We conducted this limited review to identify the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) drawdown levels for the initial round of Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding. In addition, we researched information published by grantees on how they have used and will use their funds. Our objective was to highlight the grantees’ (1) drawdown levels for the...
Noviembre 16, 2020
Independent Attestation Review: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Special Needs, Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grants Program, Regarding Drug Control Accounting for Fiscal Year 2018
We conducted an attestation review of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Special Needs Assistance Continuum of Care, regarding drug control accounting and associated management assertions for fiscal year 2018. As required by Federal statute 21 U.S.C. 1704(d), we reviewed HUD’s Report on Drug Control Accounting, including its written assertions. Our responsibility is to express a conclusion on the...
Marzo 04, 2019
HUD’s Improper Approvals Resulted in Invalid Exemptions and an Ineligible Capital Funds Expenditure for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority
We reviewed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) approval of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority’s Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration plan and capital funds drawdowns. The review was performed based on risk indicators identified during audits of the Authority’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD) conversion and its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The objective was to...
Septiembre 28, 2018
The Office of Native American Programs Section 184 Program Continues To Operate Without Adequate Oversight 3 Years After the Prior OIG Audit
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee program based on a Senate Appropriations Committee request to review the management and oversight of the program. OIG had previously audited the Section 184 program in 2015 (audit report 2015-LA-0002) and determined that the Office of Loan Guarantee (OLG) did not provide adequate oversight of the program. The objective of...
Agosto 27, 2018
HUD Needs To Clarify Whether Illegal-Undocumented Aliens Are Eligible for Assistance Under the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program
HUD OIG assisted U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York in a civil investigation related to illegal-undocumented aliens receiving Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) assistance. The HOPWA program at 24 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 574 is a HUD Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) grant program that provides formula allocations and competitively awarded grants to eligible States,...
Agosto 21, 2017
We reviewed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Greensboro, NC, Office of Community Planning and Development’s approval of the City of High Point’s use of a 15 percent cost estimate margin. The objective of this review was to determine whether HUD knowingly allowed the City to use the 15 percent margin. HUD’s Greensboro, NC, Office of Community Planning and Development allowed the City to use the 15 percent...
Agosto 25, 2015
HUD's Office of Affordable Housing Programs Could Improve Its Oversight of Participating Jurisdictions' HOME Investment Partnerships Program-Funded Rental Housing Projects' Leases
We reviewed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Affordable Housing Programs’ oversight of leases in HOME Investment Partnerships Program-funded rental housing projects. The review was part of the activities in our fiscal year 2015 annual audit plan. Our objective was to determine whether HUD’s Office had adequate oversight of participating jurisdictions to ensure that leases between rental projects...
Junio 25, 2015
We completed a review of HUD’s monitoring and administration of the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency (HCV FSS) program. The review was included in OIG’s annual audit plan and contributes to OIGs objective of improving HUD’s execution of and accountability for grant funds. The objectives of the review were to determine whether HUD officials sufficiently monitored public housing agencies (PHA) to encourage the use of the...
Octubre 30, 2013
HUD’s Controls over Energy Audits and Using Recovery Act Funds for Energy Equipment Did Not Warrant Further Audit Testing
We reviewed the U.S. Department of Housing and Development’s (HUD) process for ensuring that grantee public housing agencies (PHA) receiving American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) Capital Funds complied with Section 152 of the 2005 Energy Act. We reviewed this process because during a recent Recovery Act audit we identified some non-Energy Star compliance and premature replacement purchases and during 2008...
Junio 14, 2011
We reviewed the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) guidance on using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) capital funding for physical needs assessments. Our objective was to determine whether HUD’s guidance to grantees on using Recovery Act capital funds for physical needs assessments was sufficient to ensure grantees had the information needed to avoid missing the grant obligation...
Enero 14, 2010