The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Inspector General audited the Missouri Housing Development Commission’s (Commission) Recovery Act funded Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP). Our audit objectives were to determine whether the Commission obtained wage reports and lobbying certifications required by Federal law and accurately reported job creation to Recovery.gov. We concluded that the Commission did not obtain and review all Davis-Bacon Act reports and lobbying certifications from contractors working on TCAP-funded projects. In addition, it did not accurately report job creation data to Recovery.gov.
We recommend that HUD require the Commission to design and implement a system for identifying contractors working during the month on TCAP-funded projects and tracking the receipt of required documentation. In addition, the Commission should obtain and review the required lobbying certifications and Davis-Bacon Act files that are missing. Additionally, we recommend that HUD require the Commission to restate its fourth quarter 2009 and first quarter 2010 job creation figures in its administrative files. Also, the Commission should restate its second quarter jobs creation figures to Recovery.gov during the continuous correction period and establish an adequate system for reviewing the job creation reports to ensure proper reporting in future quarters.