We audited the Municipality of Yauco’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as part of our strategic plan. We selected this auditee because the U.S.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Did Not Always Ensure That Its Grantees Complied With Applicable State and Federal Laws and Requirements
We audited the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ (State) Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program because the State was the largest recipient of CDBG funds in New England. HUD awarded the State more than $88 million in CDBG funding for program years 2015, 2016, and 2017. In addition, we had not audited any of the State’s community planning and development programs in the last 10 years.
August 05, 2019
The City of Erie, PA, Did Not Always Administer Its Code Enforcement and Community Policing Activities in Accordance With HUD and Federal Requirements
We audited the City of Erie, PA’s Community Development Block Grant program because we received a complaint regarding its code enforcement program and we had not audited the City’s program since 1997. The complaint alleged that the City targeted low- to middle-income residents in certain neighborhoods requiring expensive repairs to their homes and properties, which could result in legal actions and liens if the homeowners did not ma
September 26, 2018
The Municipality of San Juan, PR, Did Not Always Administer Its Emergency Solutions Grants Program in Accordance With HUD Requirements
We audited the Municipality of San Juan’s Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. We selected the Municipality for review as part of our strategic plan based on the large amount of ESG funds approved and because the U.S.
December 28, 2017
San Sebastian Fine Arts Center, Office of the Commissioner for Municipal Affairs, San Juan, PR, State Block Grant Program
We audited the Office of the Commissioner for Municipal Affairs’ (OCMA) Puerto Rico State Community Development Block Grant program. We selected OCMA for review based on concerns regarding the slow progress of the Municipality of San Sebastian’s fine arts center. The objective of this audit was to determine whether OCMA effectively used State Block Grant funds on a fine arts center that met a national objective of the program and f
September 15, 2017
The City of Pittsburgh, PA, Did Not Always Administer Its Community Development Block Grant Program in Accordance With HUD and Federal Requirements
We audited the City of Pittsburgh, PA’s administration of its Community Development Block Grant program. We conducted the audit because the City’s program had the second largest number of completed activities without accomplishment information reported nationwide. Our audit objective was to determine whether the City administered its Block Grant program in accordance with applicable U.S.
March 22, 2017
The City of Springfield, MA, Needs To Improve Its Compliance With Federal Regulations for Its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Assistance Grant
We audited the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) assistance grant provided to the City of Springfield, MA, by the U.S.
October 17, 2016
We audited the Municipality of Bayamon’s Emergency Shelter Grants and Emergency Solutions Grants programs. We selected this auditee based on congressional and hotline complaints alleging that the Municipality improperly used Emergency funds to transport people from Puerto Rico to mainland U.S.
August 29, 2016
The City and County of Honolulu, HI, Did Not Administer Its Community Development Block Grant in Accordance With Requirements
We audited the City and County of Honolulu’s (City) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. We conducted the audit because the City was the largest Pacific island recipient of CDBG funds, the U.S.
August 26, 2016
The Municipality of Toa Alta, PR, Did Not Properly Administer Its Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program
We audited the Municipality of Toa Alta’s Section 108 Loan Guarantee program. This audit was the result of a referral from the San Juan Office of Community Planning and Development. The objectives of the audit were to determine whether program funds were effectively used to meet a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program national objective and provide the intended benefits and whether the Municipality complied with loan app
December 16, 2015