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Superfund: Reauthorization and Prioritization Issues
T-RCED-94-274: Published: Jul 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1994.
GAO discussed the Superfund reauthorization bill and its report on the role of risk in setting priorities for the Superfund program. GAO noted that: (1) the reauthorization bill would improve Superfund site cleanup, increase public involvement in the Superfund process, and expedite settlements with responsible parties with relatively low liability; (2) Congress and the Environmental Protection Age...
Overhead Costs: Costs Charged by McDonnell Douglas Aerospace's Space Station Division
NSIAD-94-150: Published: Jun 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a federal contractor's overhead costs, focusing on: (1) whether there were any unallowable costs included in its cost submissions; and (2) the extent to which overhead costs questioned by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) were sustained during annual indirect expense rate negotiations.GAO found that: (1) $251,000 of the contractor's $3.6 mil...
Homelessness: McKinney Act Programs Provide Assistance but Are Not Designed to Be the Solution
RCED-94-37: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: May 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act in selected cities, focusing on: (1) how the act has affected the cities' efforts to assist the homeless; and (2) the problems the cities have experienced with McKinney Act programs.GAO found that: (1) McKinney Act programs are an important source of funds for improving emergency service...
Distressed Public Housing
AIMD-94-78R: Published: May 10, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing's financial transactions. GAO noted that: (1) the Commission disbursed about $2 million for contracts, travel, payroll, and miscellaneous transactions during its existence; (2) although the Commission did not always adhere to proper administrative procedures, its disbursements appeared...
Air Pollution: Regional Approaches Are Needed to Protect Visibility in National Parks and Wilderness Areas
T-RCED-94-102: Published: Apr 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1994.
GAO discussed federal and state efforts to address the visibility problems caused by air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas. GAO noted that: (1) efforts to control air pollution from individual sources near park and wilderness areas have had only a limited impact and are costly and difficult to implement; (2) some pollution sources are exempt from program requirements either because...
Flood Insurance: Financial Resources May Not Be Sufficient to Meet Future Expected Losses
RCED-94-80: Published: Mar 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the financial condition of the National Flood Insurance Program, focusing on the: (1) actuarial soundness of the program; (2) potential financial impacts of increasing subsidized flood insurance rates and enhancing program participation; and (3) procedures used to set flood insurance rates.GAO found that: (1) the flood insurance program is not actu...
Housing Finance: Characteristics of Borrowers of FHA-Insured Mortgages
RCED-94-135BR: Published: Apr 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on changes in the: (1) income, age, and race of borrowers of Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured mortgages; and (2) location of their homes.GAO found that: (1) 24 percent of FHA-insured mortgages originated in 1991 went to low-income families, and 41 percent of FHA-insured loans originated in 1991 went to moderate-income fami...
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...