As of March 31, 2021, HUD had disbursed $3.4 billion and obligated $7.4 billion of its $12.4 billion in CARES Act funds. Meanwhile, HUD has more than $1.6 billion in CARES Act funds unobligated. These funds have various expiration dates. For example, HUD has until September 30, 2021, to obligate $28 million of the remaining management and administration CARES Act funds and until September 30, 2022, to obligate more than $1.3 billion...
Abril 26, 2021
Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA, Did Not Always Follow Program Requirements in Administering Its NSP2
We audited Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County’s (NHSLA) Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2). The audit was based on a complaint alleging questionable NSP2 financial activity, double payments to contractors, and payments to contractors for incomplete work. Our Office of Audit received the referred complaint in late 2018. However, because the complaint included concerns regarding activities and auditee actions...
Enero 05, 2021
The City of Mesa, AZ, Did Not Administer Its Community Development Block Grant in Accordance With HUD Requirements
We audited the City of Mesa’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program based on (1) a hotline complaint alleging CDBG noncompliance; (2) a prior U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General, audit (2011-LA-1006), which determined that the City needed to improve how it administered its Neighborhood Stabilization Program 1 funds; and (3) our objective to promote fiscal responsibility and...
Abril 13, 2020
The Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) has not referred troubled public housing agencies (PHAs) to the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing to take them over as the law and regulations require. Without this referral mechanism, a PHA could remain troubled for an indefinite period while conditions stagnate or deteriorate. We identified 18 PHAs that remained troubled for more than 2 years without being referred PIH...
Febrero 04, 2020
The Municipality of Yauco, PR, Did Not Always Administer Its CDBG Program in Accordance With HUD Requirements
We audited the Municipality of Yauco’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as part of our strategic plan. We selected this auditee because the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) classified the Municipality as a high-risk grantee in its 2017 risk assessment review. Our objective was to determine whether the Municipality complied with HUD regulations, procedures, and instructions related to the...
Agosto 09, 2019
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Did Not Always Ensure That Its Grantees Complied With Applicable State and Federal Laws and Requirements
We audited the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ (State) Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program because the State was the largest recipient of CDBG funds in New England. HUD awarded the State more than $88 million in CDBG funding for program years 2015, 2016, and 2017. In addition, we had not audited any of the State’s community planning and development programs in the last 10 years. Our audit objective was to...
Agosto 05, 2019
HUD Paid Rental Subsidies To Benefit Public Housing and Voucher Tenants Reported as Excluded From Federal Programs or Deceased
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited HUD to ensure that public housing agencies (PHA) have access to information in the Federal Do Not Pay system. We performed this audit because the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 requires HUD to ensure that PHAs have access to information contained in the Bureau of Fiscal Services’ Do Not Pay system established by the...
Junio 25, 2019
The City of Dallas, Dallas, TX, Did Not Follow Environmental Requirements or Effectively Manage Its Community Housing Development Organizations
We audited the city of Dallas’ management of its community housing development organizations (CHDO). We performed this audit because of our previous audit work on the City’s Home Investment Partnerships program. During that audit, we concluded that the City did not follow HOME regulations and its own policies and procedures in its reconstruction program or the administration of its match contributions, resulting in more than $4.2...
Junio 17, 2019
The North Carolina Department of Commerce Did Not Administer Its Neighborhood Stabilization Program Grants as Required by HUD
We audited the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grants as part of our annual audit plan because the Department received more than $57 million in NSP1 and NSP3 funding. Our audit objective was to determine whether the Department administered its NSP1 and NSP3 grants in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) requirements. The Department did not...
Junio 14, 2019
The State of New York Did Not Ensure That Appraised Values Used by Its Program Were Supported and Appraisal Costs and Services Complied With Requirements
We audited the State of New York’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery-funded New York Rising Buyout and Acquisition program. We initiated this audit based on observations related to the appraised fair market values made during a previous audit (2015-NY-1010) of the State’s program. Our objectives were to determine whether the State ensured that (1) the appraised fair market values used to determine award amounts...
Mayo 29, 2019