GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS): A computer system for the input, storage, processing, applications development, retrieval, and maintenance of information about the points, lines, and areas that represent the streets and roads, rivers, railroads, geographic entities, and other features on the surface of the earth — information that previously was available only on paper maps.
GEOCODING: The process of identifying the coordinates of a location given its address.
GIS: See GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS.
GOVERNMENT SPONSORED ENTERPRISE (GSE): HUD regulates two housing-related government-sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were chartered by Congress to create a secondary market for residential mortgage loans. They are considered "government-sponsored" because Congress authorized their creation and established their public purposes.
GROSS ANNUAL INCOME: the total income, before taxes and other deductions, received by all members of the tenant’s household. There shall be included in this total income all wages, social security payments, retirement benefits, military and veteran's disability payments, unemployment benefits, welfare benefits, interest and dividend payments and such other income items as the Secretary considers appropriate.