Austin Weekly News: “West Side alderman, nonprofit spar over housing program”

“Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) said that he is concerned that the Northwest Side Housing Center (NWSHC), a Belmont-Cragin based non-profit, may be trying to influence the Northwest Home Equity Assurance Program.” In response, NWSHC Executive Director James Rudyk stated: "We find the alderman's baseless and non-factual claims to be very concerning," he wrote. "This sets a very dangerous precedent that a government official can accuse a local nonprofit of a conflict of interest whenever they do not like the work that the non-profit is doing."

Laura Slabaugh