, of the City of Toronto.
Keith Extance, Director, Funding & Risk Management Branch, of the Ministry of Housing.
Phil Brown, General Manager, with the Toronto Social Housing Unit.
Philip Abrahams, Director of the Toronto Social Housing Unit.
Allegations of racism and sexual misconduct by Kehilla Residential Programme staff, did not deter these Toronto City Officials, from continuing to promote this private company, or their other business interests, for funding with the city of Toronto.
They all have high sounding titles but what they do with the tax payers money should make us all take another look at these wolves in sheep clothing. And only by exposing their actions can we actually get rid of them. Their very actions also demonstrated the lack of transparency in the local government, as well as with the entire government, in general.
The residents of the Moshav Noam Non Profit Cooperative Housing Corporation, are still wondering what has happened, since they have agreed to allow the Toronto Community Housing Corporation, to take over the building, or so they were told, by Maria Varlokostas, Manager of the Funding & Risk Management Branch, of the Social Housing Unit, in July of 2008, concerning the present building. That transfer of the assets of the coop, over to the TCHC, has also never happened. Instead what the residents has today, is the receiver and manager of the building, Mintz & Partners Ltd. and also Kehilla Residential Programme, trying to take over completely, the operation of the Coop, by setting up this dummy corporation, "Moshav Orr", that they also intend to used, to take over the assets and management of the coop.
It turns out also that the current managers of the coop, Mintz & Partners and Kehilla Residential Programme, has also not been able to continue with the management of the coop, by simply extending their 12 month term, as the receiver has also done, since 2004 and they have now come up with a clever way of acquiring the building permanently, by changing its name from Moshav Noam Non Profit Cooperative Housing Corporation, to Moshav Orr, and that this new company is what they will actually used to try to take over the coop permanently. The transfer of the assets of Moshav Naom Coop, over to Moshav Orr, is also supported by those city of Toronto officials, in the Funding & Risk Management Branch, of the Social Housing Unit, as well as within the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Funding & Risk Management Branch.
It is clear that they have also been working together in regards to this purchase, without consulting with the residents of the coop and by contacting the residents of the coop, recently, they are also not being entirely up front with them either about the whole process. Since also the Minister's consent, is really the last stage, in the process to acquire the building. The residents were never told about any court dates, prior to this, where they could have also objected to the transfer of the coop, and also of the receiver and manager Mintz & Partners continuing to managed the coop. However, they still have the opportunity, to prevent the take over of the coop, by the current managers, Mintz & Partners and Kehilla Residential Programme, through the corporation, Moshav Orr, that they have also set up to do so, by also sending in their objection, to the Ministry of Housing, of this transfer, or purchase, of the Moshav Noam Non Profit Cooperative Housing Corporation, over to them.
The board of directors for Moshav Orr, will also be made up entirely of Kehilla's current and past employees and not a single resident of the coop, will also be on the board of Moshav Orr , according to the information, that the residents has also received from them. If Mintz & Partners and Kehilla Residential Programme thought that they were the only clever ones, in all of this, they were also wrong. The residents of the coop, who has also never trusted them, since the court appointed receiver and manager of the building, Mintz & Partners Ltd. has also never told the truth to them, of its intention to stick around past 2008 and that the TCHC was not really going to take over the ownership and management of the coop, as the residents were also told by them and those corrupt city officials, in the Funding and Risk Management Branch.
Both Mintz & Partners and its parent company Deloitte & Touche, has been managing the coop, since 2008, when they also claimed that the building was also being transferred over to the ownership of TCHC. They have also been renewing, their 12 month term, as the receiver and manager, of the coop. And the only way that they could have done all of this, was also with the recommendation, of those in the funding and risk management branch, who has also gone to court, on a yearly basis and continued to recommend them, to continue, with the management of the building. They have also ignored, every single complaint, from the residents, about their management of the coop.
The receiver and manager Mintz & Partners and also Kehilla, had gone about quietly trying to procure the building and by giving as little information as possible to the residents, they had also hoped to completely take over the ownership of the coop.
What these two private companies and those government officials, also did not count on, was that the residents of the coop, are also not keen on the take over of the building, by either the receiver and manager, or Kehilla, or by any other company that they have also set up to do so and it doesn't matter the clever attempts, that they have also come up with, in order to acquire the building, the residents also do not want them to continue, either directly, or indirectly, to have control of the building, or even to continue with the management of the coop. This was made clear by the petition that was also started by the residents, to stop their actions entirely.
Kairool Kapoor is the person within the Ministry of Housing, who had also recently informed the residents of the coop, of the intention of the City of Toronto, to have both Mint & Partners, as well as Kehilla, whose term has also officially ended in May of 2012, to continue with the take over the coop, through Moshav Orr, and to acquire the assets of the coop, through this dummy company that they have also set up specifically for this purpose and with the consent of these government officials, who should also know better. The fact that they had also intended the current staff of Kehilla, to also be the new board members, of Moshav Orr, also says a lot, since Kehilla and its staff has also acted in ways that goes against the coop, in more ways than one.
