We audited the Municipality of San Juan Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. The audit was in accordance with our audit plan to review funds provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. We selected the Municipality based on the large amount of Program funds approved. Our objective was to determine whether the Municipality ensured that its Program complied with Recovery Act and U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program expenditure and reporting requirements.
The Municipality generally administered its Program in accordance with HUD requirements. However, it did not correctly report the number of jobs created or retained with Program funds. As a result, the public was not provided with complete and accurate information about the jobs funded by the Recovery Act.
We recommend that HUD require the Municipality to review and correct any inaccurate information reported on the Federal reporting Web site and develop and implement procedures to ensure complete and accurate reporting in accordance with Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.