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Housing Finance: Expanding Capital for Affordable Multifamily Housing
RCED-94-3: Published: Oct 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO examined: (1) the problems that have led to the shortage of mortgage financing for affordable multifamily housing; (2) the factors limiting the expansion of multifamily housing financing; (3) alternative federal credit enhancements; and (4) ways to limit the federal government's exposure to risk in adopting specific credit enhancements.GAO found that: (1)...
Homeownership: Actuarial Soundness of FHA's Single-Family Mortgage Insurance Program
T-RCED-93-64: Published: Jul 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the actuarial soundness of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, which is administered by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). GAO noted: (1) poor program management, waste, fraud, and abuse have contributed to the losses sustained by the fund; (2) the absence of internal controls over FHA single-family property disposition management systems has allowed private real estate agents...
Government National Mortgage Association: Greater Staffing Flexibility Needed to Improve Management
RCED-93-100: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Government National Mortgage Association's (GNMA) activities, focusing on: (1) its mission objectives; and (2) recent management and issuer oversight problems and solutions.GAO found that: (1) although the GNMA mission of financing low- and moderate-income housing has essentially remained the same, GNMA activities have significan...
Drinking Water: Key Quality Assurance Program Is Flawed and Underfunded
RCED-93-97: Published: Apr 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state routine inspections of public water systems to determine: (1) whether sanitary surveys are comprehensive enough to determine if public water systems can provide good-quality drinking water; and (2) what the surveys revealed about the operations and condition of water systems nationwide.GAO found that: (1) many states did not adequately conduc...
Disaster Management: Recent Disasters Demonstrate the Need to Improve the Nation's Response Strategy
T-RCED-93-4: Published: Jan 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the federal government's strategy for responding to catastrophic disasters. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) response to Hurricane Andrew showed that the Federal Response Plan is not adequate for dealing with disasters; (2) state, local, and volunteer agencies did not provide the necessary amount of life-sustaining services after Hurricane Andrew;...
Homelessness: McKinney Act Programs and Funding Through Fiscal Year 1991
RCED-93-39: Published: Dec 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided: (1) a legislative history of the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act; (2) a description of each McKinney Act program; and (3) information on the amount of money provided under each program.GAO found that: (1) the McKinney Act's programs provide homeless people with emergency food and shelter, transitional and permanent housing, primary health care...
Public Housing: Housing Persons With Mental Disabilities With the Elderly
RCED-92-81: Published: Aug 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues concerning housing nonelderly, mentally disabled persons in subsidized housing for the elderly, focusing on: (1) the problems associated with mingling the two populations; (2) screening mentally disabled applicants; (3) delivering mental health services and the need for additional support services; (4) laws and regulations governing placemen...
Community Development: Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Should Improve Program Management
RCED-92-174: Published: Jul 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation and its NeighborWorks organizations, focusing on: (1) the oversight of local neighborhood organizations; (2) grant management practices; and (3) competition requirements for contracting for goods and professional services.GAO found that: (1) 94 percent of the Corporation's 1992 budget came fr...
Drinking Water: Consumers Often Not Well-informed of Potentially Serious Violations
RCED-92-135: Published: Jun 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the quality and safety of the public drinking water supply, focusing on: (1) public water systems' compliance with and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act's requirements for notification of public drinking water safety violations; and (2) the requirements' effectiveness in ensuri...
Pesticides: Comparison of U.S. and Mexican Pesticide Standards and Enforcement
RCED-92-140: Published: Jun 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined differences between U.S. and Mexican pesticide registration requirements, tolerance levels for food-use pesticides, and enforcement efforts.GAO found that: (1) the United States and Mexico have similar requirements for pesticide registration and tolerance setting, but there are significant differences in tolerances for certain food-use pesticides;...