U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R- Murphysboro, pressed Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson July 13 to deal with what Bost calls the "corruption" in the Alexander County Housing Authority, or ACHA, resulting in decrepit public housing complexes.

On July 11, HUD banned two former ACHA directors, James Wilson and Martha Franklin, from ever working with public housing again. The agency is also seeking to recoup money officials said Wilson and Franklin improperly spent.

Bost said that's the best HUD can do.