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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed existing federal policies relating to home construction, with special emphasis on exploring alternatives for reviving the homebuilding and forest products industries. The objectives of the review were to: (1) examine the nature and extent of the problems facing the homebuilding and forest products industries; (2) identify reasonable alternatives for providing short-term stimulus for the industries; and (3) evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each alternate method.

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