The City of Birmingham, AL, Did Not Ensure That Adequate Policies and Procedures Were Implemented for Its Internal Audits and Procurement Process
We audited the City of Birmingham, AL’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grant. We selected the City for review based on concerns by the U.S.
July 21, 2017
The City of Tuscaloosa, AL, Administered Its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds in Accordance With HUD Requirements
We audited the City of Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grant. We selected the City for review because it was allocated more than $43 million in funding to recover from the tornadoes of April 2011. Our audit objective was to determine whether the City of Tuscaloosa (1) ensured that only eligible projects were selected into the program, (2) ensured that funds were expended only for
January 17, 2017
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs Administered Its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds for Infrastructure in Accordance With HUD Requirements
We audited the State of Alabama’s Department of Economic and Community Affairs’ Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grant. We selected the State for review because it was awarded more than $49 million in funding to recover from the tornadoes of April 2011. Our audit objective was to determine whether the State administered its CDBG-DR funds used for infrastructure to ensure that only eligible applicants pa
September 28, 2015
The State of Maryland Could Not Show That Replacement Homes Complied With the Green Building Standard
We audited the State of Maryland’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery-funded Housing Recovery program. We conducted the audit because the program was the largest funded program in the State’s first action plan. Our objectives were to determine whether the State (1) assisted eligible applicants, (2) avoided duplicating assistance, (3) incurred eligible expenses that were properly supported, (4) procured services and
September 25, 2015
The City of Huntsville Community Planning and Development Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Program
We audited the City of Huntsville’s Community Development Department, which administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program, at the request of the U.S.
May 29, 2014
The City of Baltimore, MD, Did Not Administer Its Homelessness Prevention andRapid Re-Housing Program Grant According to Recovery Act Requirements
We audited the City of Baltimore, MD's Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program grant because (1) its $9.5 million grant was the largest grant in the State of Maryland, (2) it had disbursed $6.6 million of its grant funds as of December 2011, and (3) we have a mandate to audit American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 activities.
November 08, 2012
The City of Phoenix, AZ, Did Not Always Comply With Program Requirements When Administering Its NSP1 and NSP2 Grants
We completed a review of the City of Phoenix’s (City) Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grants NSP1 and NSP2. We performed the review because it supports the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General’s strategic plan to contribute to the oversight objectives of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the City received a $60 million grant as one of 56 NSP2 grantees.
June 15, 2012
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Montgomery, AL, Did Not Follow Its Neighborhood Stabilization Program Requirements
HUD OIG performed an audit of the State of Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1) in Montgomery, AL, to assess issues raised in a hotline complaint. The complaint alleged that the State of Alabama misused its NSP1 funds by not following the regulations and statutes governing the NSP1 program to ensure that it used program funds for eligible and supported purposes.
May 24, 2012
Housing Our Communities, Mesa, AZ, Did Not Administer Its Neighborhood Stabilization Program in Accordance with HUD Requirements
We audited Housing Our Communities’ (subrecipient) Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1) subgrant from the City of Avondale. The audit was started primarily because the U.S.
December 07, 2011
Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc., Baltimore, MD, Generally Ensured That Its Consortium Members Met Recovery Act Requirements
We audited Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 based on a complaint received by our office and as part of our annual audit plan to review activities funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grantee received $26 million in Program funds under the Recovery Act.
October 24, 2011