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.
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
Franklin American Mortgage Company Settled Allegations of Failing To Comply With HUD’s Federal Housing Administration Loan Requirements
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG), assisted the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, and the U.S.
September 08, 2016
Taliafaro, Inc., a Multifamily Housing Management Agent, Did Not Always Comply With HUD’ Requirements or Its Own Policies and Procedures in the Disbursement of Project Funds and Collection of Its Fees
We reviewed the disbursement of project funds for seven of the Sections 202 and 811 supportive housing projects for the elderly and persons with disabilities managed by Taliafaro, Inc. We initiated the audit under the U.S.
September 30, 2015
First Tennessee, N.A. Settled Allegations of Failing To Comply With HUD’s Federal Housing Administration Loan Requirements
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG) assisted the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, and the U.S.
September 29, 2015
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
Peoples Home Equity, Inc., Brentwood, TN, Did Not Follow HUD Requirements in Approving FHA Loans and Implementing Its Quality Control Program
We audited Peoples Home Equity, Inc.(Peoples), a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) approved nonsupervised direct endorsement lender located in Brentwood, TN. We selected Peoples based on its high default rates. The audit was part of our annual audit plan to review single family programs and lenders. Our audit objectives were to determine whether Peoples complied with HUD requirements when it originated and underwrote FHA loans,
September 30, 2014
We conducted a review of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans underwritten by First Tennessee Bank, N.A. (First Tennessee), 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 27, 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
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Newark, Delaware, Did Not Always Comply with HUD Requirements in the Origination of FHA-Insured Single-Family Loans
We audited the Newark, Delaware, branch office (branch office) of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (Wells Fargo). The branch office is mainly responsible for underwriting loans for 22 Wells Fargo sales branch offices in Pennsylvania. We selected the branch office because of its relatively high default rate, compared with the average default rate for the state of Pennsylvania.
July 31, 2008