Office of the Inspector General

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Office of the Inspector General

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent body within the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Its purpose is to investigate and audit matters concerning fraud, theft, waste, abuse, and misconduct within or affecting CHA. The OIG promotes economy, efficiency, and integrity in the administration of programs and operations of CHA. The OIG ensures that violations are investigated and prosecuted, as they relate to CHA residents and employees, contractors, subcontractors, or any entity receiving funds from CHA.

Kathryn B. Richards
Inspector General CHA

Michael T. Kosanovich
Deputy Inspector General CHA



The CHA OIG Hotline aims to take reports of fraud, theft, waste, abuse, and misconduct in CHA-funded programs and operations and investigate those allegations where sufficient information exists.

Learn more about reporting violations of the laws, HUD regulations, and violations of the CHA Ethics Policy to the OIG.

Read the latest publicly available updates and press releases related to OIG investigations resulting in criminal charges in state or federal court.

Pursuant to the OIG Charter, the Quarterly and Annual Reports contain statistical information and summaries of OIG investigations, audits, and other activities.

The OIG conducts program audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States and The Principles and Standards for Offices of the Inspector General.

Every three years, the OIG submits to an independent peer review conducted by members of the national Association of Inspectors General (AIG) to ensure compliance with these governing standards.