Case Studies Auditing Verification for HUD MPS Program

Client

HUD created the MPS program in order to minimize potential losses for single and multi-family homes purchased with FHA insured loans. To achieve this objective, the Program established a system to review, evaluate, and approve construction materials for use in such homes to ensure that the homes would perform for the life of the loan.

Challenges

  • Monitor building materials used in single family and multi-family homes insured through FHA.
  • Monitor sponsoring manufacturers and administrative agencies so that the Department can be assured that approved products and building systems in the marketplace are acceptable for use in FHA insured loan homes.
  • The Minimum Property Standards is a voluntary program.

 

IBTS Solutions

  • Provide independent audits of sponsoring manufacturers of construction materials and systems, third-party administrative agencies, and approved state modular housing program administrators throughout the U.S.
  • Provide seminars to educate HUD Homeownership Center staff on the requirements of:
    • MPS regulations and standards
    • HUD's Permanent Foundation Guide for Manufactured Homes
  • HUD's Permanent Foundation Guide for Manufactured Homes
  • Review product specifications and Q&A Program for compliance
  • Manage renewal process for Materials Release and Structural Engineering Bulletins
  • IBTS has a staff of certified quality auditors to conduct this work in the field and administer it from its central office.

 

Benefits

  • Provides HUD with an independent, comprehensive auditing verification program that includes tracking the performance of all program agencies and sponsoring manufacturers.
  • IBTS' ability to manage this program has freed HUD staff personnel to deal with the policy issues regarding the MPS program rather than conducting the day-to-day details.

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