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We recommend that the Director of HUD’s Newark Office of Public Housing require the Authority to provide documentation to show that the $1,294,062 paid to the Long Branch Housing Authority was for eligible, reasonable, necessary, and allocable costs or reimburse its Operating and Capital Fund programs from non-Federal funds for any amount that it cannot support or that is not considered reasonable.

Publication Report

2018-NY-1003 | February 07, 2018

The Housing Authority of the City of Asbury Park, NJ, Did Not Always Administer Its Operating and Capital Funds in Accordance With Requirements

We audited the Housing Authority of the City of Asbury Park based on our risk analysis of public housing agencies located in the State of New Jersey.  The objective of the audit was to determine whether the Authority administered its Public Housing… more

Related Recommendations

Public and Indian Housing

  • Closed on June 21, 2019

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s Newark Office of Public Housing require the Authority to update its policies and procedures to ensure that any additional payments made under interagency agreements for technical, administrative, maintenance, and redevelopment services are adequately supported prior to making payment and that these services are provided in accordance with applicable requirements.

  •   2018-NY-1003-001-C
    $326,096.00

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s Newark Office of Public Housing require the Authority to provide documentation to show that the $326,096 paid for goods and services was reasonable or reimburse its Operating and Capital Fund programs from non-Federal funds for any amount that it cannot support or that is not considered reasonable.

  •   2018-NY-1003-001-D
    $125,589.00

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s Newark Office of Public Housing require the Authority to provide documentation to show that it had valid contracts in place before disbursing $125,589 to three vendors or reimburse its Operating and Capital Fund programs from non-Federal funds for any amount that it cannot support.

  • Closed on June 21, 2019

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s Newark Office of Public Housing require the Authority to update its procurement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with HUD and Federal procurement requirements.

  •   2018-NY-1003-001-F
    $100,496.00

    Closed on September 30, 2019

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s Newark Office of Public Housing require the Authority to provide documentation to support $100,496 in 2015 Capital Fund grant obligations that have already been disbursed or reimburse HUD from non-Federal funds for any amount it cannot support.

  •   2018-NY-1003-001-G
    $18,913.00

    Closed on September 30, 2019

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s Newark Office of Public Housing require the Authority to provide documentation to support $18,913 in 2015 Capital Fund grant obligations that have not yet been disbursed or request that HUD recapture the funds in accordance with regulations at 24 CFR 905.306.

  • Closed on June 21, 2019

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s Newark Office of Public Housing require the Authority to improve its policies and procedures to ensure that capital funds are obligated in a timely manner and adequately supported.

  •   2018-NY-1003-001-I
    $75,722.00

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s Newark Office of Public Housing require the Authority to reimburse its Operating Fund from non-Federal funds for the $75,722 settlement payment made to the State of New Jersey.