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Audit Reports & Memorandums

The following reports disclose conditions noted during the identified audit period. They do not necessarily reflect current conditions at the subject auditee. Any questions regarding the current status of corrective actions recommended in these reports should be directed to the report addressee.

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September 20, 2017
Memorandum Number: 2017-LA-1801

We audited Venta Financial Group’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan origination because it was one of the top lenders that originated FHA-insured loans with downpayment assistance from the City of Las Vegas.  A previous U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General (HUD OIG) audit (Evergreen...

September 18, 2017
Memorandum Number: 2017-CF-1805

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG), assisted the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts in the civil investigation of First American Mortgage Trust.  First American has its principal place of business in Brighton, MA, and does business as NXTLoan.Com Corp., a...

September 15, 2017
Memorandum Number: 2017-AT-1802

We audited the Office of the Commissioner for Municipal Affairs’ (OCMA) Puerto Rico State Community Development Block Grant program.  We selected OCMA for review based on concerns regarding the slow progress of the Municipality of San Sebastian’s fine arts center.  The objective of this audit was to determine whether OCMA effectively...

September 15, 2017
Report Number: 2017-AT-1012

We audited JPMorgan Chase’s (Chase) Federal Housing Administration Home Affordable Modification Program (FHA-HAMP) stand-alone partial claims.  We selected Chase for review based on our analysis of risk factors of loan servicers that filed FHA-HAMP stand-alone partial claims and in accordance with our annual audit plan.  Our audit...

September 15, 2017
Report Number: 2017-NY-1010

We audited the State of New York’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery-funded Non-Federal Share Match Program.  We conducted this audit because the State had used approximately $223 million for the program as of December 2016 and a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) review of the program had...

September 14, 2017
Report Number: 2017-LA-0004

We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of servicers’ use of loss mitigation programs.  The audit was initiated in response to an Office of Inspector General preaudit analysis of HUD data, which determined that servicers may not always evaluate borrowers with delinquent mortgages for loss...

September 14, 2017
Report Number: 2017-FW-1013

We audited the Fort Bend County Community Development Department based on our risk analysis and as part of our annual audit plan to review Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) funds.  The audit objective was to determine whether the Department (1) properly carried out its activities as shown in its submission to the U.S...

September 13, 2017
Report Number: 2017-LA-1008

We audited the City of Las Vegas’, Homebuyer Assistance Program under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 (NSP3).  We initiated this review because of a prior HUD Office of Inspector General audit of Evergreen Home Loans issued September 12, 2016 (audit report 2016-LA-1011...

September 12, 2017
Report Number: 2017-KC-0007

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited public housing agency compliance with HUD’s flat rent requirements.  We initiated this audit based on multiple external audits conducted by the HUD Office of Inspector General, which showed that housing authorities were unaware of or did...

September 6, 2017
Report Number: 2017-FW-1012

We audited the City of New Orleans’ HOME Investment Partnerships program in response to a citizen complaint alleging that the City did not monitor its HOME-assisted projects and in accordance with our annual audit plan.  Our objective was to determine the validity of the complaint allegations and whether the City administered its HOME...

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