The City of Mesa, AZ, Did Not Administer Its Community Development Block Grant in Accordance With HUD Requirements
We audited the City of Mesa’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program based on (1) a hotline complaint alleging CDBG noncompliance; (2) a prior U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General, audit (2011-LA-1006), which determined that the City needed to improve how it administered its Neighborhood Stabilization Program 1 funds; and (3) our objective to promote fiscal responsibility and...
Abril 13, 2020
DHI Mortgage Company Ltd., Settled Allegations of Making False Certifications Regarding Federal Housing Administration Loans
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG), referred alleged violations to HUD’s Office of Program Enforcement for action under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act based on two audits of DHI Mortgage Company Ltd. (DHIM) that found it did not follow HUD requirements when it underwrote Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured loans with prohibited restrictive addenda to the...
Septiembre 29, 2016
The Owner of Coconut Grove Apartments Did Not Always Operate Its HUD-Insured Project in Accordance With HUD Rules and Requirements
We audited Coconut Grove Apartments due to concerns expressed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Multifamily Housing Programs regarding the management of the project. The main concern was that the owner may have diverted project funds for nonproject expenses. Our audit objective was to determine whether Coconut Grove’s owner operated its Sections 223(f) and 241(a)-insured multifamily rental...
Septiembre 22, 2015
NOVA Financial & Investment Corporation’s FHA-Insured Loans With Downpayment Assistance Gifts Did Not Always Meet HUD Requirements
We audited NOVA Financial & Investment Corporation based on a referral from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Quality Assurance Division detailing a separate lender that originated Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured loans that contained ineligible downpayment assistance gifts. The HUD Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) analysis identified NOVA as a lender with the highest origination volume in...
Julio 09, 2015
Final Civil Action – Borrower Settled Allegations of Not Complying With the Primary Residence Requirement of the Federal Housing Administration Program
HUD OIG conducted a civil investigation of an alleged loan origination fraud scheme involving a cash-out refinance loan that was insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA provides mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders to creditworthy borrowers. Borrowers must occupy the properties as their primary residence for at least 1 year. Borrowers certify to their intent to occupy the property when signing...
Marzo 27, 2015
A Former Employee of the Helena Housing Authority, Helena, MT, Improperly Released Personally Identifiable Information
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Office of Inspector General audited the Helena, MT Housing Authority in response to a hotline complaint alleging a former employee of the housing authority improperly released housing choice voucher holders’ personally identifiable information. The objective of our review was to determine whether the allegation had merit. A former Authority employee did improperly release...
Septiembre 25, 2014
Southwest Stage Funding, LLC, dba Cascade Financial Services, Took Corrective Action on Loans That Did Not Meet All HUD and FHA Requirements
We reviewed Southwest Stage Funding, LLC, dba Cascade Financial Services, in Gilbert, AZ. We selected Southwest Stage because it originated 1,841 loans totaling more than $244 million during calendar years 2012 and 2013. Further, it had received more loan endorsements on manufactured housing loans than any other lender in Texas since January 1, 2009. Our objective was to determine whether the lender complied with U.S. Department of...
Julio 23, 2014
The White Mountain Apache Housing Authority Did Not Always Comply With Its Indian Housing Block Grant Requirements
We audited the White Mountain Apache Housing Authority’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG). We conducted the audit primarily due to concerns raised by HUD’s Southwest Office of Native American Programs regarding the Authority’s financial management practices. The objective of the audit was to determine whether the Authority used its IHBG funds in accordance with HUD requirements. The Authority failed to use its IHBG funds in...
Julio 08, 2014
The Lending Company, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, Did Not Always Comply With FHA Underwriting and Quality Control Program Requirements
We audited The Lending Company, Inc., based on a hotline complaint, previous U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reviews, and our goal to improve the integrity of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) single-family insurance programs. Our objectives were to determine whether The Lending Company complied with HUD requirements when it used gift programs, originated and underwrote FHA loans, and implemented its...
Agosto 20, 2013
Allen Mortgage, LLC, Centennial Park, AZ, Did Not Comply With HUD Requirements for Underwriting FHA Loans and Fully Implement Its Quality Control Program in Accordance With HUD’s Requirements
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General audited Allen Mortgage, Limited Liability Company, a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) nonsupervised lender. We selected Allen Mortgage for audit based on its high default and claim rate for the FHA-insured loans sponsored in Region 5. Our objectives were to determine whether (1) Allen Mortgage complied with HUD’s regulations, procedures, and...
Septiembre 30, 2012