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Volume 10 - Number 3

February 3, 2017

IG Calls for New Clearances for 13 Policy Changes Over Last 2 Years

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s inspector general has recommended a recall of several major policy changes HUD has made over the last two years for review and clearance, including the agency’s defect taxonomy. The HUD IG said an audit found that the department had failed to review, approve and document FHA program directives as required when implementing changes to its programs, policies and operations from July 2014 through December 2015. The findings come just as President Trump ordered a freeze on new rules, policies, directives and notices pending a review by the incoming administration. Specifically, HUD distributed at least 15 documents and implemented significant policy changes without first completing departmental clearance, the IG said. At least three draft documents were posted for public comment without obtaining full departmental clearance, the ...

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