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US government sues for land of embattled WV health site

July 17, 2019

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The federal government is suing a West Virginia mental health and substance abuse facility for the homeless, citing failures to provide documentation and numerous unanswered communications.

The Gazette-Mail reports a lawsuit filed recently in federal court shows lawyers with U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart’s office want ownership of Integrated Community Services’ property returned to U.S. Health and Human Services.

The nonprofit was given the land in 2006, mandating it give updates about its health services. The lawsuit accuses ICS officials of not filing annual reports that prove property use and not being reachable by HHS officials.

Recovery Point is another facility that rents space on the property. An official says ICS hasn’t occupied the building for months.

The newspaper reports the building didn’t appear occupied Monday and phone numbers weren’t working.

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