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Closed Date:
January 07, 2020

Determine whether the tenant paid the landlord nearly $1,284 for housing assistance payments that the Agency did not make to the landlord. If the tenant paid the landlord, the Agency should make the appropriate accounting entries and reimburse the tenant from program funds. If the tenant did not pay the landlord, the Agency should reinstate the adjustments to accounts payable that were inappropriately deleted and pay the landlord from program funds.

Publication Report

2018-CH-1002 | August 01, 2018

The Indianapolis Housing Agency, Indianapolis, IN, Did Not Always Comply With HUD’s Regulations and Its Own Requirements Regarding the Financial Administration of Its Housing Choice Voucher Program

We audited the Indianapolis Housing Agency’s Housing Choice Voucher program based on an anonymous complaint.  The audit was part of the activities in our fiscal year 2018 audit plan.  Our objective was specific to the allegations in the… more

Related Recommendations

Public and Indian Housing

  •   2018-CH-1002-001-A
    $199,604.00

    Closed on January 30, 2023

    Provide sufficient documentation to support that it disbursed the $199,604 in program funds, which it determined were inappropriate housing or utility assistance payments, and that it made a reasonable effort to collect the debts. If the Agency cannot provide sufficient documentation to support the disbursements and that the debts were uncollectable, it should reimburse its program from non-Federal funds as appropriate. If the Agency provides sufficient documentation to support the disbursements but cannot provide sufficient documentation to support that the debts were uncollectable, it should make a reasonable effort to collect from the debtors or reimburse its program from non-Federal funds as appropriate.

  • Closed on January 21, 2020

    Implement adequate procedures and controls to ensure that it maintains sufficient documentation to support housing and utility assistance payments and that it makes a reasonable effort to collect debts.

  • Closed on January 21, 2020

    Implement adequate procedures and controls to ensure that it follows its bad debt writeoff policy when it writes off accounts receivable.

  • Closed on February 10, 2020

    Provide sufficient documentation to support that the two deleted adjustments to accounts payable and four deleted adjustments to accounts receivable were duplicate or incorrect adjustments that should have been deleted. If the Agency cannot do this, it should make the appropriate accounting entries and take the appropriate actions.

  • Closed on January 17, 2020

    Provide sufficient documentation to support that an adjustment to accounts payable and five adjustments to accounts receivable were appropriate. If the Agency cannot do this, it should make the appropriate accounting entries and take the appropriate actions.

  • Closed on February 21, 2020

    Implement adequate procedures and controls to ensure that it deletes adjustments to accounts payable and receivable and makes adjustments to accounts payable and receivable in accordance with HUD’s regulations and its administrative plan.

  • Closed on November 07, 2018

    Request that HUD’s Quality Assurance Division continue reviewing the Agency’s (1) writeoff of accounts receivable, (2) deleted adjustments to accounts payable and receivable, and (3) adjustments to accounts payable and receivable as part of its financial and program management and operations review.