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Rural Housing Service: Updated Guidance and Additional Monitoring Needed for Rental Assistance Distribution Process
GAO-04-937: Published: Sep 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2004.
The Rural Housing Service's (RHS) Section 521 rental assistance program provides rental subsidies for about 250,000 rural tenants. Because the program has a waiting list of 80,000 eligible tenants and there are over 1.3 million rural low-income renters eligible for housing subsidies, it is important to effectively distribute resources to extend assistance to as many needy tenants as possible. Ther...
Survey of State and Local Offices Administering Section 521 Rental Assistance, an E-supplement to GAO-04-937
GAO-04-978SP: Published: Sep 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2004.
This is a companion report for GAO-04-937. This document presents the results of GAO's survey of the Rural Housing Service's (RHS) state and local offices administering the Section 521 Rental Assistance Program. The purpose of the survey was to determine (1) how RHS distributes rental assistance through state and local offices, (2) how RHS monitors the rental assistance distribution process, and (...
Department of Housing and Urban Development: Lack of Accountability for Computer Equipment Leaves These Assets Vulnerable to Loss or Misappropriation
GAO-04-520R: Published: Apr 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2004.
In testimony in October 2002 and in a report issued in April 2003 we raised concerns about the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) accountability for computers and computer-related equipment bought with government purchase cards. Our review identified a large volume of computers and computer-related purchases for which HUD did not have adequate supporting documentation. In addition...
HUD Single-Family and Multifamily Property Programs: Inadequate Controls Resulted in Questionable Payments and Potential Fraud
GAO-04-390: Published: Mar 3, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2004.
In our 2003 performance and accountability report on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), we continued to identify HUD's single-family (SF) mortgage insurance program as highrisk --an area we have found to be at high risk for fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Also, for years, GAO and HUD's Office of Inspector General (OIG) have reported weaknesses in HUD's contract administ...
Financial Management: Information on the Mandated Transfer of HUD's Appropriation Law Function to the Chief Financial Officer
GAO-04-272R: Published: Nov 21, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2003.
The Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2003 (the Appropriation Act) gave HUD's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), in consultation with the HUD Budget Officer, the "sole authority" to investigate potential or actual violations under the Anti- Deficiency Act and all other statutes and regulations related to the obligation...
Rural Housing Service: Opportunities to Improve Management
GAO-03-911T: Published: Jun 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2003.
Federal housing assistance in rural America dates back to the 1930s, when most rural residents worked on farms. Without electricity, telephone service, or good roads connecting residents to population centers, residents were comparatively isolated and their access to credit was generally poor. These conditions led Congress to authorize separate housing assistance for rural residents, to be adminis...
Department of Housing and Urban Development: Status of Efforts to Implement an Integrated Financial Management System
GAO-03-447R: Published: Apr 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2003.
Weaknesses in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) financial management systems have been a long-standing challenge for the department and have contributed to our designating two of its major programs areas as high-risk and the financial management information systems in particular as a major management challenge. While some progress has been made, both GAO and the HUD Office of...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Housing and Urban Development
GAO-03-103: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
This report addresses the major management challenges and program risks facing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as it works to carry out its multiple and highly diverse missions. The report discusses the actions that HUD has taken and that are under way to address the challenges GAO identified in its Performance and Accountability Series 2 years ago. Also, GAO summarizes...
Financial Management: Strategies to Address Improper Payments at HUD, Education, and Other Federal Agencies
GAO-03-167T: Published: Oct 3, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 2002.
This testimony discusses (1) how internal control weaknesses make the departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Education vulnerable to, and in some cases have resulted in, improper and questionable payments and (2) strategies these and other federal agencies can use to better manage their improper payments. Despite a climate of increased scrutiny, most improper payments associated wi...
HUD Management: HUD's High-Risk Program Areas and Management Challenges
GAO-02-869T: Published: Jul 24, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2002.
This testimony discusses the high-risk program areas and management challenges at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For many years, management and oversight weaknesses have made its programs vulnerable to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. The current administration has placed improving HUD's management among its highest priorities and wants to remove the high-risk design...