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HUD CPD Did Not Enforce the Disaster Appropriations Act, 2013, 24-Month Grantee Expenditure Requirement

We initiated our audit in accordance with our strategic goal to provide the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with services and products to address vulnerabilities, to provide opportunities for improvements, and to recognize positive outcomes.  The audit objective was to determine whether the HUD Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) monitored and ensured that its Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, grantees complied with the Act’s 24-month statutory expenditure requirement.

The City of Bridgeport, CT, Did Not Properly Administer Its HOME Program

We audited the City of Bridgeport CT’s HOME Investment Partnerships program based on an Office of Inspector General risk assessment, which ranked the City as the second highest risk HOME grantee in New England.  The objective of the audit was to determine whether the City properly committed and disbursed HOME funds in accordance with Federal and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rules and regulations.

The Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus, Modesto, CA, Did Not Always Adequately Document Homeless Eligibility in Accordance With Shelter Plus Care Program Requirements

We audited the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus’ Shelter Plus Care program based on a hotline complaint and concerns expressed by the San Francisco Office of Community Planning and Development regarding the Authority’s lack of documentation to support participant eligibility.  Our objective was to determine whether the Authority documented participant eligibility related to homelessness and disability in accordance with Shelter Plus Care program requirements.

The Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino, CA, Did Not Adequately Support Administrative Fees Charged to Its Continuum of Care Grants

We audited the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino’s Continuum of Care grant funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  We audited the Authority because it is among the top 15 percent of competitive grantees in HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development’s risk analysis.  Our audit objective was to determine whether the Authority administered its Continuum of Care grants in accordance with HUD requirements.

The State of New York Did Not Ensure That Properties Purchased Under the Acquisition Component of Its Program Were Eligible

We audited the State of New York’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery-funded New York Rising Buyout and Acquisition program.  We initiated this audit due to concerns related to whether properties purchased were substantially damaged.  The objective of this audit was to determine whether the State ensured that properties purchased under the acquisition component of the program met applicable U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal, and State requirements.

Louisville Metro, Louisville, KY, Did Not Always Administer the TBRA Activity in Its HOME and CoC Programs in Accordance With Program Requirements

We audited the Louisville-Jefferson County Metropolitan Government’s tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA) activity in its HOME Investment Partnerships and Continuum of Care (CoC) programs, based on a hotline complaint alleging inappropriate administration of TBRA.  In addition, we selected Louisville Metro for review in accordance with the Office of Inspector General’s annual audit plan.  Our audit objective was to determine whether Louisville Metro administered the TBRA activity in its HOME and CoC programs in accordance with the U.S.

The City of San Bernardino, CA, Did Not Fully Administer Its HOME Investment Partnerships Program in Accordance With HUD Requirements

We audited the City of San Bernardino, CA’s HOME Investment Partnerships program.  We audited the City based on the Region 9 Office of Inspector General’s 2016 risk analysis of Los Angeles area community planning and development grantees.  In addition, although the County of San Bernardino had been administering the City’s recent HOME grants, the City still had several of its own HOME activities underway and others that had closed within the past 2 years.  Our audit objective was to determine whether the City administered its HOME program in accordance with HU