We audited the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s use of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher and public housing program funds. We audited the Authority because we received a complaint alleging that the Authority (1) improperly calculated tenant rents and utility allowances, (2) improperly managed the program waiting list, (3) used credit cards for personal transactions, (4) made duplicate payments for repairs, (5) improperly recorded time worked for an employee, and (6) paid for an employee’s personal cell phone expenses. Our audit objective was to determine whether the Authority used Housing Choice Voucher and public housing program funds related to the allegations in the complaint in accordance with applicable requirements.
The Authority generally used its Housing Choice Voucher and public housing program funds related to the allegations in the complaint in accordance with applicable requirements. It accurately calculated housing assistance payments, rents, and utility allowances and ensured that new program participants were selected from the waiting list as required. The Authority generally used its credit cards for Authority-related expenses, properly paid for repairs, and properly accounted for employee time worked, and its payment for an employee’s cell phone expenses was reasonable. The allegations in the complaint did not have merit.
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