New Provider Selected to Replace Community Council of Reeves County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Hundreds of low income families across West Texas can breathe a sigh of relief.

The Community Council of Reeves County recently came under the microscope by the state after their Executive Director was accused of fraud.

She allegedly misspent almost $200,000.

That money was supposed to help families in Reeves, Ward, Winkler and Loving counties.

The Department of Housing and Community Affairs has signed a contract with West Texas Opportunities to restore the program.

Starting on Wednesday, those families will start getting help on their utility bills again.

West Texas Opportunities serves 14 West Texas counties.