Allegations of Lutheran Social Services of Northern California's Misuse of Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program Funds Were Unsubstantiated

Date Published: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Publication/Report Type: 
Audit Reports
Report Number: 
2011-LA-1007
Program Area(s): 
Community Planning and Development
State: 
California
Summary: 

We audited Lutheran Social Services of Northern California (auditee) in response to a hotline complaint. The complaint alleged that the auditee misused Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) funds. The specific allegations included (1) ineligible purchases using employee credit cards, (2) unreasonable rental of storage units, (3) caseworkers qualifying family and friends for HPRP who were not eligible, (4) diversion of HPRP funds, and (5) forged documents for check disbursements from the auditee’s Sacramento office. Our audit found that these allegations of misuse of HPRP funds were unsubstantiated.

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