This report presents the results of our audit of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) fiscal year 2017 compliance with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA).
Fiscal year 2017 marked the fifth consecutive year in which we determined that HUD did not comply with IPERA. We reviewed HUD’s compliance with the six IPERA requirements. Of the six IPERA requirements, HUD did not comply with two (b and c). Additionally, we found that HUD complied with one, but could not make compliance determinations on the remaining three (d, e and f). Areas of noncompliance were related to HUD’s failure to (1) conduct risk assessments according to OMB requirements and (2) publish improper payment estimates for all programs and activities identified as susceptible to significant improper payments. We are not making additional audit recommendations in this year’s report. If implemented, we expect that all prior-year audit recommendations, which have not been closed, will continue to help HUD remediate repeat findings identified in this year’s report.