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Closed Date:
April 26, 2018

Develop and enforce written conflict-of-interest requirements in compliance with Federal rules and regulations.

Publication Report

2017-BO-1006 | August 18, 2017

The West Warwick Housing Authority, West Warwick, RI, Needs To Improve Its Compliance With Federal Regulations for Its Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing Programs

We audited the Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs at the West Warwick Housing Authority as a result of concerns from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and a hotline complaint.  The audit objectives were to… more

Related Recommendations

Public and Indian Housing

  •   2017-BO-1006-001-A
    $2,063,351.00

    Closed on September 11, 2023

    Provide documentation to support that $2,063,351 was spent for reasonable and necessary costs. Any amount that cannot be supported should be repaid to the Housing Choice Voucher or public housing programs from non-Federal funds.

  •   2017-BO-1006-001-B
    $2,752.00

    Closed on December 19, 2017

    Reimburse the Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs $2,752 from non-Federal sources for improper conflict-of-interest purchases.

  •   2017-BO-1006-001-C
    $6,100.00

    Closed on April 26, 2018

    Deobligate $6,100 from the asbestos abatement procurement and redistribute the funds to the public housing programs for eligible purposes.

  • Closed on April 17, 2018

    Develop and implement procurement policies and procedures that comply with Federal, State, and local laws.

  • Closed on April 26, 2018

    Develop and implement controls to ensure that contracts are in place when applicable.

  • Closed on April 26, 2018

    Develop and maintain a contract management system, including a contract register for all procurements.

  • Closed on December 19, 2017

    Evaluate the training of West Warwick’s board of commissioners and determine whether additional training is required or other changes are appropriate.

  • Closed on January 18, 2018

    .Develop and implement written policies and procedures to ensure that each Housing Choice Voucher program tenant file has an appropriately documented rent reasonableness determination.

  • Closed on April 02, 2018

    Develop and implement written policies and procedures to ensure that each public housing unit has an annual inspection, which is appropriately documented in the tenant file.

  •   2017-BO-1006-002-C
    $12,820.00

    Closed on June 12, 2019

    Determine whether tenants were underpaid for utility allowances and if so, reimburse the tenants from non-Federal funds.

  • Closed on December 19, 2017

    Evaluate the training of West Warwick employees and determine what additional training is necessary..

  •   2017-BO-1006-003-A
    $18,501.00

    Closed on November 16, 2018

    Provide documentation to support that $18,501 in credit card charges was spent for reasonable and necessary costs. Any amount that cannot be supported should be repaid from non-Federal funds and returned to the Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

  •   2017-BO-1006-003-B
    $4,530.00

    Closed on November 16, 2018

    Provide documentation to support that $4,530 in petty cash funds was spent for reasonable and necessary costs. Any amount that cannot be supported should be repaid from non-Federal funds and returned to the Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

  • Closed on November 16, 2018

    Develop and maintain property records and conduct an inventory in accordance with Federal regulations.