Office of Housing (81 - 90 of 159 items)
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...
Assisted Housing: Occupancy Restrictions On Persons With Disabilities
RCED-99-9: Published: Nov 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on Sections 651 and 658 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 and its effects on nonelderly persons with disabilities, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the occupancy policies of eligible projects restrict occupancy to the elderly and the portion of units in eligible projects actually occupied by nonelderly persons w...
Multifamily Housing: Progress Made in Establishing HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring
RCED-99-5: Published: Oct 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the status of the Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring's (OMHAR) development, focusing on: (1) its organization and staffing and how it relates to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) overall structure; (2) whether it is on schedule to meet its key operational and reporting requirements; (3) the procedures and...
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...
Home Improvement: Weaknesses in HUD's Management and Oversight of the Title I Program
RCED-98-216: Published: Jul 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) administration of the National Housing Act Title I program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the information needed to manage the program was available to HUD; (2) the extent to which HUD was overseeing the program's lenders; (3) whether options and information presented by Price Waterhous...
Housing and Community Development Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1999-2001
IAP-98-9: Published: Jul 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1998.
GAO presented its Housing and Community Development issue area plan for fiscal years 1999 through 2001.GAO plans to assess the: (1) the Department of Housing and Urban Development's actions to correct its long-standing Department-wide management deficiencies and other housing and community development agencies' efforts to improve the delivery of services, eliminate duplication, and produce long-te...
Public Housing: Impact of Designated Public Housing on Persons With Disabilities
RCED-98-160: Published: Jun 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) the impact of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 on the availability of public housing for persons with disabilities; (2) how incremental Section 8 certificates and vouchers that were made available since the passage of the 1992 act were assisting persons with disabilities seeking affordable rental housing; and (3) the number...
Homeownership: Achievements of and Challenges Faced by FHA's Single-Family Mortgage Insurance Program
T-RCED-98-217: Published: Jun 2, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1998.
GAO discussed: (1) the achievements of the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) home mortgage insurance program, including the extent that home buyers use FHA insurance, the characteristics of these home buyers--including whether they were first-time home buyers--and how many of them might also qualify for private mortgage insurance; (2) how the insurance terms available through FHA's principal...
Appraisals for FHA Single-Family Loans: Information on Selected Properties in New Jersey and Ohio
RCED-98-145R: Published: May 6, 1998. Publicly Released: May 21, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the quality of appraisals for the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) single-family loans, focusing on nine properties--six in New Jersey and three in Ohio--that GAO visited in November 1997 and January 1998, respectively.GAO noted that: (1) appraisal reports for eight of the nine properties did not reflect conditions GAO observed...
Housing Finance: FHA's Risk-Sharing Programs Offer Alternatives for Financing Affordable Multifamily Housing
RCED-98-117: Published: Apr 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO reviewed the risk-sharing demonstration programs established under section 542 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, focusing on: (1) how well the programs' goals are being met; (2) the benefits for participating financial institutions and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); and (3) opportunities for improving the programs a...