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We audited the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority’s public housing program based on an anonymous complaint to our hotline.  Our objective was specific to the allegations in the complaint and was to determine whether the Authority (1) engaged in nepotism when hiring staff, (2) used program funds for inappropriate or unreasonable travel expenses, (3) failed to comply with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) and its own requirements regarding conflicts of interest, and (4) misappropriated fixed assets.

The Authority generally administered its program in accordance with HUD’s and its own requirements.  Specifically, we determined that the complainant’s allegations regarding the Authority’s (1) use of nepotism when hiring staff, (2) misuse of program funds for travel expenses, (3) noncompliance with HUD’s and its own conflict-of-interest requirements when selecting vendors, and (4) misappropriation of fixed assets were unsubstantiated.

This report contains no recommendations.