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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...
Homelessness: Information on and Barriers to Assistance Programs Providing Foreclosed Property
RCED-93-182: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal programs that make federally-held real estate properties available to nonprofit homelessness assistance organizations, focusing on: (1) the number of properties federal agencies have provided and the geographic distribution of the properties; (2) the agencies' program publicity and promotion; and (3) nonprofit homelessness assistance organi...
Ginnie Mae: Greater Staffing Flexibility Needed to Improve Management
T-RCED-94-67: Published: Oct 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1993.
GAO discussed the Government National Mortgage Association's (GNMA) staffing levels, focusing on GNMA: (1) management problems; (2) oversight of issuers; and (3) response to those management problems. GAO noted that: (1) GNMA has evolved from subsidizing interest rates for low- and moderate-income borrowers to attracting capital for government-insured and guaranteed homeowners loans; (2) GNMA guar...
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...
Lead-Based Paint Poisoning: Children Not Fully Protected When Federal Agencies Sell Homes to Public
RCED-93-38: Published: Apr 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) have complied with the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act.GAO found that: (1) HUD regulations for federally-owned properties are limited in identifying and eliminating lead-based paint poisoning hazards; (2) HUD...
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;...
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...