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 City of Chattanooga, TN, Did Not Always Administer Its ESG Program in Accordance With HUD’s Requirements
We audited the City of Chattanooga’s Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program. We selected the City for review in accordance with our annual audit plan. Our audit objective was to determine whether the City administered its ESG program in accordance with HUD’s requirements.
September 28, 2017
Shelby County, TN, Administered Its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program Funds for Infrastructure in Accordance With HUD Requirements
We audited Shelby County’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grant. We selected the County for review in accordance with our annual audit plan and because the County received more than $7.4 million in funding to recover from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding that occurred in April 2011. Our audit objective was to determine whether the County ensured that (1) funds were spent onl
January 17, 2017
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
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
The Memphis Housing Authority, Memphis, TN, Did Not Always Ensure That Its Housing Choice Voucher Program Units Met HUD’s Housing Quality Standards
We audited the Memphis, TN, Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher program as part of the activities in our fiscal year 2014 audit plan. We selected the Authority because it had a large program, receiving about $40 million in yearly funding, and was part of the OIG’s annual audit plan. Our objective was to determine whether the Authority’s inspection process adequately ensured that its units were in material compliance with hou
September 30, 2014
A Former Employee of the Helena Housing Authority, Helena, MT, Improperly Released Personally Identifiable Information
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Office of Inspector General audited the Helena, MT Housing Authority in response to a hotline complaint alleging a former employee of the housing authority improperly released housing choice voucher holders’ personally identifiable information. The objective of our review was to determine whether the allegation had merit.
September 25, 2014
The City of Memphis, TN, Did Not Have Effective Controls To Administer Its Housing and Rehabilitation Program Activities
We audited the City of Memphis’ Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program-funded Housing and Rehabilitation Program (HARP) as part of the activities in our 2013 fiscal year annual audit plan and based on a referral from the Office of Inspector General’s Office of Investigation. Our audit objective was to determine whether the City used its CDBG and HOME funds for eligible activities and compli
December 29, 2013