FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 17, 2015
Today, the City Auditor’s Office released an audit on the City’s performance under a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The MOA establishes performance measures to evaluate the City’s development of properties previously held by the Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation. The audit focuses on whether the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department (NHSD) fulfilled the City’s contractual obligations under the MOA from May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015, and whether NHSD implemented the City Auditor’s Office’s recommendations from its December 2014 audit.
The audit concluded that the City met the performance deadlines or repaid HUD for projects with applicable MOA time sensitive performance deadlines during the audit review period. NHSD also requested performance deadline extensions timely.
The audit also concluded that the City addressed most of the long-term reform measures required in the MOA and implemented most of the recommendations from the City Auditor’s Office’s prior audit report. The City could, however, improve its practices by addressing non-compliance and other deficiencies of HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) multi-family rental properties more timely and implementing policies and procedures covering Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) activities.
The audit includes recommendations to improve the City’s monitoring of HOME multi-family rental projects and the city’s administration of the CDBG program. Management agreed with the recommendations.
View the complete report online at /cityauditor/