[Operation Safe Home]
B-285066.2: Published: Aug 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 2000.
GAO provided information on the gun buyback program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) under Operation Safe Home, focusing on whether the: (1) OIG has used Operation Safe Home funds for that purpose; and (2) OIG has the legal authority to use funds appropriated for Operation Safe Home for gun buyback programs. GAO noted that: (1) OIG has used $30,000 of Operation Safe Home appropriations to finance a gun buyback program in association with the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department; and (2) OIG has the authority to use funds appropriated for Operation Safe Home to fund a gun buyback program in the District of Columbia.