HUD has a contract with Leidos Innovations Corporation for E-Discovery services using the E-Discovery Management System. The process for collecting electronically stored information (ESI) and delivering it to customers has two major subprocesses: (1) an initial ESI collection and (2) a keyword search to refine the initial collection results. OGC’s and Leidos’ collection of ESI does not meet customer demand because processing ESI...
Diciembre 05, 2017
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
Historically, HUD program managers have not wanted to enforce program requirements. That reluctance increases the risk that program funds will not provide maximum benefits to recipients and allows serious noncompliances to go unchecked. When it was created, the Departmental Enforcement Center had independent enforcement authority, but it lost that authority when it moved from the Deputy Secretary’s office to the Office of General...
Febrero 11, 2016
Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage, Inc., Bethesda, MD, Acquired a $45.6 Million Loan That Was Not Properly Underwritten in Accordance With HUD's Multifamily Accelerated Processing Program
We audited the underwriting of a $45.6 million mortgage loan that was acquired by Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage, Inc. (the Lender) to rehabilitate Wingate Towers and Garden Apartments. The audit was performed based on a request from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Multifamily Development. The Lender acquired and became responsible for the loan origination activities, personnel, books and...
Marzo 22, 2011
HUD's Departmental Enforcement Center's Compliance Division, Evaluation of Suspension and Debarment Referrals
HUD OIG conducted an evaluation of HUD's Departmental Enforcement Center (DEC), specifically, the Compliance Division. We wanted to know whether DEC processed suspension and debarment referrals in a timely manner. We also wanted to identify ways to improve case management for suspensions and debarments. Between October 1, 2006, and December 9, 2009, the Compliance Division received a total of 978 suspension and/or debarment referrals (...
Noviembre 04, 2010