ABOUT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
When the Inspector General Act of 1978 was enacted, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) became one of the original 12 Federal OIGs. There are now 73 OIGs providing oversight to government departments and agencies. OIGs are authorized to audit, evaluate, investigate, and otherwise review the programs and operations of the agencies they oversee.
Inspectors general (IG) have a unique reporting responsibility, reporting to both the agency head and to Congress. In the case of HUD OIG, the IG reports to the HUD Secretary and to Congress. Although OIG is an organization located within HUD, the IG executes her duties independently and has budget and staffing authority that is separate from the Department.
HUD OIG’s mission is to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of HUD programs through the use of traditional and innovative approaches. HUD OIG protects the integrity of HUD’s programs and operations by identifying opportunities for HUD programs to progress and succeed.