Topeka Housing Authority Didn't Properly Document Procurement Activities
HUD audited the Topeka, Kan., Housing Authority's administration of its considerable Recovery Act competitive capital fund grants to determine whether the authority: (1) expended Recovery Act grant funds in accordance with the act's requirements and applicable HUD rules; (2) met procurement requirements in selecting the developers for its mixed-finance projects; and (3) reported Recovery Act grant information accurately and completely.
Although the authority generally obligated and expended its Recovery Act funds in accordance with Recovery Act rules and regulations, auditors found that it didn't adequately document its selection of the Tennessee Town II developer. In addition, it didn't accurately or completely report Recovery Act grant information at Recovery.gov.
The auditors recommended that the authority: (1) gives its staff procurement training; (2) develops and implements detailed operational procedures to strengthen existing procurement policies; and (3) updates its Recovery Act Web site, as appropriate, to reflect the correct program information.
- HUD OIG Audit Report No. 2012-KC-1003, April 5, 2012