Division of Housing and Community Renewal

Selecting Housing Projects for Funding (Follow-Up Review)

The Division of Housing and Community Renewal awards grants, loans and tax credits to municipalities, organizations and individuals for the development of public housing. In our prior audit report 95-S-119, we examined the process used by the Division to make these awards. We found that, even though applications for funding greatly exceeded available funds, funds were not awarded on the basis of a systematic determination and prioritization of housing needs in New York State. We recommended changes in the process used by the Division to fund housing projects to provide better assurance that the funded projects best meet the housing needs of New York State. In our follow-up review, we found that our prior recommendations have been implemented.

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