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Alexander County Housing Authority's (ACHA) improper usage of HUD subsidized Asset Management Project (AMP) funds

The OIG investigation focused on the Cairo, IL, based Alexander County Housing Authority's (ACHA) improper usage of HUD subsidized Asset Management Project (AMP) funds with prosecutorial consideration being given to 18 USC 666 (Theft, Intentional Misapplication of Funds), 18 USC 1001, (False Statements) and 18 USC 371 (Conspiracy). These funds (also referred to as operating funds and low rent housing project funds) and Capital funds are governed by 24 CFR 9908 and OMB Circular A-133. Specifically, the allegations were:

Alexander County Housing Authority 's improper usage of HUD subsidized Asset Management Project funds

The OIG investigation focused on the Cairo, IL, based Alexander County Housing Authority's (ACHA) improper usage of HUD subsidized Asset Management Project (AMP) funds with prosecutorial consideration being given to 18 USC 666 (Theft, Intentional Misapplication of Funds), 18 USC 1001, (False Statements) and 18 USC 371 (Conspiracy). These funds (also referred to as operating funds and low rent housing project funds) and Capital funds are governed by 24 CFR 9908 and OMB Circular A-133. Specifically, the allegations were:

The Weslaco Housing Authority, Weslaco, TX, Did Not Follow Federal, State, and Authority Requirements for Legal Services

We audited the Weslaco Housing Authority, Weslaco, TX, based on a referral to our office concerning issues with the Authority’s process for awarding its 2014 legal services contract.  Our audit objective was to determine whether the Authority procured its U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher Program- and operating subsidy-funded legal services contract in accordance with Federal, State, and Authority requirements.

The Talladega Housing Authority, Talladega, AL, Generally Administered Its Rental Assistance Demonstration Conversion in Accordance With HUD Requirements but Did Not Comply With Critical Renovations Regulations

We audited the Talladega Housing Authority’s (Authority) Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD) conversion.  We selected the Authority for review as part of our annual audit plan and because it was one of the larger RAD conversions in Alabama, converting 499 units to project based voucher units.  Our objective was to determine whether the Authority administered its RAD conversion in compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements.