Community Planning and Development

We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of its Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building (Community Compass) program.  We conducted the audit because we received a complaint alleging that HUD did not ensure that the program operated in compliance with applicable requirements and we had not audited the program.  Our audit objective was to determine whether HUD had adequate oversight of its Community Compass program to ensure that it complied with applicable requirements.

We audited HUD’s oversight of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds used for Section 108 repayments.  This audit was part of our annual audit plan.  The objective of this audit was to determine whether HUD effectively monitored the use of CDBG funds in repaying Section 108 loans and whether it was feasible to enact a threshold or maximum amount of CDBG funds that grantees may use to repay loans.

We audited the City of Providence RI’s HOME Investment Partnerships program based on an OIG risk assessment, which ranked the City as the highest risk HOME grantee in New England.  The objective of the audit was to determine whether the City properly committed and disbursed HOME funds in accordance with Federal and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rules and regulations.

We performed the 22nd review of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s (LMDC) administration of the $2.783 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funds awarded to the State of New York in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.  The objective of the audit was to determine whether LMDC administered its Disaster Recovery-funded Lower Manhattan Housing and Other World Trade Center Area Improvements programs in accordance with applicable requirements.  Specifically, we reviewed $6.8 million of t

Reissued 11/27/17

The subject report has been reissued to correct the memorandum number.  This reissued memorandum now correctly shows the report number.The number was corrected from 2018-AT-0801 to 2018-AT-1801.

We audited the City of New York’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery-funded Public Housing Rehabilitation and Resilience Program.  Our objective was to determine whether the City had established adequate controls to ensure that it followed U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal, and City requirements when disbursing disaster funds under its program. 

We audited the Fort Bend County Community Development Department based on our risk analysis and as part of our annual audit plan to review Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) funds.  The audit objective was to determine whether the Department (1) properly carried out its activities as shown in its submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in an economical, efficient, and effective manner; (2) complied with program requirements; and (3) had adequate controls to ensure compliance with HUD regulations.

We audited the Louisville-Jefferson County Metropolitan Government’s Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program.  We selected Louisville Metro for review based on a management referral from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Louisville, KY, Office of Community Planning and Development and in accordance with our annual audit plan.  Our audit objective was to determine whether Louisville Metro administered its HOPWA program in accordance with HUD’s and its own requirements. 

We audited the City of Atlanta, GA, and its subrecipient, the Fulton County-City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority.  We began our review of the City’s administration of its Neighborhood Stabilization Programs 1 (NSP1) and 3 (NSP3) grants because it aligns with our goal in the U.S.