Bank2, Oklahoma City, OK, Originated Loans Reviewed in Accordance with Section 184 Loan Guarantees for Indian Housing Program Processing Guidelines
We audited Bank2’s origination of Section 184 Loan Guarantees for Indian Housing program loans. We selected Bank2’s Section 184 program because (1) an internal audit report and corrective action verification determined that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) lacked proper oversight of the program and lenders did not underwrite loans in accordance with HUD requirements 2) Bank2 is one of the largest Section 184...
Julio 11, 2019
Final Civil Action: BSR Trust, LLC, Settled Allegations of Making False Claims Related to Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments
On April 17, 2018, the Office of Program Enforcement issued a letter stating that it had reached a resolution under a Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 case regarding Summit Bradford Apartments located in Tulsa, OK, following its review. The Government alleged that the owner submitted 40 false claims under the Act. The Office of Program Enforcement included with its letter the March 28, 2018, settlement agreement with BSR...
Mayo 21, 2018
The Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, Did Not Always Correctly Compute Housing Assistance Payments
We audited the Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa’s administration of its Section 8 program. We selected the Authority based on reports generated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Enterprise Income Verification system (EIV). The Authority had indicators of noncompliance with program requirements. Specifically, EIV reported an annualized income discrepancy of more than $1.6 million for 328 tenants in...
Mayo 17, 2017
The State of Oklahoma Did Not Obligate and Spend Its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds in Accordance With Requirements
We audited the State of Oklahoma because it received $93.7 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) allocations for presidentially declared disasters that occurred in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The substantial amount of CDBG-DR funding required a review of the State’s program. Our objective was to determine whether the State obligated and spent its grant in accordance with requirements. The State did not...
Septiembre 30, 2016
The City of Olathe, KS, Did Not Always Comply With the Requirements of HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Community Development Block Grant Program, and HOME Investment Partnerships Program
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General, and Johnson County Audit Services, Johnson County, KS, audited the City of Olathe, KS, based on a hotline complaint. Our audit objectives were to determine whether (1) the complainant’s allegations were substantiated, (2) the City listed the proper affordability period for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) homes it sold, and (3) the...
Septiembre 28, 2016
We audited the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s use of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds in accordance with the Office of Inspector General’s goal to ensure the integrity and soundness of HUD’s Public and Indian Housing programs and to follow up on weaknesses identified in other reviews. The audit objective was to determine whether the Nation complied with HUD requirements when it housed families and procured...
Julio 08, 2016
The City of Moore, OK, Generally Had the Capacity To Expend Its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds
We reviewed the City of Moore, OK, because it received $52.2 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding in response to the tornado that struck Moore on May 20, 2013. Further, the City only recently became a CDBG entitlement grantee, and there was a substantial increase between its regular CDBG funding and its CDBG-DR funding. Also, our annual audit plan placed a priority on reviewing entities...
Agosto 07, 2015
Breakthrough Living Program Did Not Administer Its Program in Accordance With HUD Rules and Regulations
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General, audited Breakthrough Living Program based on an audit referral memorandum received from the Director of HUD’s Southwest Region, Office of Multifamily Housing Programs. The referral cited several concerns, including the property’s unilateral withdrawal of funds from the reserve for replacement account. Our audit objective was to determine whether...
Marzo 04, 2015
Improvements Are Needed Over Environmental Reviews of Public Housing and Recovery Act Funds in the Kansas City Office
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Kansas City, KS, Office of Public Housing as part of a nationwide audit of HUD’s oversight of environmental reviews. We selected the Kansas City Office based on our risk assessment. Our audit objectives were to determine whether the Kansas City Office ensured that (1) the responsible entities or the Kansas City Office performed the required reviews and (2) HUD did...
Mayo 12, 2014
Summit Bradford Apartments, Tulsa, OK, Did Not Comply With the Requirements of Its Housing Assistance Payments Contract
We audited the Section 8 program administered by Summit Bradford Apartments in Tulsa, OK. We selected Bradford because we were informed that its management agent may have received Section 8 subsidies for vacant units. Our objective was to determine whether Summit Bradford Apartments, LP, the owner, and Summit Housing Partners, LLC, the management agent, administered Bradford’s Section 8 program in compliance with its housing...
Abril 09, 2014