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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General, reviewed the Housing Authority of the City of Pueblo, CO (Authority), based on out risk assessment considering the amount of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) capital funds it received and expended along with other evaluative factors. The review is consistent with our responsibility to provide oversight of Recovery Act activities.

The objectives of our review were to determine whether the Authority obligated and expended its Housing Capital Fund Stimulus (Formula) Recovery Act Funded grant funds (Recovery Act capital funds) in accordance with Recovery Act rules and regulations and whether it properly reported Recovery Act information in federalreporting.gov. The Authority generally followed Recovery Act rules and regulations when obligating and expending its Recovery Act capital funds. However, it did not accurately report in federalreporting.gov the number of jobs created and the number of jobs retained using its Recovery Act capital funds.

We recommend that the Denver Office of Public Housing assist the Authority in receiving formal training on how to properly report the number of jobs created and the number of jobs retained.