As part of the Office of Inspector General’s effort to provide oversight of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) relief efforts provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), we reviewed HUD’s communication to renters regarding the eviction moratorium found in Section 4024. The objective of our review was to highlight the progress HUD has made and identify areas for improvement...
Octubre 13, 2020
HUD CPD Did Not Enforce the Disaster Appropriations Act, 2013, 24-Month Grantee Expenditure Requirement
We initiated our audit in accordance with our strategic goal to provide the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with services and products to address vulnerabilities, to provide opportunities for improvements, and to recognize positive outcomes. The audit objective was to determine whether the HUD Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) monitored and ensured that its Disaster Relief Appropriations Act,...
Mayo 17, 2019
Interim Report - Potential Antideficiency Act and Generally Accepted Accounting Principle Violations Occurred With Disaster Relief Appropriation Act, 2013, Funds
While performing audit work to determine whether the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development (HUD CPD) monitored and ensured that grantees complied with the 24-month statutory expenditure requirement contained in the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, we noted issues with (1) the recording of grants in the Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS) and (2) the grantees’...
Mayo 15, 2018
Your public housing agency (PHA) is more susceptible to being robbed from within by employees than by strangers from the outside. This bulletin will answer some of the basic questions about embezzlement and things you can do to prevent it.
Goods and services must be procured in an effective manner and in compliance with Federal, State, and local laws. Although the majority of public housing agencies (PHA) comply with these rules and regulations, we are issuing this bulletin to assist you in identifying weaknesses in procurement and contracting procedures.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) expects PHAs to implement strong internal controls over purchase and travel cards. The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards at title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200 (formerly Office of Management and Budget Circular A-87) sets out the Federal cost principles that govern what purchases are allowable. ...
More can be done to combat tenant fraud and correct errors. While enforcement is one tool, it should be part of a comprehensive approach that tries to prevent as well as detect violations. This bulletin emphasizes the important role of Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in maintaining integrity in the programs that provide rental assistance to low-income families. Some of the successful procedures and techniques used by PHAs to address...
Hiring the right public housing agency staff is fundamental to lasting success. In this bulletin we share with you best practices and practical advice that you can apply immediately to assure you have the best information, and avoid a hire that could result in fraud or mismanagement issues.