We conducted this limited review to identify the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) drawdown levels for the initial round of Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding. In addition, we researched information published by grantees on how they have used and will use their funds. Our objective was to highlight the grantees’ (1) drawdown levels for the...
Noviembre 16, 2020
The Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs’ Award Review Process Generally Complied With HUD Continuum of Care Program Requirements
We reviewed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care Program (CoC) award review process based on an anonymous hotline complaint alleging problems with the CoC competitive award process. The objective of our review was to determine whether HUD performed its CoC competitive review and award process in accordance with NOFA program requirements, focusing on ranking and scoring CoC projects. SNAPS...
Marzo 31, 2020
The City of Dallas, Dallas, TX, Did Not Follow Environmental Requirements or Effectively Manage Its Community Housing Development Organizations
We audited the city of Dallas’ management of its community housing development organizations (CHDO). We performed this audit because of our previous audit work on the City’s Home Investment Partnerships program. During that audit, we concluded that the City did not follow HOME regulations and its own policies and procedures in its reconstruction program or the administration of its match contributions, resulting in more than $4.2...
Junio 17, 2019
Independent Attestation Review: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Special Needs, Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grants Program, Regarding Drug Control Accounting for Fiscal Year 2018
We conducted an attestation review of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Special Needs Assistance Continuum of Care, regarding drug control accounting and associated management assertions for fiscal year 2018. As required by Federal statute 21 U.S.C. 1704(d), we reviewed HUD’s Report on Drug Control Accounting, including its written assertions. Our responsibility is to express a conclusion on the...
Marzo 04, 2019
The State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA, Did Not Always Maintain Adequate Documentation or Comply With Website Reporting Requirements
We audited the State of Louisiana’s Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance program as part of our annual audit plan to review Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery programs. Our objective was to determine whether the State ensured that it complied with (1) its eligibility requirements for the Homeowner Assistance program and (2) website reporting requirements. We found that The State did not always ensure that it...
Septiembre 28, 2018
The City of Hattiesburg, MS, Did Not Always Administer Its HOME Investment Partnerships Program in Accordance With HUD’s and Its Own Requirements
We audited the City of Hattiesburg’s HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program based on a referral from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Community Planning and Development’s field office in Jackson, MS, to address a request by the City’s mayor for a comprehensive review of the City’s HOME program. In addition, we selected the City for review in accordance with our annual audit plan. The...
Septiembre 28, 2018
HUD Did Not Have Adequate Oversight of Its Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of its Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building (Community Compass) program. We conducted the audit because we received a complaint alleging that HUD did not ensure that the program operated in compliance with applicable requirements and we had not audited the program. Our audit objective was to determine whether HUD had adequate...
Septiembre 28, 2018
HUD’s Oversight of the Use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds To Repay Section 108 Loans Was Adequate
We audited HUD’s oversight of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds used for Section 108 repayments. This audit was part of our annual audit plan. The objective of this audit was to determine whether HUD effectively monitored the use of CDBG funds in repaying Section 108 loans and whether it was feasible to enact a threshold or maximum amount of CDBG funds that grantees may use to repay loans. HUD’s oversight of the use of...
Septiembre 26, 2018
HUD’s Technical Assistance Award Selection and Assignment Process for Continuum of Care and Homeless Programs Was Conducted in an Appropriate Manner
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Compass and Technical Assistance and Capacity Building program due to a complaint specific to the Continuum of Care (CoC) and homeless portion of the program. The complaint alleged that the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs had been steering technical assistance notice of funding availability applicants toward coordinating or subcontracting...
Agosto 07, 2018
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Community Planning and Development’s (CPD) risk assessment and monitoring of its grantees. We initiated this assignment due to significant findings previously reported, which showed that CPD did not have effective risk assessment or monitoring of the State Community Development Block Grant program at either the field office or national level. Accordingly...
Junio 26, 2018