The City of Chicago’s Department of Public Health, Chicago, IL, Did Not Administer Its Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program in Accordance With HUD’s and Its Own Requirements
We audited the City of Chicago’s Department of Public Health’s (Department) Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program based on our analysis of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes grantees in Region 5’s jurisdiction. Our audit objective was to determine whether the Department administered the Program in accordance with HUD’s and its own requirements. The Department...
Septiembre 30, 2018
HUD’s Office of Residential Care Facilities Did Not Always Have and Use Financial Information to Adequately Assess and Monitor Nursing Homes
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) monitoring of the financial performance of Section 232 nursing homes based on the size of their program, the inherent risks in the program, the length of time since our last audit, and the inclusion of this review in the annual audit plan. Our audit objective was to determine whether HUD had sufficient financial information and used this information to adequately assess and...
Septiembre 17, 2018
The Middlesex Health Care Center, Middletown, CT, Was Not Always Operated According to Its Regulatory Agreement and HUD Requirements
We audited the Federal Housing Administration-insured nursing home, Middlesex Health Care Center in Middletown, CT, because we identified profitability and solvency issues during ongoing work with the Section 232 program. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) identified the project as potentially troubled as of November 2017. Our audit objective was to determine whether the project was operated according to...
Junio 29, 2018
HUD Lacked Adequate Oversight of Lead-Based Paint Reporting and Remediation in Its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of lead-based paint reporting and remediation in its public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs. The audit was part of the activities in our fiscal year 2017 annual audit plan. The audit objective was to determine whether HUD had adequate oversight of lead‐based paint reporting and remediation in its public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs. HUD...
Junio 14, 2018
The Kansas City, MO, Health Department Did Not Spend Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Funds in Accordance With HUD Requirements
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG), audited the Kansas City, MO, Health Department’s Lead Safe KC program due to increased media attention on lead-based paint poisoning in the Kansas City area. Further, we had never conducted an audit of the more than $21.6 million in grants received by the Health Department since 1997. Our audit objective was to determine whether the Health Department...
Abril 06, 2018
Management Alert: HUD Did Not Provide Acceptable Oversight of the Physical Condition of Residential Care Facilities
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed concerns from a complaint within HUD regarding the physical condition of HUD-insured residential care facilities (RCF). This review is part of an ongoing effort of the Office of Inspector General (OIG). At least 10 RCFs had received a score below 31 out of a possible 100 on their most recent Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspection...
Enero 04, 2018
Very low REAC scores are not prevalent across ORCF’s portfolio. The majority of RCFs that received a REAC score scored at least 80 on their last inspection, and more than three quarters scored at least 60. Despite the small percentage of RCFs that scored below 31, we noticed an overall decline in REAC inspection scores across ORCF’s portfolio from 2000 to 2016. REAC has adopted an inspection process that applies uniformly to all property types...
Septiembre 15, 2017
Health Concepts Ltd’s., Providence, RI Service Charges at FHA-Insured Nursing Homes Did Not Always Comply With Management Agreements.
We audited Health Concepts Ltd., a management agent that administers six Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured nursing homes. We conducted this audit based on our review of the Pine Grove Health Center. The review found that Pine Grove’s owners paid salaries for onsite staff that were covered under the management agreement and charged for services that should have been included in the management fee. Our objectives for this audit were...
Abril 21, 2017
Assessing HUD Plans for Evaluating Urban Promise Zones and HUD Grant Programs Participating in Promise Zones
Twenty-two Promise Zones were selected through three rounds of national competition. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), oversees 14 urban Promise Zones, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees 8 rural and tribal Promise Zones. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) tasked HUD and USDA to lead the Promise Zone initiative and play essential roles in gathering information about progress in Promise Zones...
Abril 19, 2017
Sons of Divine Providence Did Not Ensure That the Don Orione Home, East Boston, MA, Operated in Accordance With Its Regulatory Agreement
Sons of Divine Providence did not properly oversee the HUD-insured nursing home to ensure that it operated in accordance with its regulatory agreement. By not informing HUD of the lawsuits, the changes in management agents, and the loans, Sons of Divine Providence did not provide HUD the necessary data to understand the risk to the HUD insurance fund. However, when Sons of Divine Providence sold the nursing home and paid off the HUD-insured...
