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Housing Assistance: Opportunities Exist to Increase Collaboration and Consider Consolidation
GAO-12-554: Published: Aug 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 2012.
Housing assistance is fragmented across 160 programs and activities. Overlap exists for some products offered, service delivery, and geographic areas served by selected programsparticularly in the Department of Agricultures (USDA) Rural Housing Service (RHS) and Department of Housing and Urban Developments (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA). For instance, RHS, FHA, and the Department...
Disaster Assistance: Better Planning Needed for Housing Victims of Catastrophic Disasters
GAO-07-88: Published: Feb 28, 2007. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2007.
In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita destroyed thousands of homes and displaced over 1 million people. In light of widespread Congressional and public interest in U.S. agencies' performance in assisting hurricane victims, GAO initiated work under the Comptroller General's authority to examine federal housing assistance. Specifically, this report examines (1) the extent to which the National Respon...
Credit Reform: Key Credit Agencies Had Difficulty Making Reasonable Loan Program Cost Estimates
AIMD-99-31: Published: Jan 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Small Business Administration's (SBA), the Department of Education's, the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD), the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA), and the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) abilities to reasonably estimate the cost of their loan programs, focusing on: (1) whether they used practices identi...
Credit Management: Widespread Loan Origination Problems Reported
AFMD-91-7: Published: Nov 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed loan origination procedures and practices in the Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Education, Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA), focusing on: (1) the adequacy of the government's loan origination practices; and (2) loan origination problems pr...