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September 11: Small Business Assistance Provided in Lower Manhattan in Response to the Terrorist Attacks
GAO-03-88: Published: Nov 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2002.
The attacks on the World Trade Center had a substantially negative impact on the New York City economy, severely affecting businesses. In the aftermath of the attacks, Congress, among other things, appropriated emergency supplemental funds to several federal agencies to aid and rebuild the affected areas. The Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business asked GAO to describe the assistance pr...
Mortgage Financing: Changes in the Performance of FHA-Insured Loans
GAO-02-773: Published: Jul 10, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 2002.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans made in recent years have experienced somewhat higher foreclosure rates than loans made in earlier years. However, recent loans are performing much better than loans made in the 1980s. Although economic factors such as house price appreciation are key determinants of mortgage foreclosure, changes in underwriting requirements, as well as changes in the con...
Flood Insurance: Extent of Noncompliance with Purchase Requirements Is Unknown
GAO-02-396: Published: Jun 21, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2002.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) run National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has combined flood hazard mitigation efforts and insurance to protect homeowners against losses from floods. The program provides an incentive for communities to adopt floodplain management ordinances to mitigate the effect of flooding upon new or existing structures. Virtually all communities in the country...
HUD Management: Progress Made on Management Reforms, but Challenges Remain
GAO-02-45: Published: Oct 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2001.
In 1997, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) began a management reform effort, called the 2020 Management Reform Plan, to resolve its management and operational problems. GAO found that HUD has had some successes in implementing the management reforms, but challenges remain. Some initiatives, such as consolidating and streamlining operations, were achieved relatively quickly and...
HUD Inspector General: Actions Needed to Strengthen Management and Oversight of Operation Safe Home
GAO-01-794: Published: Jun 29, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to combat violent crime and drug trafficking in public housing through Operation Safe Home. GAO found that Operation Safe Home lacks the necessary information systems and management controls to ensure that HUD's Office of Inspector General (OIG) can readily monitor the obligation and expenditure of funds and track...
HUD Management: Status of Actions to Resolve Serious Internal Control Weaknesses
GAO-01-103: Published: Oct 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2000.
This report discusses the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to resolve serious internal control weaknesses. During the past several years, serious internal control weaknesses and other deficiencies have plagued HUD's activities. In 1997, HUD announced its 2020 Management Reform Plan to overcome the agency's problems. HUD has made reasonable progress toward resolving mater...
Civilian Acquisitions: Selected Agencies' Use of Criminal Background Checks on Contractor Principals to Prevent Fraud
GGD-00-194R: Published: Sep 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on selected agencies' use of criminal background checks to help prevent contractor fraud, focusing on: (1) policies and practices for making contractor responsibility determinations and conducting criminal background checks on contractor principals; (2) efforts to suspend, debar, or otherwise prevent firms or contractor principals that...
Personnel Practices: Career Appointments Granted Political Appointees From October 1998 Through June 2000
GGD-00-205: Published: Sep 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the appointment of political appointees to career positions in the executive branch, focusing on: (1) the number of political appointees who converted to career service positions between October 1, 1998, and June 30, 2000; and (2) certain information about the political positions they held and the career positions to which they converted.GAO noted...
[Application of Anti-Lobbying Restrictions to HUD Report Losing Ground]
B-284226.2: Published: Aug 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 2000.
GAO determined whether certain anti-lobbying restrictions applied to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) publication of "Losing Ground: The Impact of Proposed HUD Budget Cuts on America's Communities." GAO held that after careful consideration and analysis, neither the Losing Ground report itself, nor the Secretary in issuing it, violated applicable anti-lobbying laws...
Multifamily Housing: HUD's Restructuring Office's Actions to Implement the Mark-to-Market Program
RCED-00-21: Published: Jan 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the development of the Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring's (OMHAR) mark-to-market program and the relationship between OMHAR and other Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) offices, focusing on: (1) OMHAR's progress in obtaining staffing resources to implement the program; (2) the status of OMHAR's progress on sev...