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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Monticello Housing Authority – Housing Choice Voucher Programs (2016M-272)


Released: November 10, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The objective of our audit was to assess the Authority’s administration of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for the period April 1, 2015 through April 20, 2016.

Background

The Village of Monticello Housing Authority is located in the Village of Monticello in Sullivan County. The Authority, which was established pursuant to State Public Housing Law, is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners. The Authority’s operating budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year totals approximately $1.1 million.

Key Findings

  • The Board does not receive a report of disbursements made to property owners.
  • Heads of household in the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) did not certify that their families had not received cash welfare assistance in the previous 12 months.

Key Recommendations

  • Ensure the Board receives the monthly HCV program disbursement report for review.
  • Develop FSS program disbursement procedures to ensure documentation is signed by the head of household certifying their family has not received welfare assistance within the previous 12 months.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email: localgov@osc.state.ny.us
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236