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Surround yourself with Assets not liabilities 

Berman Hopkins’ Public Housing Authority Group provides quality work, products and services.  Our strategic plan focuses on staff continuity, timely service, responsiveness, dependability and year-round availability. Berman Hopkins supports and works to further the missions of our Public Housing Authority clients in many ways. We understand that due to limited personnel resources, most Public Housing Authorities, desire the audit process to be more than just issuing financial statements; we believe in this as well. We strive to educate and advise our clients to reduce future audit discrepancies or findings and to provide support to the Board and Management in any way we can. Our client experience emphasizes three main objectives: Proactive, Prompt, and Personal service.

Barton, Gonzalez and Myers, P.A. is a CPA firm with over twenty years of experience in auditing organizations that receive funding from HUD.  We trust that our strong technical background in the areas of accounting and auditing especially as it relates to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, make us the most qualified and cost-effective public accounting firm to provide services to your housing authority.  All of our audit personnel gained quality audit experience early in their careers while being employed by large CPA firms, including national or regional firms.  We effectively bring to all of our audit engagements the skills and experience of a larger firm, but without the price tag typically associated with such firms.

Our intimate knowledge of the industry as well as our experience in working with many Housing Authorities provides us with the confidence to impress you with our abilities, efficiency, and value added to your organization in the delivery of our services.

Currently, we audit approximately twenty public housing authorities annually, numerous multifamily HUD organizations, and numerous cost certification audits for new HUD construction projects.  We are well versed in the distinct requirements of Housing Authorities and HUD agencies, including the annual REAC financial statement submission, AMP and COCC accounting requirements, project based budgeting, SEMAP, tenant eligibility requirements, waiting lists requirements, procurement policies, the OMB filing, etc.  We are also able to provide assistance in the conversion from HUD accounting to GAAP accounting.

Our peer reviews have always met the quality control standards for an accounting and auditing practice established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and during the entire history of our firm we have never been reprimanded or fined by any governmental agency. 

We are properly licensed and registered for public practice as certified public accountants in the states of Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, California, Arizona, and any other state, that utilizes practice privilege for CPA’s and has substantially equivalent license requirements with the state of Florida which includes every state.

Novogradac is recognized nationwide for its expertise and leadership in the affordable housing industry. Our public housing authority team develops and implements solutions tailored to meet the needs of public housing agencies. Our professionals are experts in guiding clients through the processes of the various program guidelines, offering assistance in identifying and correcting compliance issues in operating and financial transactions and procedures.

We also offer a range of services in connection to combining public housing programs with tax credits. Some of our services include:

  • identification and resolution of key financial compliance issues

  • transaction and entity structuring, including combining public housing with various credit programs

  • general financial compliance consulting

  • tenant file reviews

  • property management and compliance implementation

  • tax credit application assistance

  • annual single audits and REAC submissions

  • and more

Client Experience

Proactive

Prompt

Personal

Services

  • Project-based asset management 

  • REAC, FDS, online submission 

  • PHAs and SEMAP compliance testing

  • Yellow Book and Single Audit 

  • Current on HUD notices and guidelines 

  • Federal and state grants  

  • Component Units and related entities 

  • Tax credits and cost certifications 

  • Business activities 

  • Fraud and agreed-upon procedures

  • ARRA - Stimulus Grants

We also offer a range of services in connection to combining public housing programs with tax credits. Some of our services include:

  • identification and resolution of key financial compliance issues

  • transaction and entity structuring, including combining public housing with various credit programs

  • general financial compliance consulting

  • tenant file reviews

  • property management and compliance implementation

  • tax credit application assistance

  • annual single audits and REAC submissions

  • and more

We perform audits, reviews, and compilations for both non-profit and for-profit HUD properties across the country.

Every engagement is unique, so we’ll work with your team to complete the projects and compliance measures you need. These include:

When We Say Experts, We Mean Experts

STRATEGY

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Our Experts
We have a dedicated team of professionals that work on Housing Authorities full time and have over 80 years of combined experience.

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Laura Anne Pray, CPA

25+

Years of Auditing

PHAs

200

Audits, Reviews, and Compilations per year

50%

Decrease in Audit Fees for Local PHAs

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Brian Nemeroff, CPA

35+

Years of Advising

PHA Financials

17

Locally Owned

PHA

25k

Revenue Increase for Housing Programs

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