Air Force Housing:

Proposal for Financing Improvements to Family Housing

NSIAD-91-181: Published: May 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1991.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an Air Force proposal for financing both the construction of new military family housing and the renovation of existing housing, focusing on the feasibility of the proposal's approval under current federal budget guidelines.

GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Management and Budget stated that the proposal would not be approved due to federal budget guidelines requiring that the full amount of a project's obligation be accounted for in the same year; and (2) an essential element of the proposal was that the budget authority would not be accounted for in the year that funds were authorized, but in the year that payments were due.