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Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

CDBG CARES Act Grantee Challenges

HUD OIG is reviewing HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development’s (CPD) HUD’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG-CV) program.  The CARES Act provided $4.9 billion in CCDBG-CV funds to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.  Our objective is to determine what challenges grantees faced in obligating and spending their allocated CDBG-CV funds for activities that prepare for, prevent, or respond to COVID-19 and its impact.

Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development’s (CPD) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG-CV) program

HUD OIG is reviewing HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development’s (CPD) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG-CV) program.  The CARES Act provided $4 billion in ESG-CV funds to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance.  Our objective is to determine what challenges grantees of ESG-CV funds have faced in implementing the program and utilizing grant funds.
 

Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

Temporary Endorsement Policy Related to COVID-19 Forbearance Activity

HUD OIG is auditing HUD’s administration of its temporary endorsement policy related to COVID-19 forbearance activity.  The temporary policy allowed mortgagees to endorse mortgages that were placed into forbearance prior to endorsement as long as they met certain requirements and executed a 2-year partial indemnification agreement.  Our objectives are to determine whether the policy was properly followed by mortgagees, review HUD’s plan to monitor and enforce the indemnification agreements, and review HUD’s decision to end the policy.

Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

HUD Communication to Homeowners Regarding COVID-19 Policies

HUD OIG is auditing HUD’s proactive communication to homeowners with FHA-insured single family mortgages.  The CARES Act and various HUD guidance contain key information that is relevant for homeowners such as details about mortgage loan forbearance protections.  Our objective is to assess HUD’s communication to homeowners through its website, joint website, and other proactive methods about protections, repayment options, loss mitigation options, and responsibilities related to COVID-19.

Department of the Treasury OIG

Desk Review of the State of Alaska

The objective of this desk review is to evaluate the State of Alaska documentation supporting the uses of its Coronavirus Relief Fund proceeds as reported in GrantSolutions, and to assess risk of unallowable use of funds. The scope of our review will include obligation and expenditure data for the period March 1 through December 31, 2020, as reported in cycles 1 through 3 in the GrantSolutions portal.

Department of the Treasury OIG

Desk Review of Newtok Village Council

The objective of this desk review is to evaluate Newtok Village Council’s documentation supporting the uses of its Coronavirus Relief Fund proceeds as reported in GrantSolutions, and to assess risk of unallowable use of funds. The scope of our review will include obligation and expenditure data for the period March 1 through September 30, 2020, as reported in cycles 1 and 2 in the GrantSolutions portal.

Department of the Treasury OIG

Desk Review of South Dakota

The objective of this desk review is to evaluate the State of South Dakota’s documentation supporting the uses of its Coronavirus Relief Fund proceeds as reported in GrantSolutions, and to assess risk of unallowable use of funds. The scope of our review will include obligation and expenditure data for the period March 1 through September 30, 2020, as reported in cycles 1 and 2 in the GrantSolutions portal.

Department of the Treasury OIG

Desk Review of the United States Virgin Islands

The objective of this desk review is to evaluate the US Virgin Islands  documentation supporting the uses of its Coronavirus Relief Fund proceeds as reported in GrantSolutions, and to assess risk of unallowable use of funds. The scope of our review will include obligation and expenditure data for the period March 1 through September 30, 2020, as reported in cycles 1 and 2 in the GrantSolutions portal.

Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

Public and Indian Housing Supplemental Operating Funds

HUD OIG is conducting a limited review of HUD's administration of supplemental operating funds under the CARES Act. The CARES Act authorized an additional $685 million in public housing operating funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.  The review objective is to assess Public Housing Agencies' (PHA) experiences and challenges and HUD's efforts in providing guidance related to the administration of supplemental operating funds under the CARES Act.

Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

Status of Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) CARES Act Funds

HUD OIG is conducting a limited review of the emergency Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) and Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) funds authorized under the CARES Act.  HUD awarded $200 million in IHBG CARES Act funding and $100 million in ICDBG CARES Act funding.  The audit objective is to determine the status of emergency IHBG and ICDBG CARES Act funds and any areas of potential concern.