Leader of homeless resource center on Maui resigns

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The leader of a homeless resource center on Maui has stepped down after the agency was accused of spending too much on payroll and mismanaging its finances.

The Maui news reported Friday that Rebecca Woods submitted her resignation as CEO of the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center this week.

The agency had a $1 million deficit in 2012 after it spent $4.5 million, but it only brought in $3.5 million in revenue. It also owes Maui County about $4 million for a loan made back in 1998 to build a low-income housing facility. No payments have been made on that loan.

A study also found that the agency was significantly over-staffed.

Woods says she loves the agency and wishes it well as it seeks her replacement.

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