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2017-FW-1012-001-J
Status
Closed
Date Issued
September 06, 2017
Closed Date
June 21, 2018
OIG Component Office
Audit
We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require the City to implement adequate procedures and controls to ensure the timely reporting of program income and that it appropriately spends program income.
Program Office
Community Planning and Development
Questioned Costs
$0.00
Better Funds Use
$0.00
Publication Report Number
2017-FW-1012

Related Recommendations

Recomendation Status Date Issued Summary
2017-FW-1012-001-A Closed September 06, 2017 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require the City to develop and implement a HUD-approved written plan and procedures and take actions that will correct and prevent the deficiencies noted in the finding, improve program administration effectiveness, strengthen the control environment, ensure compliance with HUD regulations and its own policies and procedures, and ensure that it has the continuing capacity to carry out its HOME program activities as required. Implementing this recommendation should ensure that the $9,339,983 in HOME funding available to the City is better used.
2017-FW-1012-001-B Closed September 06, 2017 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require the City to repay its program from non-Federal funds $1,829,837 for the four projects that were sold and failed to meet the affordability requirements.
2017-FW-1012-001-C Closed September 06, 2017 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require the City to support that rents were within the rent guidelines or repay tenants and/or HUD from non-Federal funds for rent overpayments of $82,800 at Rosa Keller.
2017-FW-1012-001-D Closed September 06, 2017 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require the City to support that all HOME-assisted units at the Greater Treme Consortium, Inc.-Robertson Street, Greater Treme Consortium, Inc.-Dumaine Street, Iberville Project Phase II-Bienville Basin, OIC1-N. Dorgenois Street, OIC2-Painters Street, OIC5-Pauger Street, Treme Cottages, Robert Wolfe Construction-HOME Rental Project, and Rosa Keller projects meet HUD housing property standards or repay its program from non-Federal funds $5,718,095 disbursed in contract costs.
2017-FW-1012-001-E Closed September 06, 2017 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require the City to establish and implement procedures for identifying and resolving property ownership transfers by the HOME organizations and projects and to ensure ongoing compliance with program requirements by project owners.
2017-FW-1012-001-F Closed September 06, 2017 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require the City to establish and implement procedures to ensure that project owners submit required project compliance reports and rents are provided annually to the project owners and that it maintains documentation showing compliance.
2017-FW-1012-001-G Closed September 06, 2017 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require the City to establish and implement procedures for ensuring that it performs initial income eligibility determinations, has supervisory review of determinations, and maintains adequate supporting documentation.
2017-FW-1012-001-H Closed September 06, 2017 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require the City to develop and implement adequate written procedures and management controls to ensure that it conducts property inspections and onsite monitoring as required, including but not limited to establishing protocols for collecting and maintaining adequate documentation.
2017-FW-1012-001-I Closed September 06, 2017 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require the City to update the IDIS PR-47 HOME Vacant Units Report to include accurate and current data and continue this practice periodically.
2017-FW-1012-001-K Closed September 06, 2017 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require the City to develop tools to improve record-keeping practices and maintain appropriate databases to track data related to property inspections, onsite monitoring, unit vacancies, HOME program participants, available units, tenant-based rental assistance units, and rents.