BLM Companies LLC, Hurricane, UT, Did Not Provide Property Preservation and Protection Services in Accordance With Its Contract With HUD and Its Own Requirements
We audited BLM Companies LLC, a contracted field service manager in HUD’s real estate-owned Management and Marketing III program, as part of the activities included in our 2017 annual audit plan and because it was the sole contractor performing property preservation and protection services for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-acquired properties located in Ohio. Our audit objective was to determine whether BLM...
Septiembre 30, 2017
The Washington County, OR, Department of Housing Services’ Clover Court Project Was Eligible For Continuum of Care Funding
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General reviewed the allegations contained in a hotline complaint against the Washington County Department of Housing Services, Hillsboro, OR, to determine whether its application and related submissions to secure HUD grant OR0216L0E061500 were false or misleading or would otherwise cause the Clover Court project to be ineligible for Continuum of Care...
Septiembre 21, 2017
BLM Companies LLC Failed To Ensure That It Protected and Preserved HUD Properties Under Its Field Service Manager Contract for Area 1D
We conducted an audit of BLM Companies LLC’s controls and performance under its Management and Marketing III program field service manager contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for area 1D. Area 1D included HUD real estate-owned and custodial properties in New Mexico, North Texas, Utah, and Colorado. During the audit period, BLM held 7 of 18 HUD field service manager contracts throughout the Nation...
Agosto 29, 2017
Village North Apartments, Salt Lake City, UT Generally Verified Each Tenant’s Income, Social Security Number, and Citizenship Status in Accordance with HUD’s Rules and Regulations
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited Village North Apartments in Salt Lake City, Utah based on concerns that surfaced during another assignment when it appeared as though Village North might have moved tenants in and out of units and collected housing assistance payments for them without changing the social security numbers or birthdates for the new tenants. The objective of...
Febrero 27, 2017
University Village Took Distributions Without Being in a Surplus-Cash Position or Having Prior HUD Approval
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the University Village, LLC in Orem Utah based on previous violations identified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that found ineligible withdrawals and substandard physical conditions at the property. The objective of our audit was to determine whether University Village complied with its HUD multifamily Federal...
Septiembre 28, 2016
The Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake Did Not Always Procure Goods and Services in Accordance With Applicable Requirements
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake Public Housing Capital Fund grants for fiscal years 2011-2014. We initiated this audit due to the amount of funding the Authority received during our review period. The Authority is the highest funded public housing agency in the State of Utah. The objective of our audit was to determine...
Agosto 17, 2016
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
Allegations Against the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority Were Unsubstantiated or Did Not Violate HUD Requirements
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority. We selected the Authority because we received a hotline complaint expressing several concerns about the Authority’s procurement, asset disposal, payroll withholdings, maintenance charge rates, and tenant commissioner housing issues. Our objective was to determine whether the allegations in hotline...
Julio 28, 2014
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited Home Forward’s Moving to Work Housing Choice Voucher program. We selected Home Forward, formerly known as the Housing Authority of Portland, because it disbursed the highest average Section 8 funds in Oregon from 2010 to 2012 and third highest in the Region, including Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. We focused on its tenant-based...
Agosto 08, 2013
Utah Housing Corporation Did Not Always Properly Determine Borrower Eligibility for FHA’s Preforeclosure Sale Program
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the Utah Housing Corporation to determine whether the Corporation properly determined that borrowers were eligible to participate in FHA’s Preforeclosure Sale Program. We selected the Corporation because it had more preforeclosure sales than regular foreclosures, placing it at the top of our risk assessment for Region VIII. The Corporation...
Mayo 15, 2013