Report 2009-037 Recommendation 6 Responses

Report 2009-037: Department of Housing and Community Development: Housing Bond Funds Generally Have Been Awarded Promptly and in Compliance With Law, but Monitoring Continues to Need Improvement (Release Date: November 2009)

Recommendation #6 To: Housing and Community Development, Department of

HCD should continue its efforts to monitor recipients of housing bond funds by promptly communicating concerns and findings identified during on site visits conducted for its CalHome Program and ensure that recipients provide a timely response to the concerns and findings.

1-Year Agency Response

HCD stated that it has adopted a risk-based, on-site monitoring approach for its CalHome and Supportive Housing programs similar to the monitoring methodology used for the Emergency Housing Program and it provided a copy of its risk assessment tool. Further, HCD’s current manager developed and implemented a centralized tracking log for the site monitoring, which contains the name of the recipient (contractor) and the dates of the following: site visit and completion, letter of findings, and clearance of findings. In addition, on April 1, 2010, HCD began tracking this same information in the Consolidated Automated Program Enterprise System (CAPES). (2011-046, p. 197).

  • Response Date: November 2010

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-037

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.