Ms. Helen M. Albert was appointed as the acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in June 2017. The Department’s mission “is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality, affordable homes for all.” The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to promote the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of HUD programs to assist the Department in meeting its mission. As Acting Inspector General, Ms. Albert is the senior official responsible for audits, evaluations, investigations, and oversight efforts relating to HUD's programs and operations.
Ms. Albert served as the Deputy Inspector General since January 2012. In that capacity, she oversaw the operations of a nationwide organization of auditors, investigators, evaluators, counsel, and support staff. Prior to serving in this role, she was the Assistant Inspector General for Management and Policy. She was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2003 and has served at the HUD OIG since 2002. Previously, Ms. Albert was the Director of External Operations at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.
Prior to joining the Inspector General community in January 1997, Ms. Albert served for a decade in the U.S. Senate as the Chief Investigator and professional staff for two Senate committees focusing on counter-narcotics and fraud-related issues. With over thirty years of service in the federal government, Ms. Albert is dedicated to accountability, high ethical standards and integrity. Ms. Albert is a native of New York City and received her Bachelor of Arts with honors from the State University of New York at Binghamton.