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Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996: Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service Has Not Yet Fully Implemented Certain Key Provisions
GAO-02-308: Published: Feb 28, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2002.
The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 seeks to maximize the collection of billions of dollars of nontax delinquent debt owed to the federal government. The act requires agencies to refer eligible debts delinquent more than 180 days to the Department of the Treasury for payment offset and to Treasury or a Treasury-designated debt collection center for cross-servicing. The Treasury Offset Pro...
HUD Management: Progress Made on Management Reforms, but Challenges Remain
GAO-02-45: Published: Oct 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2001.
In 1997, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) began a management reform effort, called the 2020 Management Reform Plan, to resolve its management and operational problems. GAO found that HUD has had some successes in implementing the management reforms, but challenges remain. Some initiatives, such as consolidating and streamlining operations, were achieved relatively quickly and...
HUD Inspector General: Actions Needed to Strengthen Management and Oversight of Operation Safe Home
GAO-01-794: Published: Jun 29, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to combat violent crime and drug trafficking in public housing through Operation Safe Home. GAO found that Operation Safe Home lacks the necessary information systems and management controls to ensure that HUD's Office of Inspector General (OIG) can readily monitor the obligation and expenditure of funds and track...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Housing and Urban Development
GAO-01-248: Published: Jan 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2001.
This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These challenges include reducing HUD's single-family insurance risk, improving HUD's rental housing assistance programs, and resolving issues related to information and financial management.Below are the reports...
HUD Management: Status of Actions to Resolve Serious Internal Control Weaknesses
GAO-01-103: Published: Oct 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2000.
This report discusses the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to resolve serious internal control weaknesses. During the past several years, serious internal control weaknesses and other deficiencies have plagued HUD's activities. In 1997, HUD announced its 2020 Management Reform Plan to overcome the agency's problems. HUD has made reasonable progress toward resolving mater...
Management Challenges: Department of Housing and Urban Development
T-RCED-00-292: Published: Sep 26, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the management challenges facing the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), focusing on: (1) HUD's progress in addressing the major management challenges identified in the past and GAO's plans for updating the risk status of HUD's programs; (2) issues HUD faces in ensuring that the reforms it has implemented are sustainable and will re...
Government-Sponsored Enterprises: Creation of a Single Housing GSE Regulator
T-GGD-00-200: Published: Sep 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the regulation of the housing government-sponsored enterprises (GSE).GAO noted that: (1) GAO supports a single housing GSE regulator for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Bank System; (2) selecting a stand-alone agency with a governing board would better ensure the independence and prominence of the regulator and allow it to act i...
Observations on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
RCED-00-211R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) although HUD did not attain all of the specific goals set in its FY 1999 annual performance plan, it generally made progress toward them, according t...
Information Security: Software Change Controls at the Department of Housing and Urban Development
AIMD-00-195R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the software change controls at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), focusing on: (1) whether key controls as described in agency policies and procedures regarding software change authorization, testing, and approval complied with federal guidance; and (2) the extent to which agencies contracted for year 2000 remediation of missio...
Single-Family Housing: Stronger Oversight of FHA Lenders Could Reduce HUD's Insurance Risk
T-RCED-00-213: Published: Jun 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) oversight of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) lenders.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's work revealed a number of weaknesses in the lender approval, monitoring, and enforcement efforts performed by HUD's headquarters and its four homeownership centers; (2) HUD's process for granting FHA-approved...