The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority. We selected the Authority because we received a hotline complaint expressing several concerns about the Authority’s procurement, asset disposal, payroll withholdings, maintenance charge rates, and tenant commissioner housing issues. Our objective was to determine whether the allegations in hotline complaint number 2014-0087 were valid.
The allegations about the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority were unsubstantiated. The Authority did not violate HUD rules, generally followed its own procurement and property disposal policies, and appropriately calculated payroll withholdings and maintenance charge rates. Further, the tenant commissioner was eligible for the position and was appropriately housed.