Enforcement agreements contain a variety of components, including general provisions, affirmative actions, individual relief, and a monitoring process. By performing a legal review of the agreements prior to issuance and FHEOs obtaining signatures from the involved parties, OGC eliminates problems that might have surfaced after the agreements are executed. OGC completes the review of an enforcement agreement within 24 hours.
The OGC reviews ensure that preventable errors are avoided, thereby improving the quality of the agreements and providing HUD with a more professional product. By making certain that the document can stand up to potential legal challenges, OGC also benefits individuals participating in the process. The procedures instituted by OGC are both effective and replicable, and could be implemented in any legal office providing support to FHEO.
Content Archived: April 20, 2011