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2019-NY-1003-001-E
Status
Closed
Date Issued
August 02, 2019
Closed Date
October 06, 2021
OIG Component Office
Audit
We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New York Office of Public and Indian Housing require HPD to improve controls over its abatement process to ensure that it consistently (1) starts abatement when required, (2) verifies and documents the correction of violations, (3) resumes housing assistance payments after the end of the abatement period, and (4) maintains sufficient documentation to support the abatement and reinstatement for each unit.
Program Office
Public and Indian Housing
Questioned Costs
$0.00
Better Funds Use
$0.00
Publication Report Number
2019-NY-1003

Related Recommendations

Recomendation Status Date Issued Summary
2019-NY-1003-001-A Closed August 02, 2019 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New York Office of Public and Indian Housing require HPD to certify, along with the owners of the 52 units cited in the finding, that the applicable housing quality standards violations have been corrected.
2019-NY-1003-001-B Closed August 02, 2019 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New York Office of Public and Indian Housing require HPD to reimburse its program $28,303 from non-Federal funds ($26,044 for housing assistance payments and $2,259 in associated administrative fees) for the six units that materially failed to meet HUD’s housing quality standards.
2019-NY-1003-001-C Closed August 02, 2019 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New York Office of Public and Indian Housing require HPD to improve controls over its inspection process to ensure that program units meet housing quality standards and that the results of inspections are used to enhance the effectiveness of its housing quality standards inspections, thereby ensuring that an estimated $760,363 in future program funds is spent for units that meet HUD’s housing quality standards. These controls include but are not limited to controls to ensure that (1) inspectors apply their training to thoroughly inspect units and consistently categorize failure items, (2) inspectors use a form that includes the key aspects of housing quality standards performance and acceptability criteria, and (3) results data are accurate and comply with applicable requirements.
2019-NY-1003-001-D Closed August 02, 2019 We recommend that the Director of HUD’s New York Office of Public and Indian Housing require HPD to improve controls over the housing quality standards quality control inspections to ensure that quality control inspections meet HUD’s minimum sample size and that the sample is drawn from recently completed housing quality standards inspections.