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Closed Date:
March 31, 2024

We recommend that the Deputy Assistant Secretary instruct the Authority to develop a tracking process to ensure that the Authority issues monitoring reports and receives responses to these reports within the timeframe required by its policy. This process should also include a referral to management when the timeframe requirements are not met.

Publication Report

2023-FW-1003 | June 12, 2023

Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority Ineffectively Monitored CDBG-DR Activities

We audited the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority’s monitoring of its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)-funded activities.  We initiated the audit because of the large amount of CDBG-DR funds awarded to the U.S.… more

Related Recommendations

Community Planning and Development

  • Closed on October 20, 2023

    We recommend that the Deputy Assistant Secretary instruct the Authority to develop and implement monitoring policies and detailed procedures to guide the Authority’s CMU staff in assessing activity performance to meet the subrecipient monitoring requirements and establish written performance metrics to progressively achieve the performance outcome for those activities the Authority administers.

  • Closed on October 20, 2023

    We recommend that the Deputy Assistant Secretary instruct the Authority to revise subrecipient agreements to include performance metrics and milestones tailored to the activity in sufficient detail to enable the Authority to collect information to effectively assess the activity’s performance.

  • Closed on October 20, 2023

    We recommend that the Deputy Assistant Secretary instruct the Authority to revise the monthly status report template to allow the subrecipient to report its current progress against the established performance metrics.

  • Closed on March 31, 2024

    We recommend that the Deputy Assistant Secretary instruct the Authority to develop detailed procedures to ensure that the corrective action tracking process is consistently followed to ensure proper resolution.

  • Closed on March 31, 2024

    We recommend that the Deputy Assistant Secretary instruct the Authority to develop and implement policies and detailed procedures to establish the CMU’s responsibilities related to verifying that the CDBG-DR activity meets the stated national objective.

  • Closed on March 31, 2024

    We recommend that the Deputy Assistant Secretary instruct the Authority to develop and implement policies and detailed procedures to identify the risk analysis process for monitoring all CDBG-DR-funded activities during the course of the activity and require that the monitoring files document the basis for why an activity is or is not monitored.

  • Closed on March 31, 2024

    We recommend that the Deputy Assistant Secretary instruct the Authority to train the CMU staff on the newly developed policies and procedures and obtain technical assistance from HUD as needed.