The Boston Housing Authority, Boston, MA, Housed Eligible Tenants and Correctly Calculated Voucher Subsidies

Date Published: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Publication/Report Type: 
Audit Reports
Report Number: 
2017-BO-1004
Program Area(s): 
Public and Indian Housing
State: 
Massachusetts
Summary: 

We audited the Housing Choice Voucher program at the Boston Housing Authority because of the size of the program, the time that had elapsed since our last audit, and the inherent program risk.  The Authority operates the second largest Housing Choice Voucher program in New England.  In addition, our office had not audited any Authority program since 2010.  The Housing Choice Voucher program is inherently risky as Congress designed it to rely on information provided by tenants and property owners to calculate the amount the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pays for each voucher.  The objective of our review was to determine whether the Authority ensured that tenants were eligible program participants and whether rental payments were correctly calculated. 

For the files tested, the Authority ensured that its tenants were eligible program participants and rental payments were correctly calculated.

Our report does not contain recommendations.

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