We reviewed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) funding allotment for tenant protection assistance at the Vineville Christian Towers (project) related to a housing conversion action and its approval of the project’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD) conversion. The review was initiated as a result of internal issues identified during an external audit of the project’s RAD conversion.
The Owner of Luther Towers II, Wilmington, DE, Did Not Manage Its HUD-Insured Project in Accordance With Its Regulatory Agreement and HUD Requirements
We audited Luther Towers II because it was a high-risk multifamily project that received low inspection and financial assessment scores on our multifamily risk assessment for projects within our region and we had never audited it. Our audit objective was to determine whether the owner managed the project in accordance with its regulatory agreement and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements.
September 21, 2018
The Owner and Former Management Agent for Baldwin Creek Apartments, Fort Wayne, IN, Did Not Always Operate the Project in Accordance With HUD’s Requirements and the Regulatory Agreement
We audited Baldwin Creek Apartments as part of the activities in our fiscal year 2016 annual audit plan. We selected the project based on our analysis of risk factors related to multifamily projects in Region 5’s jurisdiction1. Our objective was to determine whether the project’s owner and management agents operated the project in accordance with the U.S.
September 30, 2016
Knox Pest Control Settled Allegations of Charging Unallowable Costs for Preservation of HUD-Owned Properties in the Federal Housing Administration Program
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) assisted the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Alabama in the civil investigation of Guardian Pest Services, Inc., doing business as Knox Pest Control and J.J.S.K. Solutions, Inc. Knox Pest Control has its principal place of business in Columbus, GA.
September 29, 2016
The Georgia Housing and Finance Authority, Atlanta, GA, Did Not Adequately Implement the Federal Housing Administration’s Home Affordable Modification Program in Accordance With HUD’s Requirements
We audited the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority’s implementation of the Federal Housing Administration’s Home Affordable Modification Program (FHA-HAMP). We selected the Authority because (1) our data analysis showed that the Authority had the highest ratio of FHA-HAMP actions to delinquent loans within the jurisdiction of our regional office, (2) the U.S.
August 05, 2016
First Source Bank, South Bend, IN, Did Not Always Properly Implement Its Loss Mitigation and Quality Control Programs in Accordance With HUD Requirements
We audited First Source Bank, a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) supervised lender located in South Bend, IN. We selected First Source based on our analysis of risk factors of single-family loan servicers in Region 5’s jurisdiction4. Our audit objectives were to determine whether First Source (1) consistently and appropriately applied loss mitigation options for eligible borrowers, (2) accurately reported the default and 90-da
September 11, 2015
Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corporation and Home America Mortgage, Inc., Settled Civil Claims Related to Failing To Comply With Federal Housing Administration Underwriting Requirements
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG) assisted in an investigation into alleged violations of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regulations by Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corporation and Home America Mortgage, Inc. The investigation included a qui tam action filed under the False Claims Act in the U.S.
September 09, 2015
We conducted a review of 20 Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans underwritten by Pine State Mortgage Corporation (Pine State), an FHA direct endorsement lender. This review was conducted as part of our “Operation Watchdog” initiative to review the underwriting of 15 direct endorsement lenders at the suggestion of the FHA Commissioner.
September 29, 2010
Mortgage Counseling Services, Inc., College Park, Georgia, Did Not Follow HUD Requirements in Originating and Closing Loans and Implementing Its Quality Control Program
HUD OIG performed an audit of Mortgage Counseling Services, Inc., a Federal Housing Administration approved non-supervised lender. The review was performed based on the lender’s high default rates. The purpose of the audit was to determine whether the lender followed the U.S.
January 12, 2010
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Newark, Delaware, Generally Complied with HUD's Origination and Quality Control Requirements for FHA-Insured Single-Family Loans
We audited the Newark, Delaware, branch office (branch office) of J.P. Morgan Chase bank (J.P. Morgan Chase), a supervised direct endorsement lender approved to originate Federal Housing Administration (FHA) single-family mortgage loans. We selected the branch office because its default rate was above the state’s average default rate. Our objective was to determine whether J.P. Morgan Chase complied with U.S.
July 28, 2009