HUD Information: Offices Relevant to HUD Audits and Related Background on FASS and LASS

Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Office of Lender Activities and Program Compliance 
Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC)

Office of Inspector General (OIG)
The OIG's mission is independent and objective reporting to the Secretary and the Congress for the purpose of bringing about positive change in the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of HUD operations. The staff is charged specifically with combating waste, fraud and abuse in the administration of HUD programs and operations. Its goal is to ensure that the taxpayers' dollars appropriated by the Congress for HUD programs are used effectively to provide safe, decent, and sanitary housing for millions of Americans. 

OIG Contact Information
    Mid-Atlantic Audit District
    Single Audit Coordinator: George Datto
    100 Penn Square East
    Wanamaker Bldg., Suite 1005 
    Philadelphia, PA19107
    Phone: (215) 430-6733 
    Fax:     (215) 656-3409 
    Web Page:

Office of Lender Activities and Program Compliance
The Office of Lender Activities and Program Compliance is responsible for the oversight of FHA lenders. They use the Lender Assessment Subsystem (LASS) system to assist them with carrying out their responsibilities. Click here for more information on this HUD office and background information on LASS.

LASS Contact Information
Technical Assistance: 
     LASS User Guide 
    Technical Support Team (202) 755-7400 Ext. 163 or email
Accounting and Auditing Issues
     LASS Line Item Definition Guide
    Accounting support team (202) 755 7400 Ext. 100 or email

Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC)
REAC's mission is to provide and promote the effective use of accurate, timely and reliable information assessing the condition of HUD's portfolio; to provide information to help ensure safe, decent and affordable housing; and to restore the public trust by identifying fraud, abuse and waste of HUD resources. REAC uses several subsystems, include the Financial Assessment Subsytem (FASS) to assist them with carrying out their responsibilities.  Click here for more information on REAC and background information on FASS and its other subsystems.

REAC Contact Information - Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
    Technical Assistance Center can be reached through many mediums: 
    Phone: 1-888-245-4860  Monday - Friday, 7:00am to 8:30pm   
    Internet at: 
    U.S. Mail: 
        HUD Office of Public and Indian Housing
        Real Estate Assessment Center
        550 12th Street, SW - Suite 100
        Washington, DC20410