HUD does not have a departmentwide policy for dealing with radon contamination. Instead, HUD relies on each program office to develop radon policies that align with HUD’s environmental regulations. The three program offices reviewed do not have consistent radon policies. Only Multifamily’s radon policy includes radon testing and mitigation requirements. PIH’s policy strongly encourages but does not require public housing agencies (...
Abril 12, 2021
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) implementation of the prevailing wage provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act for its Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured multifamily construction projects. We conducted the audit because we received an anonymous complaint alleging that HUD did not implement correct wage determinations for a $33 million multifamily construction project located in Oxnard, CA. ...
Octubre 06, 2020
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research’s implementation of the responsibilities stated in the Geospatial Data Act of 2018 (The Act). We performed this review in response to a congressional mandate that HUD’s geospatial data be audited at least once every 2 years. The Act requires that we audit HUD’s collection, production, acquisition, maintenance,...
Septiembre 24, 2020
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...
Septiembre 15, 2017
Final Action Memorandum: Purchaser of HUD-Insured Single-Family Property Settled Allegations of Causing the Submission of a False Claim
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG), reviewed preforeclosure sales under the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) program in the St. Louis, MO, area. We found that the purchaser of a property being sold in a preforeclosure sale entered into a consulting agreement with the realtor. The agreement required that when the purchaser later sold the property, he would pay half of the...
Febrero 22, 2017
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
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program and found that 33 borrowers had more than 1 loan under the program. Having multiple loans violated program requirements because HUD requires borrowers to reside in the mortgaged residence as their principal residence and borrowers may not have more than one principal residence at a time. We referred...
Septiembre 09, 2016
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program and found that contrary to program residency requirements, 37 borrowers did not live in the property associated with the loan and were renting the property to participants in HUD’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Renting the properties to Section 8 program participants violated program...
Septiembre 09, 2016