The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the City of Minot, ND’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery program because the City was awarded more than $67 million in CDBG Disaster Recovery funds in April 2012 and an additional $35 million in May 2013. Before our audit, the City had spent more than $26 million and $1.3 million, respectively. In addition, we had not...
Marzo 13, 2015
The City of Cedar Rapids, IA, Did Not Ensure a Competitive Procurement Process and Did Not Properly Execute Its CDBG Disaster Recovery-Funded Contracts
We audited the City of Cedar Rapids, IA Property Acquisition Program. We selected the City for review based on a citizen’s hotline complaint and the amount of disaster funding received by the City. During fiscal years 2008 through 2011, the City’s property acquisition program was awarded more than $125 million in disaster funding. Our audit objective was to determine whether the City (1) expended its CDBG disaster recovery grant funds for...
Octubre 23, 2012
Five Star Services, Inc., Fargo, ND, Did Not Submit Monthly Accounting Reports and Section 236 Excess Income Reports to HUD
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General, audited Five Star based upon a request from the HUD Denver Office of Multifamily Housing. The objective of our audit was to determine whether Five Star submitted the required monthly accounting and Section 236 excess income reports to HUD. Five Star did not submit required monthly accounting reports and Section 236 excess income reports to HUD. It...
Noviembre 02, 2011
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the State of Iowa’s (State) business rental assistance program (program) funded by Community Development Block Grant disaster funds. Our objective was to determine whether the State ensured that the City of Cedar Rapids (City) provided rental assistance to eligible businesses based on appropriate leases. The State did not implement adequate controls...
Mayo 26, 2010
The State of Iowa Misspent Community Development Block Grant Disaster Assistance Funds and Failed To Check for Duplicate Benefits
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the State of Iowa’s (State) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Assistance Funds. Our audit objective was to determine whether the State ensured that the City of Cedar Rapids provided disaster assistance funds to only eligible businesses and that these businesses did not receive duplicate Federal benefits. The State misspent more than $10.5...
Marzo 09, 2010
The Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency, Des Moines, Iowa, Did Not Always Assign Proper Voucher Sizes or Accurately Calculate Overpayments From Unreported Income In Its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Inspector General audited the Housing Choice Voucher program of the Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency (Agency) to determine whether the Agency (1) properly considered family composition and reasonable accommodation requests when applying payment standards and (2) took appropriate action when the tenants' files had indications of unreported income. We found that...
Abril 22, 2008