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Boston — An audit of the Easton Housing Authority issued today by State Auditor Suzanne Bump revealed numerous poor financial management practices.
“When taken together, the many faults we uncovered at the Easton Housing Authority call into question the previous administration’s ability to properly manage resources to benefit the lives of the residents they serve,” said Auditor Bump. “The current administration of the Authority has been cooperative with our audit process and is using our findings to improve its operations.”
Areas of criticism included board oversight, credit card use, expense reimbursement, tenant selection, vacancy turnover and more. For example:
Other findings included in today’s audit of the Easton Housing Authority included:
Auditor Bump has called on the Easton Housing Authority to update its policies and procedures to comply with state regulations and thereby enable it to better provide affordable, decent, safe and healthy housing to citizens of Easton. The Authority has responded positively to all findings and is pursuing implementation of all of Auditor Bump’s recommendations.
The Easton Housing Authority audit is available here.