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Welfare Programs: Opportunities to Consolidate and Increase Program Efficiencies
HEHS-95-139: Published: May 31, 1995. Publicly Released: May 31, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed low-income families' participation in multiple welfare programs, focusing on: (1) program inefficiencies; and (2) issues to consider in consolidating welfare programs.GAO found that: (1) federal expenditures for the 80 welfare programs that provide assistance to low-income recipients totalled $223 billion in 1993; (2) many low-income families are e...
Supportive Housing: HUD Is Not Assessing the Needs of Elderly Residents
T-PEMD-92-12: Published: Aug 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1992.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to provide supportive housing for the elderly, focusing on: (1) the methodologies HUD uses in assessing elderly need for section 202 housing; and (2) the need for modernization of section 202 buildings. GAO noted that: (1) HUD neither collects data nor has a methodology for assessing section 202 residents' supportive ser...
Health Care: Actions to Terminate Problem Hospitals From Medicare Are Inadequate
HRD-91-54: Published: Sep 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1991.
GAO provided information on the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) lack of compliance with regulations governing the termination of acute care hospitals from the Medicare program when deficiencies are not corrected within required time frames, focusing on: (1) specific areas that need improvement; and (2) alternative enforcement options that can be used against problem hospitals to supp...
Homelessness: Access to McKinney Act Programs Improved but Better Oversight Needed
RCED-91-29: Published: Dec 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' administration of 14 programs established by the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, focusing on: (1) actions to eliminate or reduce barriers to obtain and use program funds; (2) program oversight; and (3) program expenditures.GAO found that: (1) the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Health and Human Services (HHS)...
Homelessness: McKinney Act Reports Could Improve Federal Assistance Efforts
RCED-90-121: Published: Jun 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1990.
GAO described the status of the homeless program reports mandated under the Homeless Assistance Act, to: (1) increase policymakers' knowledge about homelessness; and (2) improve federal effectiveness in assisting the homeless.GAO found that: (1) as of April 1990, 7 federal agencies and the Interagency Council on the Homeless issued 6 of the 16 required one-time reports, had not issued 7 due report...
Federal Employees: Supplemental Information on Appointees Converted to Career Positions
GGD-89-56FS: Published: Mar 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information regarding 34 agencies' conversions of noncareer appointees to career positions from January 1, 1987 through June 30, 1988.GAO found that: (1) 8 of 10 agencies did not report 34 of 87 conversions; (2) the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Transportation had no unreported conversions; (3) the Department of Healt...
Federal Agencies' Block Grant Civil Rights Enforcement Efforts: a Status Report
HRD-84-82: Published: Sep 28, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the block grants established by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 to determine the civil rights enforcement policies and procedures of the three federal agencies that administer the programs.The civil rights statutes applicable to most of the programs prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national...
[Possible Unreported Impoundment of Certain Funds Intended for HHS]
B-211056: Published: Apr 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1983.
GAO was asked to investigate a possible unreported impoundment of certain funds intended to be made available to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to carry out activities authorized under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980. The funds were derived from the Hazardous Substance Response Trust Fund or Superfund. Specifically, concerns were...