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Press Release Dennis Housing Authority Shows Progress in Recent Audit

The report found the agency has made improvements to its operation since its last audit in 2010, but some past issues have remained unresolved.
For immediate release:
4/04/2014
  • Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

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Mike Wessler, Communications Director

Boston — State Auditor Suzanne Bump today released an audit of the Dennis Housing Authority. The report found the agency has made improvements to its operation since its last audit in 2010, but some past issues have remained unresolved.

Where past audits cited deficiencies, today’s report found the local housing agency has improved by now maintaining an operating reserve account balance above the current state’s required minimum and completing an annual physical inventory of the authority’s assets.

Today’s audit also acknowledged ongoing management deficiencies, specifically the authority’s backlog in unit turnaround has resulted in continued lost revenue.

The authority indicated that it is working to remedy all findings of today’s audit.

The Dennis Housing Authority operates 168 units of housing for elderly and handicapped residents as well as families.

The Office of the State Auditor conducts technical and performance assessments of state government’s programs, departments, agencies, authorities, contracts, and vendors. With its reports, the OSA issues recommendations to improve accountability, efficiency, and transparency.

The Dennis Housing Authority audit is available here.

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Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump 

The Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump (OSA) conducts audits, investigations, and studies to promote accountability and transparency, improve performance, and make government work better.

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