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Illegal Aliens: Extent of Welfare Benefits Received on Behalf of U.S. Citizen Children
HEHS-98-30: Published: Nov 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO provided information on the extent to which means-tested public benefits are provided to illegal aliens for the use of eligible individuals, focusing on: (1) the extent and the locations that selected federal means-tested benefits are being provided to illegal aliens for use by their U.S. citizen children; and (2) the nature and extent of fraud or misrepresen...
Welfare Programs: Opportunities to Consolidate and Increase Program Efficiencies
HEHS-95-139: Published: May 31, 1995. Publicly Released: May 31, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed low-income families' participation in multiple welfare programs, focusing on: (1) program inefficiencies; and (2) issues to consider in consolidating welfare programs.GAO found that: (1) federal expenditures for the 80 welfare programs that provide assistance to low-income recipients totalled $223 billion in 1993; (2) many low-income families are e...
High Risk Series: Farm Loan Programs
HR-95-9: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) management of its farm loan programs and properties obtained as a result of loan defaults, focusing on FmHA efforts to correct problems in these loan programs.GAO found that: (1) although FmHA has taken steps to correct some problems in its farm loan programs such as providing credit and financial analysis training to field officers to improve...
Rural Housing: Impact of Refinancing and Selling FmHA Section 502 Homeownership Loans
RCED-87-54: Published: Mar 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1987.
GAO reported on the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) plan to sell rural homeownership loans, and compared the impact on revenues of selling or refinancing the loans.The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 requires the Secretary of Agriculture to sell loans to the public to reduce fiscal year 1987 federal outlays by over $1.7 billion. GAO noted that the Ho...
Debt Collection: Billions Are Owed While Collection and Accounting Problems Are Unresolved
AFMD-86-39: Published: May 23, 1986. Publicly Released: May 23, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed selected federal agencies' efforts to implement the Debt Collection Act of 1982 and improve debt collection; and (2) evaluated agency systems that account for debts owed the government.GAO noted that the largest portion of government debts related to loan programs, such as those for farming, housing, and education and, therefore, it reviewed t...
Energy-Efficient and Cost-Effective Equipment Should Be Installed in New Government Housing
EMD-81-93: Published: Sep 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1981.
GAO evaluated the efforts being made and the actions that could be taken to make Government housing more energy efficient.GAO believes that energy consumption could be substantially reduced in new housing if energy-efficient equipment were installed in Government owned, subsidized, and insured housing. Although Federal agencies have taken actions to conserve energy by reducing the heating and cool...
Ways of Providing a Fairer Share of Federal Housing Support to Rural Areas
CED-80-1: Published: Mar 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1980.
GAO evaluated the accomplishments and shortcomings of Federal housing programs in rural America, particularly in the past 10 years. Areas of special concern included the geographic distribution of housing assistance, gaps in program benefits, and ways to improve the programs' effectiveness in providing opportunities for rural families to obtain decent homes. Eighteen counties in six States were se...
Substandard Indian Housing Increases Despite Federal Efforts: A Change Is Needed
CED-78-63: Published: Mar 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1978.
Federal programs for Indian housing are administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA). In 1971, GAO reported to the Congress that progress in eliminating substandard Indian housing was slow and that, unless the housing program was accelerated, thousands of Indian families would continue to live...
Stronger Federal Enforcements Needed To Uphold Fair Housing Laws
CED-78-21: Published: Feb 2, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1978.
Fair housing activities of federal agencies are largely covered by two civil rights acts. A review of the compliance and enforcement activities of federal housing agencies showed that their efforts have not been effective in identifying and eliminating discriminatory practices and seeking timely and appropriate settlements of complaints.Applicants seeking housing under the Department of Housing an...