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HUD Publishes Integrity Bulletins

June 28, 2016 Print ShareThis

Ending homelessness, providing critical affordable housing, revitalizing communities, spurring economic development, supporting essential public services, investing in needed infrastructure – these are just some of the important priorities that are supported with formula and competitive grant funds administered by HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). For the most part, these programs are managed at the state and local levels by dedicated public servants, deeply committed to strengthening communities and improving quality of life for low and moderate income residents.

Unfortunately, HUD’s data show that year in and year out, a significant amount of these essential funds is found to be used improperly, not sufficiently documented, not spent by required deadlines, or otherwise jeopardized. On an annual basis, HUD’s CPD grantees end up losing or having to repay millions of dollars in program funds, rendering these scarce valuable resources unavailable to the communities that rely on them.

To address this issue, the Office of the Inspector General and the Office of Community Planning and Development are launching a series of Integrity Bulletins that cover the following topics, which represent issues HUD formula grantees struggle with most often:

  • Procurement and Contracting
  • Sub-recipient Oversight
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Internal Controls
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Financial Management

View the published HUD Integrity Bulletins.

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