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The pandemic caused by the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) has dramatically impacted Americans and our economy. Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress has provided over $12 billion to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist homeowners, renters, landlords, and impacted communities. HUD Office of Inspector General (OIG) has developed a framework of five key oversight areas to guide our work. We will align our audits, evaluations, investigative initiatives, and other innovative reviews with these areas to ensure that timely and effective relief is provided to the intended recipients, and that relief efforts are not undermined by fraud, abuse, or waste.

 

Reports and Related Products

  • Rental Assistance
    Rental Assistance

    The CARES Act provides $2.25 billion in supplemental rental assistance for tenants who suffer reduced income during this crisis and for landlords who need financial assistance to ensure ongoing availability of affordable rental housing.

  • Mortgage Loan Forbearance
    Mortgage Loan Forbearance

    Homeowners may receive up to 360 days’ forbearance on their FHA-insured mortgage payments for COVID-19-related hardships.

  • Assistance for Vulnerable Populations
    Assistance for Vulnerable Populations

    Congress has provided additional funds for HUD to assist individuals who may be at higher risk of health-related impacts from COVID-19.

  • Assistance for Communities’ Response
    Assistance for Communities’ Response

    The CARES Act provides up to $5 billion through the CDBG program for communities to address local needs in preparing for and responding to COVID-19.

  • HUD’s Mission Performance
    HUD’s Mission Performance

    Congress has provided HUD an additional $50 million for operational funding to ensure that HUD continues to perform all essential mission functions while addressing the additional pandemic-related program obligations and operational limitations.


STRATEGIC OVERVIEW MATERIAL

COVID-19 Framework
Top Challenges Facing HUD: COVID-19 Emergency Relief and  Response Efforts