The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Inspector General conducted a capacity review of Seattle Housing Authority’s (Authority) capital fund to determine whether there was evidence that the Authority lacked the capacity to adequately administer its Recovery Act funding in accordance with requirements. Our review of the Authority was limited to gaining an understanding of internal controls over the administration of Recovery Act funds and was limited to our stated objective and should not be considered a detailed analysis of the Authority’s internal controls or operations.
We did not find evidence that the Authority lacked the capacity to adequately administer its Recovery Act funding. Based on our limited review, the Authority
Had written policies and procedures for standard procurement,
Had adequate controls for Recovery Act procurement,
Had an adequate staffing plan,
Had a plan for the use of funds that had been reviewed and approved by HUD,
Had obligated the formula grant and was progressing toward timely obligation of competitive grants, and
Had properly reported information on Recovery.Gov including adequately supporting the number of jobs created and retained.
This report contains no recommendations, and no further action is necessary.