Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary: Homeowners Assistance Program--Application Processing
GAO-10-422R: Feb 16, 2010
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary's (OSD) new rule on the Homeowners Assistance Program application processing. GAO found that (1) the interim final rule expands the Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) to provide assistance to wounded members of the Armed Forces (30 percent or greater disability), surviving spouses of fallen warriors, wounded DoD civilian homeowners reassigned in furtherance of medical treatment or rehabilitation or due to retirement in connection with their disability, Base Realignment and Closure 2005 impacted homeowners relocating during the mortgage crisis, and Service member homeowners undergoing Permanent Change of Station moves during the mortgage crisis; and (2) with the exception of the effective date, OSD complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.