Inspection of Indoor Air Quality in Unrenovated Space at GSA Headquarters Building
The Office of Inspector General, Office of Inspections, is conducting an inspection of indoor air quality in the unrenovated space at the GSA Headquarters Building. Our objectives are to assess the potential impact of building occupancy in Wings 0 and 3 of the Headquarters Building on indoor air quality, ventilation, filtration, and circulation test results, and; to identify any actions GSA has taken, is taking, or plans to take, in implementing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other guidance for a safe work environment to mitigate risks in these unrenovated areas.
Disaster Preparedness of Federal Agencies
HUD OIG will summarize the conclusions/findings and recommendations reported by seven participating OIGs and the General Accountability Office related to natural disaster preparedness. Our objective is to inform Federal agencies and the OIG community of the reported conclusions/findings and recommendations regarding preparing for and responding to natural disasters.
Impact of COVID-19 on Nursing Homes
HUD OIG is conducting a review of HUD's Office of Residential Care Facilities. Media reports have shown that the COVID-19 virus impacted nursing homes nationwide. Our audit objective is to determine the biggest challenges that nursing home owners face related to COVID-19 and whether they are prepared to meet their future financial obligations.
HUD's Oversight of REAC Inspections
HUD OIG is auditing HUD's Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspection process. REAC's inspection process helps to ensure decent, safe and sanitary affordable public housing . The audit objectives are to (1) determine whether HUD's Real Estate Assessment Center ensured that, before it postponed physical inspections due to COVID-19, public housing properties were inspected within required timeframes, (2) evaluate the Center’s plan to restart inspections of public housing properties that were postponed due to COVID-19, and (3) determine whether the Center was evaluating the physical conditions of public housing properties approved under the NSPIRE demonstration program to ensure that residents were living in decent, safe, and sanitary housing.
Public and Indian Housing and Multifamily Vacancies During a Disaster Declaration
HUD OIG is researching Public and Indian Housing and Multifamily use of vacant units during previously Presidentially Declared Disasters and the COVID-19 declared Disaster, as well as PIH and Multifamily’s ability to place a waitlist preference for the homeless and how many homeless individuals had a 50058 or 50059 new move-in during the COVID pandemic. Since the introduction of the CARES act, there has been an emphasis to review how HUD has reacted to the COVID-19 disaster. HUD allocated $1 billion to keep America's homeless population safe. The purpose of this research is to issue memorandums for both PIH and Multifamily addressing the research topics.