HUD CPD Did Not Enforce the Disaster Appropriations Act, 2013, 24-Month Grantee Expenditure Requirement
We initiated our audit in accordance with our strategic goal to provide the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with services and products to address vulnerabilities, to provide opportunities for improvements, and to recognize positive outcomes. The audit objective was to determine whether the HUD Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) monitored and ensured that its Disaster Relief Appropriations Act,...
Mayo 17, 2019
HUD’s Office of Residential Care Facilities Did Not Always Have and Use Financial Information to Adequately Assess and Monitor Nursing Homes
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) monitoring of the financial performance of Section 232 nursing homes based on the size of their program, the inherent risks in the program, the length of time since our last audit, and the inclusion of this review in the annual audit plan. Our audit objective was to determine whether HUD had sufficient financial information and used this information to adequately...
Septiembre 17, 2018
Final Audit Report - HUD’s Office of Block Grant Assistance Had Not Codified the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program
As part of our annual risk and internal planning process, we audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Block Grant Assistance’s (OBGA) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery program. Our analysis noted that Congress had historically provided disaster funding through supplemental appropriations, yet OBGA had not created a formal codified program. Instead, it had issued multiple...
Julio 23, 2018
Interim Report - Potential Antideficiency Act and Generally Accepted Accounting Principle Violations Occurred With Disaster Relief Appropriation Act, 2013, Funds
While performing audit work to determine whether the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development (HUD CPD) monitored and ensured that grantees complied with the 24-month statutory expenditure requirement contained in the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, we noted issues with (1) the recording of grants in the Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS) and (2) the grantees’...
Mayo 15, 2018
Management Alert: HUD Did Not Provide Acceptable Oversight of the Physical Condition of Residential Care Facilities
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed concerns from a complaint within HUD regarding the physical condition of HUD-insured residential care facilities (RCF). This review is part of an ongoing effort of the Office of Inspector General (OIG). At least 10 RCFs had received a score below 31 out of a possible 100 on their most recent Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC)...
Enero 04, 2018
HUD Did Not Provide Sufficient Guidance and Oversight To Ensure That State Disaster Grantees Followed Proficient Procurement Processes
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of disaster grantee procurement processes. We conducted the audit after prior audits identified procurement issues. Our objective was to determine whether HUD provided sufficient guidance and oversight to ensure that disaster grantees followed proficient procurement processes when purchasing products and services. HUD did not provide sufficient guidance...
Septiembre 22, 2017
Very low REAC scores are not prevalent across ORCF’s portfolio. The majority of RCFs that received a REAC score scored at least 80 on their last inspection, and more than three quarters scored at least 60. Despite the small percentage of RCFs that scored below 31, we noticed an overall decline in REAC inspection scores across ORCF’s portfolio from 2000 to 2016. REAC has adopted an inspection process that applies uniformly to all...
Septiembre 15, 2017
CPD Did Not Follow the Departmental Clearance Process When It Issued the July 25, 2013, Guidance for Duplication of Benefits Requirements
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development’s (CPD) process for making changes to its programs, policies, and operations. We initiated the audit because of concerns we had with HUD’s disaster recovery delivery sequence and duplication of benefits policies during a previous external audit (Audit Report 2016-DE-1003). Our objective was...
Junio 02, 2017
This report is for informational purposes only and does not represent an OIG perspective or position. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act was designed to bring an orderly and systematic means of Federal disaster assistance for State and local governments to carry out their responsibilities to aid citizens. Although, State and local governments may carry out their responsibilities in an orderly and...
Abril 10, 2017
The Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) manages $15.2 billion in disaster recovery funding appropriated by Congress in the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Sandy Supplemental). CPD distributed the funds to 34 grantees as Community Development Block Grants-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR). CPD uses a risk analysis process to rank grantees that pose the greatest risk to the integrity of its programs. According to CPD...
