LANSING, Mich (WILX) -- The agency charged with creating affordable housing for Americans is under fire for spending lavishly on dining furniture.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is spending more than $31,000 to redecorate secretary Ben Carson's office.
That price tag includes eight dining chairs, at about $1000 a piece, two armchairs costing about the same, and a table with two pedestals coming in at $4000 .
HUD is also going to have to pay $2500 to ship the furniture.
One official at HUD says she was demoted after pushing back on requests to find funds beyond the$5000 legal limit to redecorate Carson's office.