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  • Writer's pictureJillian Helding

GAO Rejects Risk Assessment of HUD CARES Act Funds

Millions of Americans had trouble paying their rent or mortgages after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the U.S. economy. The CARES Act appropriated $12.4 billion to the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help address emergent needs.

While HUD found that CARES Act funds didn't affect program risks, a new GAO report found that assessments didn't include some leading practices for fraud risk assessment, including identifying existing programs' new fraud risks or evaluating fraud risk tolerance.

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