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
Hamilton County, OH, and People Working Cooperatively, Inc., Did Not Always Comply With HUD’s Requirements in the Use of Community Development Block Grant Funds for a Housing Repair Services Program
We audited Hamilton County’s subrecipient agreement with People Working Cooperatively, Inc. (corporation), for a Community Development Block Grant-funded housing repair services program based on a request from the U.S.
September 27, 2018
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
The City of Toledo, OH, Did Not Always Administer Its Community Development Block Grant-Recovery Act Program in Accordance With HUD’s and Its Own Requirements
We audited the City of Toledo’s Community Development Block Grant funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as part of the activities in our fiscal year 2013 annual audit plan. We selected the City’s Block Grant based upon recent media attention regarding the City’s programs, a request by the Honorable Marcy Kaptur, and a referral from the Office of Inspector General’s Office of Investigation. Our objective wa
September 30, 2013
The City of Worcester, MA, Did Not Properly Administer Its Community Development Block Grant Program
We audited the City of Worcester’s administration of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. We selected the City for review based on a request from the U.S.
July 29, 2013
City of Brockton, MA, Did Not Implement an Adequate Cost Allocation Plan for Administrative Expenses and Paid Unreasonable Costs for Its Fiscal Year 2010 Community Development Block Grant Audit
We reviewed the administration expenses charged to the City of Brockton’s Community Development Block Grant in response to a complaint alleging that the City was charging the Community Development Block Grant program for City expenses.
September 07, 2011
The Community Builders Expected To Expend Funding Within the Deadline and Meet Its Goals for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2
We reviewed The Community Builders, a nonprofit development and asset management firm that received a $78.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
March 21, 2011
The Other Place, Inc., Dayton, OH, Needs To Improve the Administration of Its Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Inspector General audited The Other Place, Inc.’s (The Other Place) use of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’s (Act) Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (program) funds. The Other Place was selected for audit based upon a citizen’s complaint to the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board that was forwarded to our office.
April 30, 2010
HUD Region 1 Community Planning and Development Offices' Monitoring of Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program Grants Funded Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Was Appropriately Targeted to Higher Risk Grantees
We reviewed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development’s (CPD) risk assessment process. We initiated the review as part of the activities in our fiscal year 2010 annual audit plan.
April 16, 2010
The City of East Cleveland, OH, Had Sufficient Capacity To Effectively and Efficiently Administer Its Recovery Act Block Grant Program
In accordance with our goal to review funds provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Inspector General conducted a capacity review of the City of East Cleveland’s (City) operations.
January 11, 2010