Program evaluation (61 - 70 of 150 items)
HUD Management: Impact Measurement Needed for Technical Assistance
GAO-02-1109T: Published: Sep 17, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 2002.
This testimony discusses the results of GAO's review of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) technical assistance and capacity-building programs. Technical assistance programs can be defined as training designed to improve the performance or management of program recipients, such as teaching one-on-one procurement regulations to housing authority staff. Capacity building can be...
Public Housing: HUD and Public Housing Agencies' Experiences with Fiscal Year 2000 Plan Requirements
GAO-02-572: Published: May 31, 2002. Publicly Released: May 31, 2002.
The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 was designed to improve the quality of public housing and the lives of its residents. Since fiscal year 2000, housing agencies managing low-rent or tenant-based Section 8 units have been required to develop and submit five-year and annual plans. As of January 2002, 98 percent of public housing agency plans for fiscal year 2000 had been submit...
Homelessness: Improving Program Coordination and Client Access to Programs
GAO-02-485T: Published: Mar 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2002.
Many people are homeless for only a short time and get back on their feet with minimal assistance, but others are chronically homeless and need intensive and ongoing assistance. Fifty federal programs exist to help the homeless with housing. Sixteen of these are targeted exclusively to the homeless, and the others are mainstream programs. Targeted programs were funded at $1.7 billion in fiscal yea...
Federal Housing Assistance: Comparing the Characteristics and Costs of Housing Programs
GAO-02-76: Published: Jan 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2002.
For more than 60 years, the federal government has sought to improve the condition and reduce the cost of rental housing for poor Americans. In fiscal year 1999, 5.2 million low-income households received $28.7 billion in federal housing assistance through more than a dozen programs. Despite this assistance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 9 million other very-...
Department of Housing and Urban Development: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-833: Published: Jul 6, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year 2000 performance report and fiscal year 2002 performance plan to assess the agency's progress in achieving selected key outcomes important to the agency's mission. GAO found that although HUD did not attain all of the goals pertaining to the selected key outcomes in its fiscal year 2000 annual performance plan,...
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...
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...
Homelessness: State and Local Efforts to Integrate and Evaluate Homeless Assistance Programs
RCED-99-178: Published: Jun 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO described some notable examples of efforts by states or localities to: (1) link and integrate their homeless assistance programs with mainstream systems; and (2) measure and evaluate outcomes for their homeless assistance programs.GAO noted that: (1) among the sites GAO visited, there were several notable examples of state and local efforts to link and inte...
Homelessness: Overview of Current Issues and GAO Studies
T-RCED-99-125: Published: Mar 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its recently issued report and its ongoing and planned body of work on homelessness.GAO noted that: (1) last month, GAO completed a study identifying key federal programs that could potentially serve the homeless; (2) GAO found that both the targeted and nontargeted programs provide an array of services, such as housing, health care, job training,...
Homelessness: Coordination and Evaluation of Programs Are Essential
RCED-99-49: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal approach to meeting the needs of the homeless, focusing on: (1) identifying and describing characteristics of the federal programs specifically targeted, or reserved, for the homeless, and key nontargeted programs available to assist low-income people generally; (2) identifying the amounts and types of funding for these programs in fisc...