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Closed Date:
August 06, 2020

We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require Northlake to develop and implement written policies and procedures, which reflect the required HUD procurement policy standards and ensure compliance with those requirements.

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Community Planning and Development

  •   2019-FW-1005-001-A
    $2,092,545.00

    Closed on September 28, 2020

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require Northlake to develop and implement a HUD-approved written plan and procedures and take actions that will correct and prevent the monitoring deficiencies in the finding, improve program administration effectiveness, and ensure compliance with HUD regulations and its own policies and procedures as required. This plan and written procedures should include controls to ensure that Northlake complies with HUD’s and its own requirements for monitoring recipients annually as well as documenting and maintaining the monitoring results. Implementing this recommendation should ensure that the $2,092,545 in HUD funds, allocated to Northlake’s four partners for program execution, is better used.

  •   2019-FW-1005-001-B
    $83,658.00

    Closed on October 29, 2021

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require Northlake to support $81,013 or repay its program from non-Federal funds for disbursements made without adequate supporting documentation.

  • Closed on August 06, 2020

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require Northlake to develop and implement additional policies and controls and procedures, including but not limited to a disbursement file checklist, to ensure that adequate supporting documentation for disbursement is maintained in the files.

  •   2019-FW-1005-001-D
    $95,358.00

    Closed on August 31, 2023

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require Northlake to support $47,679 or repay its program from non-Federal funds for payments made to contractors without written contracts and independent cost estimates.

  • Closed on August 06, 2020

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require Northlake to develop and implement written policies and procedures to ensure that its board members execute the proper forms annually, hold and document board meetings, and review its board governance and HMIS governance charters as required.

  • Closed on October 21, 2020

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require Northlake to evaluate its staffing level and determine if it should hire additional staff to carry out program activities.

  • Closed on October 21, 2020

    We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New Orleans Office of Community Planning and Development require Northlake to obtain technical assistance from HUD to evaluate the staff’s training needs and to ensure that responsible staff receives the appropriate training for effective program administration.