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Post-Employment Activities of Dr. June Q. Koch, Former Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development
T-RCED-89-19: Published: Apr 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the post-employment activities of the former Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), focusing on: (1) the former official's alleged violations of the Ethics in Government Act in using her prior HUD affiliation to secure meetings with visiting Soviet delegation members on beh...
National Flood Insurance Program: Major Changes Needed if It Is To Operate Without a Federal Subsidy
RCED-83-53: Published: Jan 3, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) establishes rates for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); (2) whether it is possible to eliminate the federal subsidy and make the program self-sustaining; and (3) whether the flood insurance revolving fund is an appropriate mechanism for financing the program.GAO found that NFIP has...
Procedures for Adjusting Rents in the Section 8 Program Need Reexamination
119779: Jun 11, 1982
GAO reviewed the procedures followed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in making annual rent adjustments under its subsidized rental housing program.The program's authorizing legislation states that its rental assistance contracts shall provide for rent adjustments at least annually for units covered. HUD uses a formula approach to adjust the rents and develops annual rent a...
More Improvements Can Be Made in HUD's Research and Technology Activities
CED-80-134: Published: Aug 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
A recently completed review of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) research and technology activities focused on those activities initiated within the past 3 years. To achieve a variety of objectives, the HUD Office of Policy Development and Research (PDR) conducts extremely diverse research which includes hundreds of projects spread among many subject areas.Positive steps take...
Examination of Financial Statements of the National Flood Insurance Program as of December 31, 1977
CED-79-70: Published: Jun 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1979.
Until the end of 1977, the National Flood Insurance Program was a two-part operation. The Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) set policy, established premium rates, designated eligible areas, subsidized the insurance written, and reinsured insurers selling flood insurance. The National Flood Insurers Association (NFIA), a pool of private insurance companies, participated in the program and cond...
Improvements Are Still Needed in the Administration of the Flood Insurance Program
CED-79-58: Published: Mar 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1979.
Although 16,000 communities participated in the National Flood Insurance Program in 1978, the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) estimated that 20,000 communities are in danger of floods and should be participating in the program.Most of the resources of FIA were directed toward the mapping program. Rate maps are used to determine the actuarial insurance rates for properties in the flood hazar...
HUD's Determination To Convert from Industry to Government Operation of the National Flood Insurance Program
CED-78-122: Published: May 31, 1978. Publicly Released: May 31, 1978.
The National Flood Insurance Program was established under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 as a subsidized, Government-sponsored program designed to help owners of real or personal property purchase flood insurance. It is administered by the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA). The 1968 act authorized the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to operate the program as either...
The Financial Control over the National Flood Insurance Program
104051: Nov 9, 1977
Previous reports have called attention to numerous weaknesses in the accounting system of the National Flood Insurers Association's ability to generate accurate financial data. These weaknesses, it was advised, could adversely affect the Government's ability to determine amounts payable to the Association, determine flood insurance premium rates, prepare financial statements, and make management d...
Loss of Financial Control over the National Flood Insurance Program
101955: Apr 11, 1977
The National Flood Insurance Program, which helps owners of real or personal property to purchase flood insurance, is administered by the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Authorized insurance coverage is provided by the member companies of the National Flood Insurers Association. Weaknesses were noted in the Association's ability to g...