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2021-FW-1003-002-C
Status
Closed
Date Issued
September 29, 2021
Closed Date
March 23, 2023
OIG Component Office
Audit
We recommend that Director of the Houston Office of Public Housing require the Authority to reimburse its Housing Choice Voucher Program fund $704 from non-Federal funds for the ineligible travel and training expenditures.
Program Office
Public and Indian Housing
Questioned Costs
$704.00
Better Funds Use
$0.00
Publication Report Number
2021-FW-1003

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