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Homeownership: Management Challenges Facing FHA's Single-Family Housing Operations
T-RCED-98-121: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the management problems facing the single-family mortgage insurance programs of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), focusing on: (1) FHA's role in providing mortgage credit to home buyers; (2) management problems affecting the operations of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) single-family program, including weaknesses in...
Federal Downsizing: Agency Officials' Views on Maintaining Performance During Downsizing at Selected Agencies
GGD-98-46: Published: Mar 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of the Interior, the General Services Administration (GSA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to obtain information on the effects downsizing has had on their performance and what actions were taken to maintain...
HUD Management: Information on HUD's 2020 Management Reform Plan
RCED-98-86: Published: Mar 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed aspects of the management reform proposals outlined in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) 2020 Management Reform Plan, focusing on: (1) studies and analyses that HUD performed to determine the efficiencies derived from the centralization and consolidation of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and other major programs and...
Native American Housing: Homeownership Opportunities on Trust Lands Are Limited
RCED-98-49: Published: Feb 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the homeownership opportunities for Native Americans on trust lands through private, conventional lending, focusing on: (1) the number of conventional home purchase loans private lenders made to Native Americans on trust lands; (2) the major barriers to conventional home purchase lending to Native Americans on trust lands; (3) efforts to facilitate...
Homeownership: Information on Foreclosed FHA-Insured Loans and HUD-Owned Properties in Six Cities
RCED-98-2: Published: Oct 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO looked at early foreclosures in Chicago, Illinois; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; and San Bernadino, California focusing on: (1) comparing early foreclosure rates on Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured single-family loans made in low-, medium-, and high-income areas nationwide and in the six cities; (2) comp...
Housing and Community Development Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-97-9: Published: Aug 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Housing and Community Development issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to assess the: (1) restructuring of federal oversight of housing and community development agencies to improve service delivery, eliminate duplication, and produce long-term cost savings; (2) reduction of the federal government's financial risk in its programs to provide mortgage assist...
Homeownership: Information on Changes in FHA's New Single-Family Appraisal Process
RCED-97-176: Published: Jul 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) appraisal process, focusing on: (1) how appraisals of FHA-insured single-family homes were assigned before December 1994, who assigned appraisal work, and why the appraisal assignment process changed; (2) what the reactions to this change have been from the affected parties--former FHA fee p...
Housing Preservation: Policies and Administrative Problems Increase Costs and Hinder Program Operations
RCED-97-169: Published: Jul 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) preservation program, focusing on the: (1) funding provided for preservation properties as compared with the properties' values; (2) levels of rehabilitation grants provided to properties compared with their physical needs; and (3) administrative and other problems that have arisen under the...
Government Sponsored Enterprises: Advantages and Disadvantages of Creating a Single Housing GSE Regulator
GGD-97-139: Published: Jul 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of creating a single regulator for the three housing government-sponsored enterprises (GSE).GAO noted that: (1) GAO's ongoing work has strengthened its belief that the housing GSE regulators would be more effective if combined and authorized to oversee both safety and soundness and mission compliance; (2) nothing GA...
Long-Term Care: Consumer Protection and Quality-of-Care Issues in Assisted Living
HEHS-97-93: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1997.
Pursuant to congressional request, GAO reviewed assisted living facilities (ALF), focusing on: (1) responsibilities of federal and state governments and ALFs in ensuring quality and protecting consumers living in ALFs; and (2) issues that may require further research.GAO noted that: (1) a number of federal agencies have some jurisdiction over consumer protection and quality of care in ALFs; (2) ho...