Report 2014-037 Recommendation 8 Responses

Report 2014-037: California Department of Housing and Community Development: Inconsistent Oversight Has Resulted in the Questionable Use of Some Housing Bond Funds (Release Date: September 2014)

Recommendation #8 To: Housing and Community Development, Department of

To maximize the benefits of its on-site review for CalHome, HCD should revise its current risk assessment tool or develop a new tool to identify the recipients that are at high risk of noncompliance with program requirements. For example, HCD could identify recipients as high risk that have received large amounts of funds and have not submitted required status reports for two consecutive periods.

Agency Response*

CalHome has revised its Desk and Operations manuals to include a new risk assessment process to help identify high risk recipients (AF8a, red text). A new Risk Assessment Form and Tracking Report were implemented by management and staff in October 2014 including data points - percentage of grant amount drawn, amount of award, timeliness of report submission, and contract extension request (AF8b).

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Completion Date: February 2015
  • Response Date: March 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

The CalHome program is developing a new risk assessment tool to help identify high risk recipients. The new assessment tool will include the following recommended categories: percentage of grant amount drawn, amount of award, timeliness of report submission, and contract extension request.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: 3/1/2015
  • Response Date: November 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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