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Funds Put to Better Use
Funds Put to Better Use

Recommendations that funds be put to better use estimate funds that could be used more efficiently. For example, recommendations that funds be put to better use could result in reductions in spending, deobligation of funds, or avoidance of unnecessary spending.

Questioned Costs
Questioned Costs

Recommendations with questioned costs identify costs: (A) resulting from an alleged violation of a law, regulation, contract, grant, or other document or agreement governing the use of Federal funds; (B) that are not supported by adequate documentation (also known as an unsupported cost); or (C) that appear unnecessary or unreasonable.

Sensitive
Sensitive

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Priority
Priority

We believe these open recommendations, if implemented, will have the greatest impact on helping HUD achieve its mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

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Community Planning and Development

  •   2024-FW-1002-001-D

    We recommend that HUD require the City to revise its risk assessment plan and process to ensure that monitoring is regularly conducted for its infrastructure projects through project completion, including establishing a monitoring schedule to ensure the progression and completion of the infrastructure projects.

  •   2024-FW-1002-001-G

    We recommend that HUD require the City to review misallocated planning and administration funds and reallocate any mistakenly allocated funds to the correct National Disaster Resilience project or grant activity. This measure could make available additional funds for program oversight.

  •   2024-FW-1002-002-C

    We recommend that HUD require the City to develop and implement a plan for how to review the condition of the property updates and determine where repairs are needed.

  •   2024-FW-1002-002-G

    We recommend that HUD require the City to since the property updates have been completed for the 24 program participants that did not receive the green infrastructure training, provide documentation that any subsequent program participants completed the green infrastructure training workshop before the grant agreement is signed and construction begins.

  •   2024-FW-1002-002-B

    We recommend that HUD require the City to develop and implement a methodology for NORA to conduct periodic evaluations at appropriate points during the construction process to assess the quality of the work on all new properties and correct any issues identified.

  •   2024-FW-1002-002-E
    $5,078

    We recommend that HUD require the City to support or repay, from nonfederal funds, $5,078 in the square footage overcharge for work not completed, according to the project design and invoice documentation.

  •   2024-FW-1002-002-D

    We recommend that HUD require the City to analyze the effectiveness of the Retrofit program and identify what improvements are needed to better benefit program participants and lessen their burden, to include obtaining input from program participants, and implement those improvements.

  •   2024-FW-1002-002-A

    We recommend that HUD require the City to provide monitoring reports and supporting documentation to show that it conducted periodic monitoring of NORA’ s performance and compliance with program rules and regulations and ensured that NORA promptly remedies any findings or concerns. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that NORA (1) provides adequate oversight of the contractors providing service under the program and (2) maintains documentation to support eligibility for program participants.

  •   2024-FW-1002-002-F
    $99,347

    We recommend that HUD require the City to provide supporting documentation for the 4 program participants that did not have adequate income documentation. If the supporting documentation cannot be provided, repay, from nonfederal funds, $99,347.

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

  •   2024-BO-1001-001-E

    We recommend that HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement require the Commission to implement a system to better track the intake and processing of potential fair housing inquiries.

  •   2024-BO-1001-001-C

    We recommend that HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement require the Commission to implement a record retention policy to ensure that decisions on inquiries are sufficiently supported.

  •   2024-BO-1001-001-B

    We recommend that HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement require the Commission to develop an internal agency intake training guide, distribute it to all agency housing staff members, and ensure that all intake staff members participate in HUD-approved training related to intake.

  •   2024-BO-1001-001-A

    We recommend that HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement require the Commission to update its intake policy and procedure to clarify which inquiries are to be recorded in HEMS.

  •   2024-BO-1001-001-D

    We recommend that HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement require the Commission to implement a plan to ensure that it has sufficient staff to meet its obligations under FHAP cooperative agreement.

Office of Chief Human Capital Officer

  •   2023-OE-0002-01

    Determine how to measure the impact of recruitment efforts related to individuals who identiy as Hispanic or Latino.

  •   2023-OE-0002-02

    Implement a process to measure the impact of recruitment efforts related to individuals who identify as Hispanic or Latino.

  •   2023-OE-0002-03

    Implement a process to collect and maintain information about recruitment efforts related to indiviuals who identify as Hispanic or Latino from all HUD program offices and their respective field offices.

Housing

  •   2024-CH-0001-001-A

    Develop and implement adequate procedures and controls to ensure that (1) staff issues notices of violation and default within 15 calendar days of the inspection report release date and (2) the Office of Multifamily Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight is made aware when notices are not issued within 15 calendar days after the inspection report release date and takes action as appropriate to ensure that future notices are issued in a timely manner.

  •   2024-CH-0001-002-A

    Include language in future notices of violation and default clearly stating that owners are required to inspect all units (including vacant units), common areas, grounds, building systems, and sites as part of the owner survey and require owners to include sufficient detail in the surveys to show (1) when the survey was conducted and (2) that the survey was a complete survey of the project.

  •   2024-CH-0001-002-C

    Develop and implement adequate controls to ensure that HUD staff with the appropriate level of authority approves extensions to the notices of violation and default cure periods in writing and that documentation is maintained to support such approvals.