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Housing and Community Development Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-97-9: Published: Aug 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Housing and Community Development issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to assess the: (1) restructuring of federal oversight of housing and community development agencies to improve service delivery, eliminate duplication, and produce long-term cost savings; (2) reduction of the federal government's financial risk in its programs to provide mortgage assist...
Homeownership: Information on Changes in FHA's New Single-Family Appraisal Process
RCED-97-176: Published: Jul 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) appraisal process, focusing on: (1) how appraisals of FHA-insured single-family homes were assigned before December 1994, who assigned appraisal work, and why the appraisal assignment process changed; (2) what the reactions to this change have been from the affected parties--former FHA fee p...
Housing Preservation: Policies and Administrative Problems Increase Costs and Hinder Program Operations
RCED-97-169: Published: Jul 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) preservation program, focusing on the: (1) funding provided for preservation properties as compared with the properties' values; (2) levels of rehabilitation grants provided to properties compared with their physical needs; and (3) administrative and other problems that have arisen under the...
Government Sponsored Enterprises: Advantages and Disadvantages of Creating a Single Housing GSE Regulator
GGD-97-139: Published: Jul 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of creating a single regulator for the three housing government-sponsored enterprises (GSE).GAO noted that: (1) GAO's ongoing work has strengthened its belief that the housing GSE regulators would be more effective if combined and authorized to oversee both safety and soundness and mission compliance; (2) nothing GA...
Homeownership: Potential Effects of Reducing FHA's Insurance Coverage for Home Mortgages
RCED-97-93: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of a reduction in the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) mortgage insurance coverage on: (1) home mortgage lenders, the home mortgage market, and the types of borrowers served by FHA; (2) the financial condition of FHA's insurance fund; and (3) the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Government National...
Housing and Urban Development: HUD's Management Deficiencies, Progress on Reforms, and Issues for Its Future
T-RCED-97-89: Published: Mar 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1997.
GAO discussed progress that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has made in addressing serious management and budgetary problems, focusing on: (1) the long-standing management deficiencies that hamper HUD's effectiveness, progress made in addressing these problems, and the work remaining in the coming years; (2) the problems in HUD's assisted and public housing programs, which ac...
HUD: Sale of HUD-Held Single Family Mortgages
OGC-97-21: Published: Feb 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) new rule on the sale of HUD-held single family mortgages. GAO noted noted that: (1) the rule would adopt the interim rule with certain modifications and clarifications; (2) the purpose of the sales, according to the preamble, is to decrease HUD's inventory of assigned mortgage loans and to r...
Multifamily Housing: Effects of HUD's Portfolio Reengineering Proposal
RCED-97-7: Published: Nov 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposals to reengineer its portfolio of insured Section 8 multifamily rental housing properties, focusing on the: (1) problems affecting the properties in the HUD insured Section 8 portfolio and HUD plans for addressing them; (2) results and reasonableness of a study performed by Ernst & Young to assess the effects of the HUD pr...
Information Technology: Streamlining FHA's Single Family Housing Operations
AIMD-97-4: Published: Oct 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) streamlining plans, focusing on: (1) FHA plans to use information technology to support the streamlining of single-family housing operations and reduce staff; (2) similarities between FHA initiatives and those undertaken by leading mortgage organizations to increase productivity; and (3) FHA efforts to ens...
Housing Counseling Demonstration Program
RCED-96-238R: Published: Sep 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the effectiveness of a prepurchase and foreclosure-prevention counseling demonstration program intended to: (1) reduce defaults and foreclosures on single-family mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA); (2) encourage responsible and prudent use of such mortgages; (3) help homeowners with FHA mortgages retain their homes; and...