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Inspectors General: HUD Office of Inspector General Resources and Results
GAO-12-618: Published: May 31, 2012. Publicly Released: May 31, 2012.
During the 5-year period from fiscal year 2007 through 2011, the Department of Housing and Urban Developments (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) had budget and staffing resources that were consistent with other OIGs, and a monetary return for each budget dollar which exceeded the average return for Cabinet-level OIGs. During the 5-year period, the HUD OIG had total budgetary resources r...
Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Program: Improvements Occurred in Communities, but the Effect of the Program Is Unclear
GAO-06-727: Published: Sep 22, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2006.
The Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Community (EZ/EC) program is one of the most recent large-scale federal effort intended to revitalize impoverished urban and rural communities. There have been three rounds of EZs and two rounds of ECs, all of which are scheduled to end no later than December 2009. The Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 mandated that GAO audit and report in 2004, 2007, and 201...
Elderly Housing: Federal Housing Programs That Offer Assistance for the Elderly
GAO-05-174: Published: Feb 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2005.
According to the 2003 American Housing Survey sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), nearly one-third of elderly households--those whose head was age 62 or older--were experiencing housing affordability problems. Further, a congressional commission reported in 2002 that investment in affordable housing is decreasing, although the elderly population is expected to...
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...
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...
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...
Management Challenges: GAO's Responses to HUD's Comments
RCED/AIMD-99-189: Published: Jul 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) statements regarding GAO's designation of HUD's programs as a high-risk area.GAO noted that: (1) GAO designated HUD's programs as a high-risk area in 1994 because of: (a) internal control weaknesses; (b) poorly integrated, ineffective, and generally unreliable infor...
Homeownership: Information on Single-Family Loans Sold by HUD
RCED-99-145: Published: Jun 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the single family loans sold by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), focusing on the: (1) status of single-family loans sold; (2) ways in which HUD has ensured that the purchasers of these loans abide by the forbearance requirements contained in the loan sales agreements; and (3) changes HUD has made in the staffing...
Native American Housing: Information on HUD's Funding of Indian Housing Programs
RCED-99-16: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) implementation of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA), focusing on: (1) how HUD allocated funding to Indian housing authorities and tribes before NAHASDA's enactment, and how much was appropriated for Indian programs in fiscal years (FY) 1993 thr...