We completed a risk assessment of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) grant closeout process as required by the Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act of 2016, Public Law 114-117. Our objective was to determine whether an audit or review of HUD’s grant closeout process was warranted. We found that a moderate risk was associated with HUD’s grant closeout process and recommend that a full audit be...
Septiembre 27, 2018
We audited general and application controls over selected Federal Housing Administration (FHA) information systems and the credit reform estimation and reestimation process as part of the internal control assessments required for the fiscal year 2017 financial statement audit under the Chief Financial Officer’s Act of 1990. Our objective was to review the controls for compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (...
Febrero 12, 2018
HUD has a contract with Leidos Innovations Corporation for E-Discovery services using the E-Discovery Management System. The process for collecting electronically stored information (ESI) and delivering it to customers has two major subprocesses: (1) an initial ESI collection and (2) a keyword search to refine the initial collection results. OGC’s and Leidos’ collection of ESI does not meet customer demand because processing ESI...
Diciembre 05, 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
Final Civil Action Borrower Settled Allegations of Making False Statements to HUD for a Home Purchase Under the Federal Housing Administration Mortgage Insurance Program
We received a referral from the Quality Assurance Division of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Philadelphia Homeownership Center concerning a borrower who allegedly made false statements to obtain Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance. The borrower provided false and conflicting employment and income information, which was used in originating and obtaining an FHA loan. Further, the...
Junio 28, 2017
In accordance with the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, as amended, we are required to annually audit the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD reissued its fiscal year 2016 and 2015 (Restated) consolidated financial statements due to pervasive material errors that were identified by us. Our objective was to express an opinion on the fairness of HUD’s consolidated...
Febrero 28, 2017
Review of Information Systems Controls Over FHA’s Single Family Premiums Collection Subsystem – Periodic and the Single Family Acquired Asset Management System
We reviewed the general and application controls over the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Single Family Premiums Collection Subsystem – Periodic (SFPCS-P) and Single Family Acquired Asset Management System (SAMS) as part of the internal control assessments required for the fiscal year 2016 financial statement audit under the Chief Financial Officer’s Act of 1990. Our objective was to review the general and application controls...
Febrero 08, 2017
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program and found that 33 borrowers had more than 1 loan under the program. Having multiple loans violated program requirements because HUD requires borrowers to reside in the mortgaged residence as their principal residence and borrowers may not have more than one principal residence at a time. We referred...
Enero 05, 2017
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
Final Civil Action: City First Mortgage Services, LLC, and Van Wagoner Investment Company Settled Allegations of Making False Certifications
Based on a request from the Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Office in Salt Lake City, UT, we provided information about single-family lenders with high default rates. We then reviewed the available case binders for 38 loans for which the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) had paid claims that were underwritten by City First Mortgage Services, LLC. We completed the review and referred alleged violations to the U.S. Department of Housing and...
Septiembre 12, 2016