The report examines certain aspects of The NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) program, a rental assistance program that is designed to provide permanent, stable housing to qualified Department of Homeless Services (DHS) clients.
Findings from a DOI Investigation into the City Department of Environmental Control Board (ECB) summons enforcement and collection, which identified serious holes in the process that results in City losing out on much needed revenue.
In May 2020, a Minneapolis Police Officer killed George Floyd, an unarmed black man. As a result people across the country and New York City engaged in mass protests. Some protests triggered violent confrontations between police and protesters and allegations police used excessive tactics.
An investigation into Avanti Building Consultants, Inc. also known as Risk Management Agency, Inc. (Avanti) and NYCB Engineering Group, LLC (NYCB) falsified over 450 documents at approximately 40 construction sites across the City to cover up their failure to provide licensed site Safety Managers.
An investigation into Rita Copeland, former treasurer of the Tenant Association for 51-55 East 129th St., NYC, a building participating in NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Tenant Interim Lease Program (TIL), stole over $50,000 from this building.