For instance, it was Kehilla's employee, Sandra Thompson, who is also the current on site property manager of the coop, who was also accused of wrong doing, and more specifically, of sexual misconduct, while carrying out her duties, as the on site property manager of the building. The other person implicated in that situation, the part time superintendent of the coop, was also fired immediately, by Kehilla, but it has kept on Sandra Thompson, as the on site manager of the coop and with the consent of the other Toronto City officials, as well.
The current managers of the coop, Mintz and Partner, as well as Kehilla Residential Programme, and also the city of Toronto and the other government officials, that I have mentioned, have also been preying upon the residents of the coop and have also taken advantage of the fact that the residents also has limited knowledge of the operations of the coop, in order to exploit them and also the city's financial resources.
These Toronto city officials, also do not seem to have any morality of their own either, as they have also demonstrated, in their corrupt practice, of continually selecting, the same private companies, to acquire those city of Toronto buildings, or to manage them, without also making their actions more transparent, in the process. They have also completely ignored the bidding process and the law, regarding this practice. Which has included, excluding all other applicants, or companies for the position, besides those that they had selected, personally, through this unfair process.
Monopolizing the bidding process is also illegal, but not to them. Selecting their own hand picked agent to take over these buildings is also a crime, with regards to the bidding process, which they have also monopolized, by also excluding any other qualified applicants, from having this opportunity to also make those procurements of those city of Toronto buildings. In the past, one Toronto Social Housing Unit, official, has also claimed that she has sent out applications to several different applicants, i.e. companies, for the position of taking over the management of the building. When she was also asked to produce the name of just one of those other applicants, she also could not. Need I say more?.
This and other "oversights" on the part of these Toronto city and government officials, are what makes their actions also illegal. Each year the Funding and Risk Management Branch of the Toronto Social Housing Unit, continues to dole out money to these private companies, such as Kehilla Residential Programme and Mintz & Partners and the latter's former, as well as current companies, that the Receiver and Manager, Mintz & Parners, has also created, such as M & P Property Management, and now also the new company, "Moshav Orr", to attempt to take over the coop, as well as to receive funding and to continue to operate and manage the building.
The problem with this arrangement is that those government officials, such as Keith Extance, the Director, in the Funding and Risk Management Branch, of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and also those other Toronto city officials, are also directly responsible, for the continuation of this fraud upon the public. They have continually approved and or assisted with the selection of these private companies that are also hand picked by them also, including of course, the current managers of the building, that they are also in league with, regarding their attempt to take over the current building and also to continue to receive public funds, as well and despite their despicable records with the public. Their candidates for these positions are also unqualified, based on their actions, but they have also recommended them anyway. They also do not listen to, or care about what the residents, or the rest of the public, has to say about their actions as well. Which has also been covered up.
The illegal practice of the city of Toronto officials involved, or those other government officials, which has also included, other evidence of corruption, by them, as well and the most obvious of which is the conflict of interest, that is also apparent, in regards to their decisions, regarding this situation. I have also said before, in another article about the same thing and I say now, also, that they all seem to have a pecuniary interest, in the decisions, that they all make, regarding the current managers of the coop and also their intention to acquire the building.
The Funding and Risk Management Branch of the Toronto Social Housing Unit and also the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, should also stop this illegal process of choosing their own candidate for the position of either procuring, or managing these publicly funded buildings and should also allow a more fair bidding process by allowing other qualified companies, to have the opportunity also to acquire those buildings and to also managed them, for the city of Toronto. Those within the Funding and Risk Management Branch, of the Social Housing Unit, such as Philip Abrahams, its Director and also Phil Brown, its General Manager, as well as Keith Extance, the Director of the Funding and Risk Management Branch, within the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, are also to be blamed for the perpetuation of this crime, that they has also been committed against the public by them.
The Deputy City Manager Brenda Patterson cannot also be excluded from this arrangement as well. By overlooking the actions of those in the Toronto Social Housing Unit, including its Director Philip Abrahams, and also Phil Brown's actions, in yearly recommending, those same private companies, to continue with the management of those publicly funded buildings and despite public complaints against them.
They certainly do not care about the interests of the people that they are supposed to protect in all of this. The residents of those buildings that are also managed by these unscrupulous private companies, that are only out to benefit for themselves, in the process.
They have always selected a company of their own choosing, even though this process is also illegal. The conflict of interest, of course, lies in whether or not, they or the private companies that they have also selected, such as Mintz & Partners and Kehilla, also stands to benefit financially, or otherwise, from the decisions that they have also made, in regards to their actions.
We know that this is of course the answer when it comes to the current managers of the building, Mint & Partners and also Kehilla Residential Programme. Both of which also stands to benefit financially from the new company that they have also set up to take over the coop, "Moshav Orr". As the board members as well, they will also control exclusively all of the decisions of the coop, since none of the residents are also included as the board members for this new corporation, Moshav Orr, that they have also set up to take over the ownership and also managment of the building.
Moshav Noam Non Profit Cooperative Housing Corporation, currently, is also not a part of any regulatory body, such as the Cooperative Federation of Toronto, who might have also been able to temper some of their actions, against the coop members, should they also contravened any of the regulations, of the coop, while they have also been managing it.