Tenn. housing agency questioned about perks

Tenn. housing agency questioned about perks

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NASHVILLE (AP) - A review of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency shows that employees receive plenty of perks as they work to meet the needs of Tennessee families.

An investigation by WTVF-TV in Nashville found that the agency spent almost $10,000 to take its employees to Dave & Buster's where each employee of the agency enjoyed a lunch buffet and got $40 to enjoy video games or bowling. In addition, the agency spent $1,300 in public money to celebrate the director's birthday and $641 just on a limo on administrative professionals' day.

THDA spokeswoman Patricia Smith says the perks are warranted as ways of investing in and developing good employees.

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