The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Did Not Always Ensure That Its Grantees Complied With Applicable State and Federal Laws and Requirements
We audited the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ (State) Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program because the State was the largest recipient of CDBG funds in New England. HUD awarded the State more than $88 million in CDBG funding for program years 2015, 2016, and 2017. In addition, we had not audited any of the State’s community planning and development programs in the last 10 years.
August 05, 2019
The Pell City Housing Authority, Pell City, AL, Did Not Always Administer Its and the Ragland Housing Authority, Ragland, AL’s Funds in Accordance With HUD Requirements
We audited the Pell City and Ragland Housing Authorities’ financial operations. We began our review of Pell City and Ragland because it aligns with a goal in our annual audit plan to improve the U.S.
July 23, 2018
We audited RMS & Associates’ Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan origination because it was one of the top lenders that originated FHA-insured loans with downpayment assistance from the City of Las Vegas. A previous U.S.
September 28, 2017
SecurityNational Mortgage Company, Las Vegas, NV, Improperly Originated FHA Loans for Properties With Restrictive Covenants
We audited SecurityNational Mortgage Company’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan origination because it was among the top lenders that originated FHA-insured loans with downpayment assistance from the City of Las Vegas. A previous U.S.
September 22, 2017
Venta Financial Group, Inc., Las Vegas, NV, Improperly Originated FHA-Insured Loans With Restrictive Covenants
We audited Venta Financial Group’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan origination because it was one of the top lenders that originated FHA-insured loans with downpayment assistance from the City of Las Vegas. A previous U.S.
September 20, 2017
Final Civil Action: First American Mortgage Trust Settled Allegations of Failing To Comply With HUD’s Federal Housing Administration Loan Requirements
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG), assisted the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts in the civil investigation of First American Mortgage Trust. First American has its principal place of business in Brighton, MA, and does business as NXTLoan.Com Corp., a Delaware corporation. First American is the parent company of NXTL.
September 18, 2017
The City of Las Vegas, NV, Did Not Administer Its Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 Homebuyer Assistance Program in Accordance with HUD Requirements
We audited the City of Las Vegas’, Homebuyer Assistance Program under the U.S.
September 13, 2017
The City of Birmingham, AL, Did Not Ensure That Adequate Policies and Procedures Were Implemented for Its Internal Audits and Procurement Process
We audited the City of Birmingham, AL’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grant. We selected the City for review based on concerns by the U.S.
July 21, 2017
Clark County, NV, Did Not Always Use Community Development Block Grant Funds in Accordance With HUD Requirements
We audited Clark County, NV’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. We selected Clark County for review due to its large grant size and the U.S.
April 13, 2017
The Boston Housing Authority, Boston, MA, Housed Eligible Tenants and Correctly Calculated Voucher Subsidies
We audited the Housing Choice Voucher program at the Boston Housing Authority because of the size of the program, the time that had elapsed since our last audit, and the inherent program risk. The Authority operates the second largest Housing Choice Voucher program in New England. In addition, our office had not audited any Authority program since 2010. The Housing Choice Voucher program is inherently risky as Congress designed it
April 05, 2017