Assessing HUD Plans for Evaluating Urban Promise Zones and HUD Grant Programs Participating in Promise Zones
Twenty-two Promise Zones were selected through three rounds of national competition. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), oversees 14 urban Promise Zones, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees 8 rural and tribal Promise Zones. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) tasked HUD and USDA to lead the Promise Zone initiative and play essential roles in gathering information about progress in...
Abril 19, 2017
HUD Did Not Always Adequately Monitor Enforcement Grants Awarded Through Its Fair Housing Initiatives Program
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of Private Enforcement Initiative grants awarded under its Fair Housing Initiatives program as part of our annual audit plan. Our objective was to determine whether HUD performed monitoring to ensure that enforcement grant funds were spent in compliance with grant terms and program requirements. HUD monitoring generally covered procedures required to...
Enero 23, 2013
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Washington, DC, Did Not Comply With Conflict-of-Interest Provisions in Its Fair Housing Initiative Program Agreement With HUD
We audited the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (grantee) compliance with provisions in its Fair Housing Initiatives Program grant agreement with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The audit was conducted based on a congressional request, which raised questions regarding the grantee’s compliance with conflict-of-interest provisions in its grant agreement with HUD. Our objective was to determine...
Noviembre 13, 2011
Weaknesses in the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity's 2007 Award Process for the Fair Housing Initiative Program, National-Based Media Campaign
We performed a limited scope audit of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity to determine whether the Office complied with the requirements of 42 U.S.C. (United States Code) Chapter 45, Subpart I, Section, 3616a(d), entitled Fair Housing Intiatives Program, Education and Outreach, when it published the 2007 Fair Housing Initiatives Program notice of funding availability. The audit disclosed that the Office generally complied...
Agosto 27, 2008
Department of Justice Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Owner of Rental Properties in Elizabeth, New Jersey
NEWARK, N.J. – The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that the owner of rental properties in Elizabeth, New Jersey, violated the Fair Housing Act by subjecting tenants to sexual harassment, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. The complaint alleges that Joseph Centanni, who owns hundreds of rental units in and around Elizabeth, has subjected tenants and applicants to sexual harassment on...
Agosto 05, 2020
Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney John H. Durham today announced that the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have filed a lawsuit in the District of Connecticut alleging that female tenants and applicants of residential rental properties in and around New London, Connecticut, were subjected to sexual harassment, coercion, intimidation and...
Marzo 07, 2019