Distressed Public Housing

Gao ID: AIMD-94-78R May 10, 1994

Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing's financial transactions. GAO noted that: (1) the Commission disbursed about $2 million for contracts, travel, payroll, and miscellaneous transactions during its existence; (2) although the Commission did not always adhere to proper administrative procedures, its disbursements appeared to be reasonable and properly authorized and documented; (3) accounting procedure problems involved unsigned approvals for contracts and purchase orders, inadequately documented expenses and invoices, and unsupported travel expenses; and (4) the General Services Administration needs to reconcile and recover any erroneous Commission payments and ensure that other similar entities use proper accounting and disbursing procedures.


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