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Volume 18 - Number 18

August 31, 2018

IG Takes Issue with FHFA’s Community Investment Reviews

The examinations of the Federal Home Loan Banks’ community investment programs were not up to par, according to a recent report by the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Office of Inspector General, which faulted the program for having examiners review their own work. The report noted that the quality control reviews of community investment examinations didn’t meet FHFA’s standard for independence. In other words, the examination specialists who performed the quality control reviews for community investment examinations didn’t follow FHFA’s guidelines because the specialist was not independent of the examination process. In fact, the IG noted, “All 11 quality control reviews of community investment examinations conducted during the 2017...

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