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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 21, 2017
Report Number: 2017-LA-0006

We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development’s administration of Economic Development Initiative – Special Project and Neighborhood Initiative congressional grants.  This review was prompted by our Financial Audit Division’s 2012 review, which reported that HUD...

September 21, 2017
Report Number: 2017-DE-1003

We audited Baker Tower Apartments, LLC (corporation), located in Denver, CO, based on data showing that the corporation had taken more than $3.4 million in owner distributions since 2013 and scored poorly on its most current Real Estate Assessment Center physical property inspection.  The objective of our audit was to determine...

September 21, 2017
Memorandum Number: 2017-SE-1001

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General reviewed the allegations contained in a hotline complaint against the Washington County Department of Housing Services, Hillsboro, OR, to determine whether its application and related submissions to secure HUD grant OR0216L0E061500 were false or...

September 21, 2017
Report Number: 2017-KC-0008

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General audited Ginnie Mae’s oversight of nonbanks due to the growth of nonbank issuers in the mortgage servicing industry.  Our objective was to determine whether Ginnie Mae responded adequately to changes in its issuer base.

We found that Ginnie Mae did...

September 21, 2017
Report Number: 2017-NY-1012

We audited the City of New York’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery-funded Public Housing Rehabilitation and Resilience Program.  Our objective was to determine whether the City had established adequate controls to ensure that it followed U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal, and City...

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 20, 2017
Report Number: 2017-NY-1011

We audited MB Financial Bank, a Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-approved direct endorsement lender, as part of our efforts to protect the integrity of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) single-family housing mortgage insurance programs.  We selected MB Financial for review based on an analysis of...

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...

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