Contact: Deborah Turcotte
MaineHousing Public Information Manager
Media: To receive the credit card statements, please e-mail me.
In response to a Freedom of Access Act request from a Falmouth-based blog, MaineHousing today released statements for its two corporate credit cards, held by its director and controller, for the year 2011.
The controller’s credit card primarily is used for purchases from vendors that do not use purchase orders, and the director’s card is used to cover business and travel expenses, including gas and maintenance on a MaineHousing owned vehicle.
Among the expenses are plane tickets for two people to a New York meeting with bond underwriters that total $319.80, hotel accommodations during a U.S. Department of Energy meeting in Arlington, Virginia, that were reimbursed by DOE, and business lunches and meetings.
One charge on the director’s card, for $18, was to a Brunswick movie theater in which the business card inadvertently was used instead of a personal credit card. MaineHousing was reimbursed for that charge.
MaineHousing, a quasi-governmental agency, is a $1.6 billion financial institution that serves 90,000 people annually and infuses approximately $1.2 million into Maine’s economy daily. MaineHousing’s operations budget is funded by investments and interest on mortgages, and not state general fund money.
The mission of MaineHousing is to assist Maine people to obtain and maintain decent, safe, affordable housing and services suitable to their unique housing needs. Please visit our Web site at www.mainehousing.org.
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