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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...
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...