Rental Housing Assistance: HUD Should Strengthen Physical Inspection of Properties and Oversight of Lead Paint Hazards, Statement for the Record by Daniel Garcia-Diaz, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, Statement for the Record to the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance, Committee on Financial Services, House of Representatives [open pdf - 230KB]
From the Highlights: "As of the end of 2018, roughly 4.4 million low-income households were served by HUD's [Department of Housing and Urban Development] three largest rental assistance programs. HUD has responsibilities for ensuring that housing units provided under these programs are decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair, as well as for identifying and addressing lead paint hazards in these units. [...] In March 2019, GAO [Government Accountability Office] made 14 recommendations to HUD to improve the physical inspections process and oversight of inspectors. In June 2018, GAO made six recommendations to HUD to improve compliance monitoring processes, inspection standards, and performance assessment and reporting on lead reduction efforts in federally assisted properties. HUD generally agreed with these recommendations. As of November 2019, HUD officials had identified planned steps to implement most of these recommendations but had not fully addressed them."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/