Program evaluation (81 - 90 of 150 items)
Homelessness: Too Early to Tell What Kinds of Prevention Assistance Work Best
RCED-90-89: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
GAO reviewed a variety of federal, state, and local homelessness prevention program eligibility requirements and limitations.GAO found that: (1) financial resources devoted to homelessness prevention consistently fell short of demand; (2) only a few state and local organizations had the resources available to collect follow-up data needed for program evaluations; (3) homelessness prevention assist...
Partnership Projects: Federal Support for Public-Private Housing and Development Efforts
PEMD-89-25FS: Published: Sep 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal programs supporting public-private partnerships in housing and community development.GAO found that: (1) 9 cabinet-level departments and 7 independent agencies administered a total of 46 federal programs supporting public-private partnerships in housing and community development, with the Department of Housing and Urban Devel...
Foreign Assistance: The Solanda Housing Guaranty Project in Ecuador
NSIAD-86-120: Published: May 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Solanda Housing Guaranty project in Ecuador, focusing on Agency for International Development (AID) and Ecuadoran requirements for financing, design, and implementation; (2) investigated allegations that high indirect costs have unnecessarily increased the prices of Solanda units; and (3) analyzed AID-funded wood house demonstration pro...
Difficulties in Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977
OCE-86-1: Published: Nov 4, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO tried to perform an evaluation of the effectiveness, economic efficiency, and equity of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).GAO obtained some information on regulatory actions taken by the agencies responsible for CRA implementation and enforcement; however, it found it impossible to conduct a reliable evaluation of the CRA economic impact. GAO found th...
HUD's Second-Year Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act
RCED-86-22: Published: Oct 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) second-year implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 to determine the: (1) improvements in internal controls and the process used by HUD to evaluate and correct control weaknesses; (2) status of HUD accounting systems; and (3) accuracy and completeness of the Secretary's annual report on internal co...
Selection Process for Loans for Section 202 Housing for the Elderly and Handicapped
125516: Oct 31, 1984
In response to a congressional request, testimony was given on the review process used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1983 to select borrowers who received low-interest, direct loans for the construction of elderly and handicapped housing to determine whether: (1) the selection system was conducive to the efficient selection of project sponsors; and (2) allegations tha...
AID's Management of the Housing Guaranty Program
NSIAD-84-75: Published: Apr 25, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) Housing Guaranty (HG) program to assess the use of the program in an environment of high external debt, balance-of-payment difficulties, and other economic problems in recipient countries. The HG program is the U.S. Government's principal means of providing shelter assistance to developing countries and offers full repayment guaranty of...
Greater Emphasis on Occupant Responsibilities Can Reduce Military Family Housing Costs
PLRD-83-77: Published: Jun 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1983.
GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) effectiveness in identifying and assessing occupant damages to military family housing and its efficiency in operating self-help maintenance programs.GAO found that, although recent congressional legislation has provided additional authority and incentive to collect for damages, DOD remains slow in identifying occupant liability and implementing coll...
The Use of Entitlement Block Grant Funds for a New Rental Housing Block Grant Initiative
120769: Mar 9, 1983
To assist in congressional deliberations on proposed legislation for a new rental housing block grant program, GAO discussed the results of an evaluation of housing activities under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and a survey dealing with various aspects of local rental rehabilitation programs funded in part by the CDBG program. GAO found that, although nearly half of the CDB...
HUD Demonstration Programs: Their Use as a Policy Tool
IPE-83-4: Published: Mar 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined some of the characteristics of 65 demonstrations funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that were conducted between 1974 and 1981. GAO studied their nature and extent and examined their design and evaluative aspects. GAO also performed case studies of six HUD-funded demonstrations to determine whether they had been selec...