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Closed Date:
September 30, 2020

Implement adequate procedures and controls to ensure that (1) documentation is maintained to support that contracted services are cost reasonable, (2) landlords give preference in renting assisted vacant units to families with children under 6 years of age, (3) lead inspection documentation properly supports lead-based paint hazard control activities, (4) HUD approval is obtained when more than $5,000 per unit in healthy homes supplemental funds is budgeted to assist units, and (5) its staff is fully knowledgeable of the Program requirements.

Publication Report

2020-CH-1001 | October 02, 2019

The City of Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department, Detroit, MI, Did Not Administer Its Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program in Accordance With HUD’s Requirements

We audited the City of Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department’s Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program based on our analysis of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy… more

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Lead Hazard Control

  •   2020-CH-1001-001-A
    $361,850.00

    Closed on February 15, 2022

    Support that healthy homes assessment and data collection services were cost reasonable or reimburse its Program $361,850 from non-Federal funds.

  •   2020-CH-1001-001-B
    $112,917.00

    Closed on February 03, 2022

    Support that landlords gave preference in renting eight vacant units to families with children under 6 years of age or reimburse its Program $112,917 from non-Federal funds for the lead-based paint hazard control activities completed at these assisted units.

  •   2020-CH-1001-001-C
    $70,266.00

    Closed on March 03, 2022

    Support that lead-based paint hazard control activities were necessary at 19 assisted units or reimburse its Program $70,266 from non-Federal funds for the unsupported lead-based paint hazard control activities completed at these assisted units

  •   2020-CH-1001-001-D
    $51,930.00

    Closed on February 15, 2022

    Coordinate with HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes to determine whether $51,930 in healthy homes supplemental funds used for four units in excess of $5,000 per unit was for eligible activities. If the activities are deemed ineligible, the Department should reimburse its Program the appropriate amount from non-Federal funds.

  •   2020-CH-1001-001-E
    $19,500.00

    Closed on February 15, 2022

    Support that one household residing in an assisted unit was income eligible or reimburse its Program $19,500 from non-Federal funds for the lead-based paint hazard control activities completed in the assisted unit.