HUD Inaccurately Allotted Funding for Tenant Protection Assistance and Improperly Approved a Proposed RAD Conversion
We reviewed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) funding allotment for tenant protection assistance at the Vineville Christian Towers (project) related to a housing conversion action and its approval of the project’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD) conversion. The review was initiated as a result of internal issues identified during an external audit of the project’s RAD conversion. The objective...
Febrero 18, 2020
Knox Pest Control Settled Allegations of Charging Unallowable Costs for Preservation of HUD-Owned Properties in the Federal Housing Administration Program
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) assisted the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Alabama in the civil investigation of Guardian Pest Services, Inc., doing business as Knox Pest Control and J.J.S.K. Solutions, Inc. Knox Pest Control has its principal place of business in Columbus, GA. A HUD home is a one-to-four unit residential property acquired by HUD as a...
Septiembre 29, 2016
The Georgia Housing and Finance Authority, Atlanta, GA, Did Not Adequately Implement the Federal Housing Administration’s Home Affordable Modification Program in Accordance With HUD’s Requirements
We audited the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority’s implementation of the Federal Housing Administration’s Home Affordable Modification Program (FHA-HAMP). We selected the Authority because (1) our data analysis showed that the Authority had the highest ratio of FHA-HAMP actions to delinquent loans within the jurisdiction of our regional office, (2) the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office located in...
Agosto 05, 2016
Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corporation and Home America Mortgage, Inc., Settled Civil Claims Related to Failing To Comply With Federal Housing Administration Underwriting Requirements
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG) assisted in an investigation into alleged violations of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regulations by Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corporation and Home America Mortgage, Inc. The investigation included a qui tam action filed under the False Claims Act in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The False...
Septiembre 09, 2015
We conducted a review of 20 Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans underwritten by Pine State Mortgage Corporation (Pine State), an FHA direct endorsement lender. This review was conducted as part of our “Operation Watchdog” initiative to review the underwriting of 15 direct endorsement lenders at the suggestion of the FHA Commissioner. The Commissioner expressed concern regarding the increasing claim rates against the FHA...
Septiembre 29, 2010
Mortgage Counseling Services, Inc., College Park, Georgia, Did Not Follow HUD Requirements in Originating and Closing Loans and Implementing Its Quality Control Program
HUD OIG performed an audit of Mortgage Counseling Services, Inc., a Federal Housing Administration approved non-supervised lender. The review was performed based on the lender’s high default rates. The purpose of the audit was to determine whether the lender followed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) requirements for (1) borrower eligibility and creditworthiness and property eligibility when underwriting...
Enero 12, 2010
Meridian Lending, Inc., Monroe, Georgia, Did Not Follow HUD Requirements in Originating Two Insured Loans
HUD OIG audited Meridian Lending, Inc., a Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-approved direct endorsement lender. The objectives were to determine whether it followed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) requirements for (1) borrower eligibility and creditworthiness and property eligibility when underwriting loans and (2) implementing a quality control program. Meridian did not follow HUD requirements in...
Julio 25, 2008