Marzo 29, 2017
HUD Did Not Always Provide Accurate and Supported Certifications of State Disaster Grantee Procurement Processes
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) controls over its certifications of State disaster recovery grantee procurement processes. We initiated the audit after prior audits identified issues with the procurement certification completed for the State of New Jersey. Our objective was to determine whether HUD certifications of State disaster grantee procurement processes were accurate and supported. HUD...
Septiembre 29, 2016
The Office of Hospital Facilities (OHF) provides mortgage insurance for acute care hospitals. The insurance it provides reduces risk to lenders and lowers borrowing costs for hospitals. As of May 2016, the unpaid principal balance for its 105 insured mortgages was approximately $7 billion. OHF collects and generates many records to support its mission. These records include application materials, internal reports, and correspondence...
Septiembre 29, 2016
As part of a Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) cross-cutting initiative involving eight Offices of Inspector General (OIG), we reviewed the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, and eight agencies that received $46.5 billion for expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy and other disasters. Our review objective was to compile and report on the eight Federal agencies’ total funding...
Septiembre 12, 2016
We are conducting an audit survey of Saltillo Assisted Living (project) based on a referral from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Departmental Enforcement Center and the activities included in our 2015 annual audit plan. Our survey objective is to determine whether the owners and management agents of Saltillo Assisted Living complied with the executed regulatory agreement and HUD’s requirements. Our...
Diciembre 15, 2015
HUD Generally Established Controls Over the Section 242 Program but Used an Outdated Handbook, and Its Guidance Had Not Been Cleared Through HUD’s Directives System
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General reviewed HUD’s Section 242 Mortgage Insurance for Hospitals program to determine whether HUD established controls to approve and administer projects under the Section 242 program and whether HUD used an updated handbook to administer its Section 242 program and used and provided to program participants written guidance that had been approved through...
Abril 10, 2012
The Office of Healthcare Programs Could Increase Its Controls To More Effectively Monitor the Section 232 Program
We audited the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 232 program as part of the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) goal of contributing to the improvement of HUD’s execution and accountability of fiscal responsibilities. Our objective was to determine whether HUD had implemented adequate controls to properly monitor Section 232-insured mortgages. We found that HUD’s Office of Healthcare Programs had taken...
Abril 26, 2011
The State of Mississippi, Jackson, Generally Ensured That Disbursements to Program Participants Were Eligible and Supported
We conducted a review of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Supplemental Disaster Recovery program funds, administered by the State of Mississippi (State), a $5.5 billion CDBG Supplemental Disaster Recovery program grantee. Our objective was to determine whether the State ensured that disbursements made under the Homeowner Assistance Elevation Grant Program (Program)...
Abril 18, 2011
HUD’s Oversight of the Hurricane Ike Disaster Housing Assistance Program in Texas Needed Improvement
We audited the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP)-Ike as part of our ongoing commitment to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to implement oversight of Disaster Recovery funds to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse. HUD used local public housing agencies (housing agencies) to administer DHAP-Ike rental assistance and provide case management services to families affected by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. Our...
Septiembre 30, 2010
The Mississippi Development Agency, Jackson, MS, Generally Ensured That Contracts Were Procured in Accordance With Its Disaster Recovery Program Policies and Procedures
We conducted a review of the State of Mississippi (State), a $5.5 billion Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster recovery grantee. We initiated the audit as part of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Gulf Coast Region’s audit plan and examination of relief efforts provided by the Federal Government in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Our objective was to determine whether the State ensured that contracts...
Junio 22, 2010
Mississippi Development Authority, Jackson, Mississippi, Did Not Always Ensure Compliance under its Public Housing Program
We conducted a review of the State of Mississippi (State), a $5.5 billion Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster recovery grantee. We initiated the review as part of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Gulf Coast Region’s audit plan and examination of relief efforts provided by the federal government in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Our objectives were to determine whether the State ensured that (1)...
Junio 22, 2010