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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General audited the Bellingham Whatcom County Housing Authorities to determine whether expenditures for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Capital Fund Grants were appropriate, eligible, and adequately supported and whether related procurements were made in accordance with 24 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 85 and Recovery Act requirements. We selected the Authorities because they received almost $11 million of these funds.

The Authorities generally ensured that Recovery Act Capital Fund Grant expenditures were appropriate, eligible, and adequately supported and that materials and services were properly procured. The report contains no recommendations and no further action is necessary.