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Closed Date:
December 12, 2019

Provide documentation to show that the family that received the benefit of the $2,463 overpayment in housing assistance reimbursed the program or repay its program from non-Federal funds for any amount not reimbursed by the family.

Publication Report

2019-PH-1001 | July 30, 2019

The Housing Authority of the City of Easton, PA, Did Not Always Properly Administer Its Housing Choice Voucher Program

We audited the Housing Authority of the City of Easton, PA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program because (1) we received a complaint alleging that the Authority made improper payments to program participants and a consultant to the Authority inappropriately… more

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Public and Indian Housing

  • Closed on December 12, 2019

    Update its administrative plan to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. Minimally, the administrative plan should clearly define the weights and rankings of the preference system and ensure that the residency preference complies with regulations.

  • Closed on December 12, 2019

    Reevaluate the cases of the 131 applicants to whom it did not award residency points and award points as appropriate.

  • Closed on December 12, 2019

    Update its waiting list as needed after completing corrective action for recommendation 1B.

  • Closed on December 12, 2019

    Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that it administers its waiting list according to the requirements in its administrative plan, including maintaining documentation to show that it properly selected applicants from the waiting list.

  • Closed on December 12, 2019

    Develop and implement procedures for performing quarterly interim recertifications for families reporting zero income.

  • Closed on December 12, 2019

    Develop and implement controls to ensure that it follows the procedures it develops and implements to resolve recommendation 1E.

  • Closed on September 15, 2020

    Provide technical assistance to the Authority to ensure that it properly manages its waiting list, properly uses its preference point system, and selects applicants in accordance with applicable requirements.