State agencies are playing with money meant to stem foreclosures

Florida Housing Finance Agency was the worst offender, charging Uncle Sam nearly $17,900 for unrelated travel expenses

In a blistering 85-page report, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program says more than $400,000 in “critical taxpayer dollars” were spent by some state housing agencies to fly around the country to attend non-germane conferences and hole up in luxury hotels and resorts.