HUD Audits

Richmond, Calif., PHA Mismanaged Its Financial Operations

June 17, 2016    

HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the Richmond Housing Authority due to a complaint alleging that the PHA submitted falsified documentation to HUD and allowed the City of Richmond to use the PHA’s HUD funds and the PHA’s assets, and that the city charged the PHA...

Alton, Ill., PHA Improperly Phased in Flat Rents for Its Public Housing Program

June 17, 2016    

The OIG audited the Alton Housing Authority because it appeared to have flat rents set at a rate below 80 percent of the fair market rent in that area based on the information available in the Public and Indian Housing Information Center system.

Durham, N.C., PHA Didn’t Adequately Enforce HQS

May 19, 2016    

HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the Housing Authority of the City of Durham’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program’s housing quality standards (HQS). The audit found that the PHA didn’t always ensure that program units met HUD’s and its own HQS....

Richmond, Calif., PHA Didn’t Always Procure Services and Manage Rents Properly

May 19, 2016    

OIG audited the Richmond Housing Authority due to a complaint alleging that the PHA violated procurement requirements related to legal and accounting services and wrote off tenant debts improperly. The objective of the audit was to determine whether the PHA procured goods and services and...

Orange County, Calif., PHA Didn’t Always Ensure That Housing Units Met HQS

May 19, 2016    

OIG audited the Orange County Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher program’s housing quality standards (HQS) primarily due to the Orange County district attorney’s investigation into allegations that PHA inspectors conducted personal business during the work day. These...

HUD Lacked Adequate Oversight of Agencies’ Compliance with Declaration of Trust Requirements

March 14, 2016    

HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited HUD’s oversight of public housing agencies’ declarations of trust. The audit was part of the activities in OIG’s fiscal year 2015 annual audit plan. The audit objective was to determine whether HUD had adequate oversight of...

Freeport Housing Authority Didn’t Properly Administer Low-Rent Housing Program

December 15, 2014    

HUD audited the Freeport Housing Authority’s administration of its low-rent housing and homeownership programs. The authority owns and operates 352 low-rent housing units, which are located in two scattered-site properties and three developments in Freeport, N.Y. The authority received...

HUD Didn't Use Best Practices in the Procurement, Administration of Multifamily Servicing Contract

December 15, 2014    

HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited HUD’s procurement and administration of its multifamily mortgage loan and property management servicing and accounting contract. The Federal Housing Commissioner and HUD housing officials had communicated concerns to OIG.

Manager Didn't Follow Section 8 Program Requirements

April 17, 2014    

HUD audited the Section 8 program administered by an owner in Tulsa, Okla., after being informed that the site’s management agent may have received Section 8 subsidies for vacant units. HUD controls the property, which has 191 units, through a housing assistance payments (HAP) contract...

Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna Must Improve Internal Controls

March 28, 2014    

HUD received an anonymous complaint alleging incompetent leadership, nepotism, misuse of funds, and poor quality of life at the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna, Pa. In response, HUD audited the authority to determine whether the allegations in the complaint had merit and whether...

Bridgeport Housing Authority Didn't Ensure Expenses Were Eligible, Reasonable, and Supported

March 28, 2014    

HUD audited the Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport, Conn., based on a request from HUD’s Hartford field office. HUD officials were concerned about the authority due to significant financial deficiencies that weren’t corrected in a timely manner.

Paterson Housing Authority Didn't Properly Administer Housing Choice Voucher Program

March 28, 2014    

HUD audited the Housing Choice Voucher program of the Housing Authority of the City of Paterson, N.J. It decided to do so based on a risk assessment of housing authorities administered by HUD's Newark, N.J., field office that considered funding, HUD’s 2012 risk score, and prior Office...