GAO Report Says RHS Needs More Oversight

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 1:45AM

The Rural Housing Service's (RHS) internal controls do not provide adequate oversight of rental assistance funds because RHS guidance is inadequate and tenants' incomes are not adequately verified, according to a report released today by the Government Accounting Office (GAO). In its report, the GAO recommends that the Secretary of Agriculture require that program officials establish centralized guidance on transferring unused rental assistance, improve sampling methods to select tenant household files for supervisory reviews, and improve verification of tenant information. Click here for a copy of the report.

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