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

Issued Date
November 10, 2016

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.


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.