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Indoor Mold: Ongoing and Recently Completed Federal Research Activities (GAO-08-984SP, September 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-980
GAO-08-984SP: Published: Sep 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2008.
This document presents information from two GAO surveys on ongoing and recently completed federal research activities on the health effects of exposure to indoor mold conducted or sponsored by three federal agencies: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We surveyed these agencies to,...
Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program: Program and Risk Management Could Be Enhanced
GAO-06-316: Published: Feb 28, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2006.
Under its Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program, the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insures nearly $5 billion in mortgage loans for the renovation or construction of hospitals that would otherwise have difficulty accessing capital. In response to a requirement in the 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Conference Report, GAO examined (1) the des...
HIV/AIDS: Changes Needed to Improve the Distribution of Ryan White CARE Act and Housing Funds
GAO-06-332: Published: Feb 28, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2006.
Among federal efforts to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic are the CARE Act of 1990 and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program (HOPWA) administered by the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), respectively. Both use formulas based upon a grantee's number of AIDS cases, rather than HIV and AIDS cases, to distribute funds to metropolitan...
Elderly Housing: Federal Housing Programs and Supportive Services
GAO-05-795T: Published: Jun 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2005.
According to a congressionally established bipartisan commission, decreased investment in affordable housing and an elderly population that is projected to grow from about 12 percent of the population in 2002 to 20 percent by 2030 are likely to increase the number of elderly who must spend large portions of their incomes on housing. Moreover, according to this commission, more than one-third of th...
Highlights of a GAO Symposium: Addressing Key Challenges in an Intergovernmental Setting
GAO-03-365SP: Published: Mar 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2003.
Responding to many of the nation's critical challenges--such as meeting the health care needs of the poor or countering terrorist threats--has been the joint responsibility of all levels of government. The effectiveness of federal programs has increasingly become dependent on state and local management and resources, as well as constructive interactions between federal, state, and local actors, in...
HIV/AIDS: Use of Ryan White CARE Act and Other Assistance Grant Funds
HEHS-00-54: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on three federal human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) programs--the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990 (CARE Act), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) HIV/AIDS prevention grants, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Housing Opportunities...
Homelessness: State and Local Efforts to Integrate and Evaluate Homeless Assistance Programs
RCED-99-178: Published: Jun 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO described some notable examples of efforts by states or localities to: (1) link and integrate their homeless assistance programs with mainstream systems; and (2) measure and evaluate outcomes for their homeless assistance programs.GAO noted that: (1) among the sites GAO visited, there were several notable examples of state and local efforts to link and inte...
Economic Development Activities: Overview of Eight Federal Programs
RCED-97-193: Published: Aug 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the economic development activities of eight federal programs, focusing on: (1) the economic development activities that major federal programs fund for the benefit of states and communities; (2) restrictions for using program funds to relocate existing businesses and jobs; (3) procedures that federal agencies established to ensure compliance with...
Housing: HUD's Program for Persons With AIDS
RCED-97-62: Published: Mar 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, focusing on: (1) what the rationale is for having a housing program within HUD specifically for people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); (2) what kinds of activities are being funded through the program; (3) whom the pr...
Hispanic Employment Statistics
GGD-96-85R: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information on Hispanic employment at eight selected executive departments in 1994, focusing on the percentage of Hispanics: (1) at certain grade levels; and (2) that received appointments, conversions, promotions, and outstanding performance appraisals. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department...