CINCINNATI, Ohio (WDTN) - The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is taking a hit from spending cuts.
It is scheduling seven furlough days for employees and is closing some offices.
The HUD office in Cincinnati is among the 16 field offices that will close by early 2014. The office closings affect about 120 people.
HUD will also close all offices for one day on Friday, May 24. It will then schedule another six furlough days by the end of August. Those dates are June 14, July 5, July 22, August 2, August 16 and August 30.
HUD says the moves will save from $110 to $150-million over the next ten years. It currently has 80 field offices nationwide.
"We looked at where our staff needs to be in order to make certain we can achieve the greatest possible impact on the people and places we serve," said Pat Hoban-Moore, HUD's Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management. "We will implement this realignment without disrupting the program delivery networks currently serving communities throughout the nation."
The furlough days are a direct result of government spending cuts that took effect March 1.
HUD operates three offices in Ohio in Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland.
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