The Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) has not referred troubled public housing agencies (PHAs) to the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing to take them over as the law and regulations require. Without this referral mechanism, a PHA could remain troubled for an indefinite period while conditions stagnate or deteriorate. We identified 18 PHAs that remained troubled for mo
Palm Beach County Housing Authority, West Palm Beach, FL, Did Not Support and Spend HUD Funds According to Regulations
We audited the Palm Beach County Housing Authority in West Palm Beach, FL, based on concerns raised by news articles stating that the Authority dismissed its former executive director because of financial misconduct and ethical violations. The concerns included bonuses paid and payments for contracted services. Our audit objective was to determine whether the Authority spent U.S.
September 30, 2019
The State of New York Did Not Ensure That Appraised Values Used by Its Program Were Supported and Appraisal Costs and Services Complied With Requirements
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 based on observations related to the appraised fair market values made during a previous audit (2015-NY-1010) of the State’s program. Our objectives were to determine whether the State ensured that (1) the appraised fair market values used to determine award amounts un
May 29, 2019
HUD Fiscal Year 2018 Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) Evaluation Report
The Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) directs Inspectors General to conduct an annual evaluation of the agency information security program. FISMA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) establish information technology (IT) security gui
October 31, 2018
We completed a risk assessment of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) grant closeout process as required by the Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act of 2016, Public Law 114-117. Our objective was to determine whether an audit or review of HUD’s grant closeout process was warranted.
September 27, 2018
We audited general and application controls over selected Federal Housing Administration (FHA) information systems and the credit reform estimation and reestimation process as part of the internal control assessments required for the fiscal year 2017 financial statement audit under the Chief Financial Officer’s Act of 1990. Our objective was to review the controls for compliance with U.S.
February 12, 2018