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
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
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
Review of Compliance With the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act by DHI Mortgage, LTD, and Its Closing Agents
We reviewed Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured loan settlement documents from two branches of DHI Mortgage Company, LTD (DHI Mortgage), in Arizona. During a previous audit of loan origination by the same branches (audit report number 2009-LA-1018), there was information indicating that the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Act) might have been violated; however, we were unable to report on the issue at the time. Our...
Febrero 08, 2011
The Fort Belknap Indian Community in Harlem, MT, Had Weaknesses That Could Significantly Affect Its Capacity To Administer Its Recovery Act Funding
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Inspector General conducted a capacity review of the Ft. Belknap Indian Community (Ft. Belknap) to determine whether there was evidence that Ft. Belknap lacked the capacity to adequately administer its Recovery Act funding in accordance with requirements. Our review of the Authority was limited to gaining an understanding of internal controls over the...
Abril 23, 2010
In response to an April 3, 2009, hotline request from the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, Pipe Spring, AZ (Kaibab), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Inspector General reviewed HUD’s evaluation of Kaibab’s application for an Indian Community Development Block Grant (Indian Block Grant) under HUD’s 2008 notice of funding availability. The review objective was to evaluate the merits of the complainant...
Enero 24, 2010
HUD Should Provide Additional Monitoring of the Navajo Housing Authority's Implementation of Recovery Act-Funded Projects
We conducted a capacity review of the Navajo Housing Authority’s (Authority) operations. The objective of the review was to evaluate the Authority’s capacity to administer its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds and identify related potential internal control weaknesses that could impact its ability to properly administer the funds. We did not find evidence indicating that the Authority lacked the basic...
Octubre 09, 2009
Corrective Action Verification, Housing Authority of Maricopa County, Mixed-Finance Development Activities, Phoenix, Arizona
We performed a corrective action verification of HUD's actions in implementing recommendation 1F from our audit of the Housing Authority of Maricopa County's Mixed Finance Development Activities (Rose Terrace and Maricopa Revitalization), Audit Report 2005-LA-1002, issued March 14, 2005. The purpose of the corrective action verification was to determine whether HUD officials appropriately closed audit recommendation 1F in...
Junio 16, 2009