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Volume 2014 - Number 27

July 10, 2014

Mismatched Default/Claims Data in CAIVRS, FHA System Result in Ineligible Borrowers Obtaining New FHA Loans

The Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development called on the FHA to clean up and update its shared database of federal debtors in default, including FHA borrowers, to ensure the information it holds matches data in the FHA’s default and claims systems. An audit by HUD’s IG found that the Credit Alert Verification Reporting System (CAIVRS), which lenders use to screen delinquent federal debtors from obtaining any more government-backed loans, did not contain default, foreclosure and claims information for more than 260,000 borrowers. As a result, ineligible borrowers were able to obtain new federal loans and loan guarantees. The IG estimates...

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