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
The Alphabet Group, LLC, Marks Group, LLC, and Imagineers, Inc., Settled Allegations Related to Section 8 Rent Certifications
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG), assisted the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut in the civil investigation of The Alphabet Group, LLC, Marks Group, LLC, and Imagineers, Inc. Alphabet and Marks are owners of residential housing in Hartford, CT, and Imagineers administers the Section 8 program for the City of Hartford Housing Authority. On May 17, 2012,...
Septiembre 19, 2016
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
The Rochester Housing Authority, Rochester, NY, Had Financial Control Weaknesses That Could Affect Its Capacity to Administer Recovery Act Funds
We performed a capacity review to assess the Rochester Housing Authority’s (Authority) administration of its capital funding program. The Authority was awarded $5.9 million in capital funds under the Recovery Act. Our review determined that the Authority had weaknesses in its financial controls that if left unaddressed could lead to its having a diminished capacity to effectively administer its supplemental Recovery Act funds....
Junio 04, 2010
The New York City Housing Authority Had the Capacity to Administer Capital Funds Provided Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment
We performed a review of the New York City Housing Authority’s (Authority) capacity to administer the approximately $423 million in capital funds awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) in support of the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) goal to report on Recovery Act recipients’ capacity to administer funds received. The objective of the review was to determine whether the Authority’s general...
Marzo 11, 2010
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
Control Weaknesses at the Syracuse Housing Authority, Syracuse, New York May Affect Its Capacity to Administer American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds
As part of the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) obligation to ensure accountability and transparency in the use of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) funds, we performed a capacity review to assess the Syracuse Housing Authority’s (Authority) administration of its capital funding program. The Authority was awarded $4.5 million in capital funds under the Recovery Act. Our objective was to evaluate the...
Enero 13, 2010