Octubre 13, 2016
Folts, Inc., Herkimer, NY Did Not Administer the Folts Adult Home and Folts Home Projects in Accordance With Their Regulatory Agreements
We audited Folts, Inc.’s management of the Folts Adult Home and Folts Home projects to address our concern with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-assisted health care facilities. We selected this auditee as the result of a risk assessment of nursing homes located in New York State, which considered HUD’s risk indicators and factors such as loan default; internal control issues; and financial statements not being filed. The...
Septiembre 29, 2016
The Office of Hospital Facilities (OHF) provides mortgage insurance for acute care hospitals. The insurance it provides reduces risk to lenders and lowers borrowing costs for hospitals. As of May 2016, the unpaid principal balance for its 105 insured mortgages was approximately $7 billion. OHF collects and generates many records to support its mission. These records include application materials, internal reports, and correspondence. Robust...
Septiembre 29, 2016
We are conducting an audit survey of Saltillo Assisted Living (project) based on a referral from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Departmental Enforcement Center and the activities included in our 2015 annual audit plan. Our survey objective is to determine whether the owners and management agents of Saltillo Assisted Living complied with the executed regulatory agreement and HUD’s requirements. Our preliminary...
Diciembre 15, 2015
We audited Morris Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center based on a risk assessment we performed on nursing homes located in New York and New Jersey. Morris Park has a Section 232 HUD-insured loan in the amount of $7.4 million. The objective of the audit was to determine whether Morris Park officials managed funds in compliance with the regulatory agreement and applicable HUD requirements. Morris Park officials generally managed funds in...
Septiembre 30, 2015
Belle Maison Nursing Home, Hammond, LA, Generally Complied With the Owner and Operator Regulatory Agreements and HUD Requirements for Its Section 232 Loan
As part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General’s annual audit plan, we audited the Belle Maison Nursing Home. We selected the facility for review based on a risk analysis. Our objective was to determine whether the facility complied with the executed owner and operator regulatory agreements and HUD requirements. The facility generally complied with the terms of the owner and operator...
Septiembre 23, 2015
The City of High Point Did Not Properly Administer Its Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grants in Compliance With Federal Requirements
We audited the City of High Point’s lead-based paint procurement and eligibility operations. We selected the Authority based on concerns from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control. Our audit objective was to determine whether the City administered its lead-based paint hazard control grants in accordance with HUD’s regulations and grant requirements for procurement of...
Julio 09, 2015
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the City of Spokane, WA’s Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to determine whether the City complied with procurement, matching, and reporting requirements when executing its grant. This audit was part of the mandate to monitor grant activities funded by the Recovery Act. We selected the City...
Abril 26, 2013
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General conducted a limited scope internal review of Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (Healthy Homes) to determine whether Healthy Homes allowed excessive administrative costs to be charged to the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control grant program. This review was the result of the audit of the Washington State Lead Hazard Control grant (2012-SE-1005,...
Abril 18, 2013
Final Civil Action: Bartlesville Health Care Center, Inc., Owners and Lender Settled Alleged Violations of the False Claims Act
Based on a request by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) multifamily housing Kansas City hub office, we started an audit of three related nursing facilities on August 2008: • Bartlesville Health Care Center, Inc., doing business as Silver Lake Care Center; • Mannford Health Care Center, Inc., doing business as Cimarron Pointe Care Center; and • Owasso Nursing Center, Inc., doing business as...
Agosto 24, 2012
The State of Washington Generally Complied With Lead Hazard Control Grant and Recovery Act Requirements but Charged Excessive Administrative Costs
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the Washington State Department of Commerce to determine whether it complied with Lead Hazard Control grant project eligibility, matching contribution, administrative cost, and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act reporting requirements. This audit is part of the national mandate to monitor grant activities funded by the Recovery Act. We selected...
Agosto 09, 2012