We audited the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ (State) Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program because the State was the largest recipient of CDBG funds in New England. HUD awarded the State more than $88 million in CDBG funding for program years 2015, 2016, and 2017. In addition, we had not audited any of the State’s community planning and development programs in the last 10 years.
HUD CPD Did Not Enforce the Disaster Appropriations Act, 2013, 24-Month Grantee Expenditure Requirement
We initiated our audit in accordance with our strategic goal to provide the U.S.
May 17, 2019
HUD Could Improve Its Controls Over the Disposition of Real Properties Assisted With Community Development Block Grant Funds
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of the disposition of real properties assisted with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. We conducted the audit as part of our annual audit plan. Our audit objective was to determine whether HUD had adequate controls over the disposition of real properties assisted with CDBG funds.
September 29, 2017
HUD Did Not Provide Sufficient Guidance and Oversight To Ensure That State Disaster Grantees Followed Proficient Procurement Processes
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of disaster grantee procurement processes. We conducted the audit after prior audits identified procurement issues. Our objective was to determine whether HUD provided sufficient guidance and oversight to ensure that disaster grantees followed proficient procurement processes when purchasing products and services.
September 22, 2017
CPD Did Not Follow the Departmental Clearance Process When It Issued the July 25, 2013, Guidance for Duplication of Benefits Requirements
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development’s (CPD) process for making changes to its programs, policies, and operations. We initiated the audit because of concerns we had with HUD’s disaster recovery delivery sequence and duplication of benefits policies during a previous external audit (Audit Report 2016-DE-1003).
June 02, 2017
The Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) manages $15.2 billion in disaster recovery funding appropriated by Congress in the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Sandy Supplemental). CPD distributed the funds to 34 grantees as Community Development Block Grants-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR).
March 29, 2017
The City of Springfield, MA, Needs To Improve Its Compliance With Federal Regulations for Its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Assistance Grant
We audited the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) assistance grant provided to the City of Springfield, MA, by the U.S.
October 17, 2016
We have completed preliminary research on the Office of Community Planning and Development’s (CPD) methods to allocate Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds appropriated under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (PL 113-2). Our objectives were to review the methodology for (1) the seven formula-based allocations and (2) the two competition-based allocations of CDBG-DR funds.
September 23, 2016
The City of Worcester, MA, Did Not Properly Administer Its Community Development Block Grant Program
We audited the City of Worcester’s administration of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. We selected the City for review based on a request from the U.S.
July 29, 2013