HUD OIG Investigates Whether Trump Administration Slowed Relief to Puerto Rico

The HUD Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is investigating, as part of a wider inspection of HUD’s disaster grant administration, whether the Trump Administration slowed hurricane relief to Puerto Rico. The OIG sent a memo to HUD Secretary Ben Carson stating that the agency has “unreasonably” delayed providing the documentation necessary for the investigation. Agencies have received instruction from the White House to work with the administration’s lawyers regarding all oversight requests.