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Homelessness: Too Early to Tell What Kinds of Prevention Assistance Work Best
RCED-90-89: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
GAO reviewed a variety of federal, state, and local homelessness prevention program eligibility requirements and limitations.GAO found that: (1) financial resources devoted to homelessness prevention consistently fell short of demand; (2) only a few state and local organizations had the resources available to collect follow-up data needed for program evaluations; (3) homelessness prevention assist...
Resolving the Savings and Loan Crisis: Billions More and Additional Reforms Needed
T-AFMD-90-15: Published: Apr 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1990.
GAO discussed the Federal Savings and Loan Corporation's (FSLIC) financial statements as of August, 1989, focusing on how much money would be needed to resolve the savings and loan crisis. GAO found that: (1) FSLIC needed $325 billion to pay off its obligations, resolve the problems of institutions awaiting resolution, pay interest on $30 billion in bonds, and pay some administrative expenses; (2)...
Space Operations: NASA Is Not Properly Safeguarding Valuable Data From Past Missions
IMTEC-90-1: Published: Mar 2, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1990.
GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) management and storage of space science data.GAO found that NASA: (1) stored space data under unsatisfactory conditions; (2) did not perform an agencywide inventory of its magnetic tapes and, consequently, did not know what data were retained or lost; (3) could not easily identify or retrieve tapes stored in its centers or at...
Wastepaper Recycling: Programs of Civil Agencies Waned During the 1980s
GGD-90-3: Published: Dec 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined various aspects of federal agencies' wastepaper recycling activities, focusing on: (1) the extent to which agencies implemented a legislative mandate to encourage wastepaper recovery and establish recycling programs; (2) the causes of agencies' shortcomings in implementing those responsibilities; and (3) obstacles to expanding federal recycling eff...
Impact of FHA Loan Policy Changes
T-RCED-90-17: Published: Nov 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1989.
GAO discussed the impact of proposed policy changes on the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund, focusing on the effects of: (1) increasing FHA mortgage ceiling limits; (2) reducing down payment requirements; and (3) increasing adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) availability. GAO noted in its econometric projections that, given favorable economic conditions: (1)...
Hazardous Waste Sites: State Cleanup Status and Its Implications for Federal Policy
RCED-89-164: Published: Aug 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of state cleanups of hazardous waste sites not on the National Priorities List (NPL) and whether the cleanups met Superfund Program standards.GAO found that: (1) although 47 states reported about 28,000 known or suspected Superfund sites, many had not identified all of their sites; (2) 42 states reported inspecting about 7,800 sites and...
Ability of Underground Petroleum Storage Tank Owners to Comply With Federal Financial Responsibility Requirements
T-RCED-90-9: Published: Oct 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1989.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) requirements for underground petroleum storage tank owners to demonstrate their financial responsibility. GAO noted that EPA: (1) was gradually phasing in its requirements for tank owners to demonstrate their financial ability to clean up tank leaks and compensate anyone harmed by leaks; (2) did not defer the financial responsibility requir...
Homelessness: Additional Information on the Interagency Council on the Homeless
RCED-89-208FS: Published: Sep 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the Interagency Council on the Homeless' 1988 report to Congress.GAO found that the Council: (1) spent about $180,000 in contracts with several organizations to develop the annual report, including two commissioned studies about six states' activities and a staff study of two cities' homelessness assistance activities; (2) incorpo...
Partnership Projects: Federal Support for Public-Private Housing and Development Efforts
PEMD-89-25FS: Published: Sep 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal programs supporting public-private partnerships in housing and community development.GAO found that: (1) 9 cabinet-level departments and 7 independent agencies administered a total of 46 federal programs supporting public-private partnerships in housing and community development, with the Department of Housing and Urban Devel...
Drinking Water: Safeguards Are Not Preventing Contamination From Injected Oil and Gas Wastes
RCED-89-97: Published: Jul 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program, focusing on: (1) whether evidence exists of drinking water contamination from injection wells used in oil and gas production, known as Class II wells, and if so, the causes and actions taken to prevent similar occurrences; and (2) the degree to which states hav...