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Closed Date:
April 21, 2020

We recommend that the Director of the Fort Worth Office of Community Planning and Development require the City to support or repay $1,959,913 from non-Federal funds to the City’s Community Development Block Grant program for funds expended for Serenity Place Apartments because the City cannot locate any of the project files.

Publication Report

2019-FW-1004 | June 17, 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… more

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