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Rental Housing Assistance: Policy Decisions and Market Factors Explain Changes in the Costs of the Section 8 Programs
GAO-06-405: Published: Apr 28, 2006. Publicly Released: May 30, 2006.
Annual appropriations for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 programs--a key federal tool for subsidizing rents of low-income households--have increased sharply in recent years, raising concerns about their cost. Section 8 pays the difference between a unit's rent and the household's payment (generally 30 percent of adjusted income). Section 8 includes a voucher prog...
Public Housing: HOPE VI Resident Issues and Changes in Neighborhoods Surrounding Grant Sites
GAO-04-109: Published: Nov 21, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 2003.
Congress established the HOPE VI program in 1992 to revitalize severely distressed public housing by demolition, rehabilitation, or replacement of sites. In fiscal years 1993-2001, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded approximately $4.5 billion for 165 HOPE VI revitalization grants to public housing authorities (grantees). GAO was asked to examine (1) the types of housing...
Public Housing: Small and Larger Agencies Have Similar Views on Many Recent Housing Reforms
GAO-04-19: Published: Oct 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 2003.
In response to long-standing concerns, HUD initiated efforts to improve the administration of its programs in 1997, and Congress passed the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) in 1998. The act contains over 80 reforms that affect two key rental housing assistance programs: the low-rent housing program (also referred to as public housing) and the Housing Choice Voucher program (form...
Federal Housing Assistance: Comparing the Characteristics and Costs of Housing Programs
GAO-02-76: Published: Jan 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2002.
For more than 60 years, the federal government has sought to improve the condition and reduce the cost of rental housing for poor Americans. In fiscal year 1999, 5.2 million low-income households received $28.7 billion in federal housing assistance through more than a dozen programs. Despite this assistance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 9 million other very-...
HUD Reform Act: Information on the Department's Response to the Act's Requirements
RCED-00-91: Published: Mar 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) complied with the HUD Reform Act of 1989 in fiscal years 1997 and 1998, focusing on HUD's actions in response to: (1) title I of the Reform Act, which is the title principally concerned with addressing the ethics, management and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issues r...
Tax Credits: The Use of Tenant-Based Assistance in Tax-Credit-Supported Properties
RCED-99-279R: Published: Sep 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on several issues that the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Policy Development and Research is studying in connection with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, focusing on: (1) the number of properties and households that received rental assistance through the program; (2) the characteristics of households t...
Homelessness: Coordination and Evaluation of Programs Are Essential
RCED-99-49: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal approach to meeting the needs of the homeless, focusing on: (1) identifying and describing characteristics of the federal programs specifically targeted, or reserved, for the homeless, and key nontargeted programs available to assist low-income people generally; (2) identifying the amounts and types of funding for these programs in fisc...
Welfare Reform: Effect on HUD's Housing Subsidies Is Difficult to Estimate
RCED-99-14: Published: Dec 7, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on welfare reform's financial impact on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) budget, focusing on what: (1) studies have been done on welfare reform's financial impact on public and assisted housing; and (2) methodological and data issues, if any, arise when researchers estimate welfare reform's financial impact on low...
Housing for the Elderly: Information on HUD's Section 202 and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs
RCED-98-11: Published: Nov 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the similarities and differences between the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program and HOME Investment Partnership Program, focusing on: (1) the amount and types of new multifamily rental housing that each program has provided for the elderly; (2) the sources of each program's fun...
Public Housing: Status of the HOPE VI Demonstration Program
RCED-97-44: Published: Feb 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) HOPE VI-Urban Revitalization Demonstration Program, focusing on: (1) the expenditures and activities for HOPE VI projects funded with appropriations for fiscal years 1993-1995; (2) whether HUD has identified innovative or successful approaches taken by housing authorities to impl...