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Closed Date:
April 22, 2020

Implement adequate procedures and controls at HUD’s field offices to ensure that requirements of 24 CFR Part 35 are followed by public housing agencies, including monitoring the public housing agencies to ensure that required actions are appropriately completed and performed in a timely manner.

Publication Report

2018-CH-0002 | June 14, 2018

HUD Lacked Adequate Oversight of Lead-Based Paint Reporting and Remediation in Its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs

We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of lead-based paint reporting and remediation in its public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs.  The audit was part of the activities in our fiscal year 2017… more

Related Recommendations

Public and Indian Housing

  • Closed on April 22, 2020

    Obtain documentation from the remaining 55 potential cases (34 cases in the public housing program 21 cases in the Housing Choice Voucher program) reported by the public housing agencies that failed to provide supporting documentation to determine compliance with HUD’s requirements.

  • Closed on April 22, 2020

    Obtain documentation from the remaining 195 potential cases involving children with EIBLLs reported by the public housing agencies (35 reported cases in the public housing program 160 reported cases in the Housing Choice Voucher program) that we did not review during the audit to determine whether the public housing agencies and owners, as applicable, complied with HUD’s requirements or whether action is required under the requirements.

  • Closed on April 22, 2020

    Require the public housing agencies to support that the lead hazards were appropriately abated for the 11 cases (3 public housing program 8 Housing Choice Voucher program) that lacked adequate clearance reports or lacked documentation showing that the identified lead hazards had been corrected.

  • Closed on August 13, 2019

    Ensure that the owners for the two Housing Choice Voucher program units, in which the families were relocated and abatement was not performed, do not provide housing for families with children under 6 years of age until the lead hazards are abated.

  • Closed on April 22, 2020

    Obtain documentation of a lead-based paint inspection or exemption for the 222 public housing developments that failed to provide evidence of compliance with HUD’s lead-based paint inspection requirements.

  • Closed on April 28, 2022

    Work with the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes to update HUD’s regulations to expand the inspection and abatement requirements of 24 CFR Part 35 to housing completed after 1977 in cases in which a child with an elevated blood lead level is reported.