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Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

HUD and its CDBG-DR grantees have experienced challenges related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG), has completed a survey of the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grantees. Our objective was to determine the challenges that HUD and its CDBG-DR grantees are experiencing related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to help inform the Office of Community Planning and Development and Congress on the issues faced in responding to the pandemic. HUD’s CDBG-DR grantees across the country reported facing similar...
Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

Key Considerations From Prior Audits of the Single Family Default Monitoring System and the Partial Claim Loss Mitigation Option

We prepared this memorandum to provide the Office of Housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with key considerations from prior audits of the HUD Single Family Default Monitoring System (SFDMS) and the partial claim loss mitigation option. These audits identified HUD’s lack of effective controls to ensure that lenders reported default information accurately and in a timely manner, lenders promptly filed and reported partial claims, and partial claims fully reinstated delinquent loans. Prior audits also identified that the current design of partial claims results...
Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

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.
Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

Fraud Risks Related to CDBG and ESG CARES Act Funds

HUD OIG is reviewing HUD’s fraud risks identified for funds received from the Coronavirus Aid Recovery and Economic Stability Act for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.  Our objective will be to gain an understanding of HUD’s fraud risk management practices and the fraud risks HUD has identified for the CDBG and ESG funds appropriated under the CARES Act and develop an inventory of fraud risks not already identified by HUD.
Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

Interim Audit Memorandum – The HUD Single Family Insurance Operations Division Should Take Additional Action To Inform Homeowners of Changes to Its FHA Refund Process Resulting From the COVID-19 Pandemic

We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) response to COVID-19 to determine if it appropriately, effectively, and efficiently tracked, monitored, and issued Federal Housing Administration (FHA) refunds owed to homeowners with terminated loans. During our field work, the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic began and as a result, we developed a second, more urgent audit objective to determine how COVID-19 has affected policies, procedures, and distribution of FHA refunds and whether HUD’s response was appropriate. We determined that COVID-19 generally did not...
Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

Drawdown Levels for the Initial Round of CARES Act Emergency Solutions Grants Were Minimal

We conducted this limited review to identify the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) drawdown levels for the initial round of Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding. In addition, we researched information published by grantees on how they have used and will use their funds. Our objective was to highlight the grantees’ (1) drawdown levels for the initial round of ESG CARES Act funding and (2) published information on how the funds have and will be used. Our review determined that as of July 1, 2020, the ESG...
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

Opportunities Exist To Improve HUD’s Communication to Renters About Eviction Protections

As part of the Office of Inspector General’s effort to provide oversight of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) relief efforts provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), we reviewed HUD’s communication to renters regarding the eviction moratorium found in Section 4024. The objective of our review was to highlight the progress HUD has made and identify areas for improvement. We found that HUD provided critical information to many of these renters through its website and published guidance. However, we identified several aspects of...
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.
Department of Housing and Urban Development OIG

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.