ERIC Number: ED328649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Homelessness: Access to McKinney Act Programs Improved but Better Oversight Needed. Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Affairs, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Resources, Community, and Economic Development Div.
The objectives of this study were to determine the following: (1) what actions Federal agencies have taken to reduce or eliminate barriers to obtaining and using funds provided by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act; (2) the adequacy of Federal program oversight; and (3) the status of program expenditure rates. The programs reviewed are ones administered by the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Health and Human Services (HHS), Education, and Labor, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The report finds that HUD, HHS, Education, and Labor have made progress in easing barriers identified as impediments to providers obtaining and using McKinney Act funds. However, HUD and Education have not adequately monitored their McKinney Act programs and therefore cannot be assured that the programs comply with the McKinney Act and Federal rules and regulations. Efforts are underway at HUD, Education, Labor, and FEMA to improve monitoring and/or to conduct program evaluations. In addition, HUD, HHS, and Education officials are aware that some program recipients have not spent large portions of their fiscal year 1987-88 funds. These officials are urged to monitor all program expenditure rates. Recommendations to the Department Secretaries and the FEMA Director and four appendixes are included. (AF)
Descriptors: Eligibility, Emergency Programs, Expenditures, Government Role, Homeless People, Human Services, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Social Services
U.S. General Accounting Office, Post Office Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (1-5 copies free, additional copies $2.00 each, 25% discount on orders for 100 or more).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Resources, Community, and Economic Development Div.
Identifiers: Program Monitoring; Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987