We audited selected general and application controls over the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Home Equity Reverse Mortgage Information Technology (HERMIT) system as part of the internal control assessments required for the fiscal year 2019 financial statement audit under the Chief Financial Officer’s Act of 1990. Our objective was to review the selected controls over HERMIT for compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and...
Marzo 02, 2021
Opportunities Existed to Improve HUD’s Responses to Inquiries From Borrowers, Industry Partners, and the General Public Regarding Forbearance and Foreclosure Relief Provided by the CARES Act
As part of the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) effort to provide oversight of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) relief efforts provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), we reviewed HUD’s responses to inquiries regarding forbearance and foreclosure relief. The objective of our review was to evaluate the accuracy of HUD’s responses to inquiries from borrowers, industry...
Septiembre 22, 2020
HUD Did Not Have Adequate Oversight To Ensure That Its Payments to Subsidized Property Owners Were Accurate and Supported When It Suspended Contract Administrator Reviews
In 2016, we began a series of audits in accordance with our goal to review the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) multifamily housing programs. We issued five reports detailing violations found at Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) properties in HUD’s Southwest Region. This assignment is a rollup of those five reports. In addition, we reviewed HUD’s controls to ensure that its housing assistance payment...
Febrero 26, 2020
This report presents the results of our audit of FHA’s principal financial statements and notes for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2019 and 2018, including our report on FHA’s internal control and test of compliance with selected provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements. In our opinion, FHA’s fiscal years 2019 and 2018 financial statements were presented fairly, in all material respects, in accordance...
Noviembre 14, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured loans from fiscal year 2018. Our audit objective was to determine whether FHA provided insurance on loans that were made to ineligible, delinquent Federal tax debtors. We found that FHA insured at least 56,376 loans worth $13 billion, which were not eligible for insurance because they were made...
Septiembre 30, 2019
HUD Completed the Agreed-Upon Corrective Actions for One of the Two Recommendations Reviewed From Prior OIG Audit Report 2015-LA-0001 on FHA-HAMP Partial Claims
We completed a corrective action verification (CAV) of recommendations 1A and 1C from prior OIG audit report 2015-LA-0001 (issued April 20, 2015). The CAV was initiated based on preliminary analysis, which identified potential ineligible partial claims. The prior audit determined that the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) claim payment system failed to identify two types of ineligible partial claims. As part of its response to...
Julio 15, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) based on the results of another audit, which found that the lender improperly filed for partial claims before completing the loan modifications and reinstating the loans. Our audit objective was to determine whether FHA improperly paid partial claims that did not reinstate the delinquent loans. We...
Abril 11, 2019
We audited selected general and application controls over the Federal Housing Administration’s Computerized Homes Underwriting Management System as part of the internal control assessments required for the fiscal year 2018 financial statement audit under the Chief Financial Officer’s Act of 1990. Our objective was to review the effectiveness of controls for compliance with HUD information technology policies and Federal information...
Marzo 18, 2019
Audit of the Federal Housing Administration’s Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2017 (Restated)
The Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-576), as amended, requires the Office of Inspector General to audit the financial statements of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) annually. We audited the accompanying financial statements and notes of FHA as of and for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2018 and 2017 (restated), which are comprised of the balance sheets, related statements of net cost and changes...
Noviembre 14, 2018
HUD Failed To Enforce the Terms of a Settlement Agreement With Fifth Third Bank Because It Did Not Record Indemnified Loans in Its Tracking System
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) worked with HUD’s Office of Lender Activities and Program Compliance, Office of Single Family Housing, to resolve outstanding matters related to two September 2015 agreements with Fifth Third Bank (FTB) and its principal subsidiary, Fifth Third Bancorp, an Ohio-based bank holding company. HUD failed to properly record required indemnifications...
Septiembre 28, 2018