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Elderly Housing: Federal Housing Programs That Offer Assistance for the Elderly
GAO-05-174: Published: Feb 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2005.
According to the 2003 American Housing Survey sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), nearly one-third of elderly households--those whose head was age 62 or older--were experiencing housing affordability problems. Further, a congressional commission reported in 2002 that investment in affordable housing is decreasing, although the elderly population is expected to...
Multifamily Housing: Physical and Financial Condition of Mark-to-Market At-Risk Properties
GAO-02-953: Published: Sep 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2002.
In 1997, Congress established the mark-to-market program to help preserve the availability and affordability of low-income rental housing while also reducing the cost to the federal government of rental assistance provided to low-income households. The mark-to-market program was developed for multifamily properties that are both insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in the Department...
HUD Management: Progress Made on Management Reforms, but Challenges Remain
GAO-02-45: Published: Oct 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2001.
In 1997, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) began a management reform effort, called the 2020 Management Reform Plan, to resolve its management and operational problems. GAO found that HUD has had some successes in implementing the management reforms, but challenges remain. Some initiatives, such as consolidating and streamlining operations, were achieved relatively quickly and...
HUD Management: Status of Actions to Resolve Serious Internal Control Weaknesses
GAO-01-103: Published: Oct 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2000.
This report discusses the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to resolve serious internal control weaknesses. During the past several years, serious internal control weaknesses and other deficiencies have plagued HUD's activities. In 1997, HUD announced its 2020 Management Reform Plan to overcome the agency's problems. HUD has made reasonable progress toward resolving mater...
Management Challenges: GAO's Responses to HUD's Comments
RCED/AIMD-99-189: Published: Jul 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) statements regarding GAO's designation of HUD's programs as a high-risk area.GAO noted that: (1) GAO designated HUD's programs as a high-risk area in 1994 because of: (a) internal control weaknesses; (b) poorly integrated, ineffective, and generally unreliable infor...
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance: HUD's Processes for Evaluating and Using Unexpended Balances Are Ineffective
RCED-98-202: Published: Jul 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) systems for budgeting and accounting for Section 8 rental assistance funds, focusing on whether the systems ensure that unexpended Section 8 project-based funds do not reach unreasonable levels and that obligations are spent in a timely manner.GAO noted that: (1) as of September 30, 1997, HU...
Native American Housing: Homeownership Opportunities on Trust Lands Are Limited
RCED-98-49: Published: Feb 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the homeownership opportunities for Native Americans on trust lands through private, conventional lending, focusing on: (1) the number of conventional home purchase loans private lenders made to Native Americans on trust lands; (2) the major barriers to conventional home purchase lending to Native Americans on trust lands; (3) efforts to facilitate...