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Housing Finance: Improving the Federal Home Loan Bank System's Affordable Housing Program
RCED-95-82: Published: Jun 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Home Loan (FHL) Bank System's implementation of the Affordable Housing Program (AHP), focusing on: (1) how the program's funds have been used to support affordable housing initiatives; (2) how the program has been administered; and (3) what opportunities exist for program improvement.GAO found that: (1) the FHL Bank System provided ne...
Lead-Based Paint Poisoning: Children Not Fully Protected When Federal Agencies Sell Homes to Public
RCED-93-38: Published: Apr 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) have complied with the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act.GAO found that: (1) HUD regulations for federally-owned properties are limited in identifying and eliminating lead-based paint poisoning hazards; (2) HUD...
Public Housing: Housing Persons With Mental Disabilities With the Elderly
RCED-92-81: Published: Aug 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues concerning housing nonelderly, mentally disabled persons in subsidized housing for the elderly, focusing on: (1) the problems associated with mingling the two populations; (2) screening mentally disabled applicants; (3) delivering mental health services and the need for additional support services; (4) laws and regulations governing placemen...
Coast Guard: Housing Acquisition Needs Have Not Been Adequately Justified
RCED-92-159: Published: May 19, 1992. Publicly Released: May 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Coast Guard's nine housing acquisition projects from 1990 through 1992 to determine whether the Coast Guard followed requirements to: (1) demonstrate the existence of a housing shortage; (2) ensure that it selects the least costly alternative for providing housing to its members; and (3) periodically reassess the local housing market.GAO found...
Public and Assisted Housing: Linking Housing and Supportive Services to Promote Self-Sufficiency
RCED-92-142BR: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the implications of linking federal housing assistance to supportive services to promote economic self-sufficiency for lower-income families.GAO found that: (1) the National Affordable Housing Act does not explicitly define the terms self-sufficiency and economic independence but implies that these conditions have been attained when a family u...
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation: Potential Role in the Delivery of Credit for Rural Housing
RCED-91-180: Published: Aug 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's (Farmer Mac) actions to establish a secondary market for rural housing loans, including the development of standards to govern the quality of those loans; (2) Farmer Mac's potential role in facilitating the delivery of credit for rural housing; and (3) barriers Farmer Mac may face...
Public Housing: Management Issues Pertaining to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
RCED-91-70: Published: Mar 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's (BMHA): (1) voluntary 3-year compliance agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and whether it could correct leasing practices that violated title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; (2) reasons for its high vacancy rate; and (3) justification for its high number of employees.GA...
Housing for the Elderly: HUD Policy Decisions Delay Section 202 Construction Starts
RCED-91-4: Published: Jan 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) processing of section 202 projects for constructing rental housing for the elderly and handicapped, focusing on: (1) increases in project processing time; (2) the need for additional sponsor contributions to cover project development costs; (3) field offices' interpretation of cost-containment...
Federal Housing Administration: Monitoring of Single Family Mortgages Needs Improvement
RCED-91-11: Published: Feb 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) Section 203(b) mortgage insurance program for single family homes, focusing on how FHA field offices monitored the processing and approval of program participant applications.GAO found that: (1) because FHA lacked a comprehensive description of monitoring program activities, GAO identified and reviewed 25 monitoring activities which FHA used...
Homelessness: Access to McKinney Act Programs Improved but Better Oversight Needed
RCED-91-29: Published: Dec 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' administration of 14 programs established by the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, focusing on: (1) actions to eliminate or reduce barriers to obtain and use program funds; (2) program oversight; and (3) program expenditures.GAO found that: (1) the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Health and Human Services (HHS)...