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Indoor Radon: Limited Federal Response To Reduce Contamination in Housing
RCED-88-103: Published: Apr 6, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified: (1) the status of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) efforts to detect radon and develop methods to reduce radon contamination; (2) actions that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), the Veterans Administration (VA), and the National Park Service (NPS), have taken to respond to poten...
Ways of Providing a Fairer Share of Federal Housing Support to Rural Areas
CED-80-1: Published: Mar 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1980.
GAO evaluated the accomplishments and shortcomings of Federal housing programs in rural America, particularly in the past 10 years. Areas of special concern included the geographic distribution of housing assistance, gaps in program benefits, and ways to improve the programs' effectiveness in providing opportunities for rural families to obtain decent homes. Eighteen counties in six States were se...
Condominium Homeownership Opportunities Could Be Increased
CED-78-71: Published: Mar 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1978.
The growth in condominium ownership and its advantages have led to the enactment of legislation authorizing condominium financing programs for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Veterans Administration (VA), and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA).Because of statutory limitations, opportunities for financing are still not readily available to condominium buyers. HUD can...
Effectiveness of the Builder's Warranty on New Houses with Mortgages Insured by HUD or Guaranteed by VA]
CED-77-20: Published: Jan 5, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1977.
Federal agencies can suspend or debar builders who refuse to repair warranted defects, but can not require compliance with warranty provisions. In some cases, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Veterans Administration (VA) are authorized to correct defects or compensate home buyers.From an examination of 181 complaint files, it was determined that 48 builders had been su...