The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Did Not Always Ensure That Its Grantees Complied With Applicable State and Federal Laws and Requirements
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.
August 05, 2019
Final Civil Action: First American Mortgage Trust Settled Allegations of Failing To Comply With HUD’s Federal Housing Administration Loan Requirements
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG), assisted the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts in the civil investigation of First American Mortgage Trust. First American has its principal place of business in Brighton, MA, and does business as NXTLoan.Com Corp., a Delaware corporation. First American is the parent company of NXTL.
September 18, 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
Sons of Divine Providence Did Not Ensure That the Don Orione Home, East Boston, MA, Operated in Accordance With Its Regulatory Agreement
Sons of Divine Providence did not properly oversee the HUD-insured nursing home to ensure that it operated in accordance with its regulatory agreement. By not informing HUD of the lawsuits, the changes in management agents, and the loans, Sons of Divine Providence did not provide HUD the necessary data to understand the risk to the HUD insurance fund. However, when Sons of Divine Providence sold the nursing home and paid off the HU
October 13, 2016
Virgin Islands Community AIDS Resource & Education, Inc., Did Not Administer Its Program in Accordance With HUD Requirements
We audited Virgin Islands Community AIDS Resource & Education, Inc.’s (VICARE) Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program. This audit was the result of a referral from the San Juan Office of Community Planning and Development. The objective of the audit was to determine whether VICARE spent HOPWA funds in accordance with the U.S.
July 02, 2015
The Department of Housing and Community Development, Montpelier, VT, Did Not Always Operate Its Disaster Recovery Programs Effectively and Efficiently
We audited the State of Vermont, Department of Housing and Community Development’s disaster recovery programs. We initiated this audit because of the significant funding awarded and the Boston Office of Community Planning and Development’s concerns about the State’s capacity to administer this funding. Our audit objective was to determine whether the State administered its disaster recovery programs effectively and efficiently in a
September 29, 2014
The Housing Authority of the City of Meridian Did Not Adequately Maintain Its FHA-Insured Rental Apartments
We audited the Housing Authority of the City of Meridian’s Queen City apartments at the request of the U.S.
August 25, 2014
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
City of Brockton, MA, Did Not Implement an Adequate Cost Allocation Plan for Administrative Expenses and Paid Unreasonable Costs for Its Fiscal Year 2010 Community Development Block Grant Audit
We reviewed the administration expenses charged to the City of Brockton’s Community Development Block Grant in response to a complaint alleging that the City was charging the Community Development Block Grant program for City expenses.
September 07, 2011
The Community Builders Expected To Expend Funding Within the Deadline and Meet Its Goals for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2
We reviewed The Community Builders, a nonprofit development and asset management firm that received a $78.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
March 21, 2011