Final Civil Action: The Former Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Beeville, TX, Et Al, Settled False Claims Allegations in the Housing Choice Voucher Program
In violation of the housing assistance payment contract’s conflict-of-interest requirements, the former executive director of the Housing Authority of the City of Beeville, TX, executed housing assistance payment contracts on behalf of the Authority with her brother and sister. The former executive director did not fully disclose the conflicts-of-interest and had not sought a waiver from HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing until...
Agosto 21, 2018
The Alphabet Group, LLC, Marks Group, LLC, and Imagineers, Inc., Settled Allegations Related to Section 8 Rent Certifications
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG), assisted the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut in the civil investigation of The Alphabet Group, LLC, Marks Group, LLC, and Imagineers, Inc. Alphabet and Marks are owners of residential housing in Hartford, CT, and Imagineers administers the Section 8 program for the City of Hartford Housing Authority. On May 17, 2012,...
Septiembre 19, 2016
Final Civil Action: The City of Malakoff Housing Authority’s Prior Executive Director Improperly Hired and Contracted With Family Members
We reviewed the Malakoff Housing Authority, Malakoff, TX. The review was part of a joint initiative between the HUD Office of Inspector General’s Office of Audit and Office of Investigation. We completed the review and referred the former executive director’s improper use of Authority funds by hiring and contracting with family members to HUD’s Office of Program Enforcement for action under the Program Civil Fraud Remedies Act of 1986...
Septiembre 13, 2016
Final Civil Action: City First Mortgage Services, LLC, and Van Wagoner Investment Company Settled Allegations of Making False Certifications
Based on a request from the Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Office in Salt Lake City, UT, we provided information about single-family lenders with high default rates. We then reviewed the available case binders for 38 loans for which the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) had paid claims that were underwritten by City First Mortgage Services, LLC. We completed the review and referred alleged violations to the U.S. Department of Housing and...
Septiembre 12, 2016
The Housing Authority of Bexar County, TX, Did Not Operate Its HUD Public Housing Programs in Accordance With Regulations and Other Requirements
Because of an anonymous complaint, we reviewed the Housing Authority of Bexar County, TX. The complaint included allegations of improper procurement, improper use of Authority funds, misuse of the Authority’s credit card, and violations of Housing Choice Voucher regulations. Our objective was to determine whether the Authority operated its public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs in accordance with the U.S. Department of...
Junio 11, 2015
The Housing Authority of the City of Lockney, Lockney, TX, Did Not Operate Its Public Housing Programs in Accordance With Requirements
Because of concerns identified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Public Housing, we performed a review of the Housing Authority of the City of Lockney. HUD alleged that the Authority’s previous executive director had a conflict-of-interest and received ineligible payments. Our objectives were to determine whether the Authority operated its public housing in accordance with HUD requirements and...
Abril 10, 2015
The Rotan Housing Authority, Rotan, TX, Did Not Administer Its Public Housing and Recovery Act Programs in Accordance With Regulations and Other Requirements
In accordance with our regional plan to review public housing programs and because of a complaint filed with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and issues identified by new management, we performed a review of the Rotan Housing Authority (Authority). The complainant and Authority management alleged that the Authority maintained its records in a disorderly fashion, lacked supporting documentation for rental income, had large...
Octubre 31, 2014
We conducted a review of Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program payments made to Deandra Caison, a landlord, for a tenant residing in a property that Ms. Caison no longer owned. Ms. Caison had sold the property to her brother but continued to receive housing assistance payments. Between November 2007 and March 2010, Caison received $29,055 in housing assistance payments from the Orlando Housing Authority. To resolve the matter and...
Febrero 25, 2014
The Chattanooga Housing Authority (Authority) was awarded a $6.35 million capital fund formula grant and a $4.8 million capital fund competitive grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). In accordance with our goal to review funds provided under the Recovery Act, we conducted a capacity review of the Authority’s operations. The objective was to determine whether the Authority had the capacity to...
Enero 25, 2010