HUD Audits

OIG: HUD Should Improve Oversight of Sites with Low Inspection Scores

March 12, 2024    

HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited HUD’s oversight of multifamily housing properties with failing Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) scores or life-threatening exigent health and safety (EHS) deficiencies. The objective of the audit was to determine whether HUD had...

GAO Recommends HUD Collect Data on Reasonable Accommodation Requests

August 14, 2023    

You may soon have to report data on requests—and be subject to stricter compliance oversight.


Owner, Management Agent Must Pay Over $1.2M for Breaching HAP Contract

March 15, 2023    

In September 2021, after an onsite review of a 150-unit project-based Section 8 property in Waukegan, Ill., discovered deplorable conditions at the site, HUD initiated an administrative action against the owner and management agent for failing to provide decent, safe, and sanitary conditions to...

OIG Issues Management Alert on Complying with the Lead Safe Housing Rule

October 18, 2022    

OIG says HUD should require owners to document their determinations that work qualifies for the de minimis exemption.


While conducting an ongoing audit of the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s management of lead-based paint hazards in its public housing units, HUD...

HUD Lacks Adequate Procedures to Ensure PHAs Properly Process Reasonable Accommodation Requests

April 14, 2022    

HUD's Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited HUD's oversight of its PHAs’ reasonable accommodation policies and procedures. A reasonable accommodation is a change, exception, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice, or service that may be necessary for a person with...

OIG: More Eligible Families Could Benefit from Voucher Program

November 11, 2021    

The Housing Choice Voucher program, funded by HUD, allows eligible families to lease safe, decent, and affordable privately owned rental housing. The program is implemented through a combination of an annual contributions contract between HUD and each public housing agency (PHA), which...

Office of Multifamily Housing Fails to Ensure Timely Resolution of Health & Safety Complaints

August 12, 2021    

In July 2019, an explosion occurred at the Calloway Cove Apartments, a Section 8-assisted site in Jacksonville, Fla. The explosion resulted in a fire that injured several people. HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center had identified life-threatening health and safety deficiencies at the...

HUD Must Ensure Households Have Sufficient Supply of Safe Drinking Water

September 14, 2020    

Catalyst: As part of the fiscal year 2019 audit plan, HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit into HUD’s oversight of lead in the water of multifamily housing units. The objective was to determine whether HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing...

Kansas City Site Didn’t Comply with Tenant Eligibility and Recertification Requirements

August 11, 2020    

Catalyst: HUD’s Region 7 Office of Multifamily Housing Programs asked HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) to audit a Kansas City site’s Project-Based Section 8 Rental Assistance program. HUD conducted a management and occupancy review in January 2018 and...

PHA Didn't Follow Proper Procurement Procedures

January 29, 2020    

Catalyst: An anonymous caller contacted HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) complaint hotline claiming that the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority improperly awarded an Internet services contract for more than $200,000 without receiving competitive...

Management Company Didn’t Always Maintain Proper Documentation

October 1, 2019    

HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited PK Management, LLC, based on: (1) media coverage of poor physical conditions associated with an apartment complex in Virginia that it managed; and (2) issues identified in a prior audit of the company in Birmingham, Ala. The audit objective...

Management Agent Didn't Always Comply with Section 8 HAP Program Requirements

October 1, 2019    

HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the Lake View Towers Apartments’ Section 8 housing assistance payments program. HUD made housing assistance payments for the project under the Section 8 contract, which covered 395 of the 500 units. During the audit period, HUD provided...