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2022-LA-0001-001-D
Status
Abierta
Date Issued
Enero 07, 2022
Develop and implement written policies and procedures regarding the designation of legal representation for applicants.
OIG Component Office
Audit
Program Office
Housing
Questioned Costs
$0.00
Better Funds Use
$0.00
Prioridad
No
Sensitive
No

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Funds Put to Better Use
Funds Put to Better Use

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Questioned Costs
Questioned Costs

Recommendations with questioned costs identify costs: (A] resulting from an alleged violation of a law, regulation, contract, grant, or other document or agreement governing the use of Federal funds; (B] that are not supported by adequate documentation (also known as an unsupported cost]; or (C] that appear unnecessary or unreasonable.

Sensitive
Sensitive

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Priority
Priority

We believe these open recommendations, if implemented, will have the greatest impact on helping HUD achieve its mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

Housing

  • Closed on Junio 27, 2023

    Summary

    Develop and implement written policies and procedures and controls for the FHA refund process to address the deficiencies identified in the audit report. These should include (1) controls to ensure that the website for the public listing of all unpaid refunds is complete, (2) controls to ensure that refund applications are sent only to the homeowners who requested them, (3) controls to ensure that refund applications are sent to all homeowners on the loan after loan termination, and (4) a formal monitoring framework for tracking the status of refunds.

  • Summary

    Develop and implement written policies and procedures (1) for locating homeowners who have unpaid refunds (for both existing and new refunds), (2) to establish a standard timeframe for mailing refund applications to homeowners after they are requested, and (3) to establish requirements for verifying the termination date based on supporting documents provided by homeowners.

  • Summary

    Research, develop, and implement policies and procedures to reduce the number of refunds that have remained unclaimed for an extended period, including consideration of a statute of limitations.

  • Summary

    Obtain the required approvals under the Paperwork Reduction Act for the insert document mailed with the refund application and the Tracer Found Case form.