Owners of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-assisted or -insured properties should similarly have a system of quality control over project operations, especially if they are absentee owners that leave daily operations to a management agent. Owners must be aware of the risks they face from the errors and frauds that may be committed by their agents. This bulletin emphasizes owners’ responsibilities for ensuring that project funds are spent properly and distributions do not violate HUD rules.

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