• OSA housing authority audits review compliance with laws, rules and regulations in a variety of areas to ensure that an authority is efficiently and effectively serving its purpose of providing safe and clean public housing to eligible families, senior citizens and people with disabilities. Some of the areas regularly reviewed include: budgeting, revenue, expenditures, capital improvements, compliance with sanitary codes, cash management, vacant unit turnaround time, general management and oversight responsibilities and board governance.

    Massachusetts public housing is managed under the direction of the Department of Housing and Community Development. Its Division of Public Housing and Rental Assistance oversees the operation of 247 local housing authorities.