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Feds to Audit HomeSafe Program in Atlanta

The Special Inspector General (SIG) for the US Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) announced plans to audit the Georgia Department of Community Affair’s implementation of HomeSafe Georgia, with an “eye toward determining whether minority neighborhoods have been properly served.”

The audit will “hone in on three Atlanta-area counties — DeKalb, Fulton and Clayton — to determine whether the HomeSafe Georgia program “has adequately served those most in need of this assistance in selected counties, including homeowners in minority neighborhoods.”  Additionally, the SIG audit “plans to examine work conducted by the Treasury Department, Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs, contractors and other local entities in the hopes of finding areas for improvement.”

See the AJC article here.

Housing Georgia’s January 2016 report, HomeSafe Georgia – Making the Most of a Valuable Resource, which documented and analyzed HomeSafe’s application intake, approval and disbursement history and made recommendations for program modification and expansion, can be found here.