Community development (71 - 80 of 198 items)
Housing and Community Development Products, 1992-94
RCED-95-61W: Published: May 1, 1995. Publicly Released: May 1, 1995.
GAO published an index of reports and testimonies issued from January 1992 through December 1994 and a brief summary of reports and testimonies relating to: (1) public and assisted housing; (2) mortgage financing and home ownership; (3) Department of Housing and Urban Development management; (4) homelessness; (5) community development; (6) disaster assistance; (7) small business; and (8) other rel...
Community Reinvestment Act: Preliminary Results of GAO's Study on CRA Problems and Proposed Reforms
T-GGD-95-113: Published: Mar 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implementation of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). GAO noted that: (1) CRA requires bank regulators to assess banks' community lending performance during examinations; (2) community groups urged the passage of CRA to curb what they believed to be a lack of adequate investment in low- and moderate-income areas; (3) community groups have ra...
Community Development: Comprehensive Approaches Address Multiple Needs but Are Challenging to Implement
RCED/HEHS-95-69: Published: Feb 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the multifaceted approaches that community-based nonprofit organizations in Boston, Detroit, Pasadena, and the District of Columbia have taken to improve conditions in their distressed urban neighborhoods, focusing on the: (1) reasons development experts and practitioners advocate a comprehensive approach; (2) challenges community organizations wil...
Investment by an REA Cooperative
RCED/OSI-94-286R: Published: Aug 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the investment activities of a Rural Electrification Administration (REA) cooperative. GAO noted that: (1) the cooperative invested about $5.2 million in a bankrupt local company; (2) other entities invested an additional $2 million in the company; (3) the company had two tax liens filed against it for nonpayment of payroll taxes; (4) the cooperati...
Los Angeles Earthquake: Opinions of Officials on Federal Impediments to Rebuilding
RCED-94-193: Published: Jun 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed federal laws, unfunded mandates, and regulatory requirements that hinder state and local authorities from expeditiously rebuilding the areas in Southern California devastated by the January 17, 1994 earthquake.GAO found that: (1) state and local officials are encouraged by recent policy and regulatory changes made by the Federal Emergency Managem...
Weed and Seed: Program Objectives
GGD-94-128R: Published: May 10, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's Operation Weed and Seed Program, intended to help communities weed out crime and seed sites with crime prevention programs, focusing on: (1) program effectiveness; (2) communities' satisfaction with the program; (3) activity funding; and (4) the program's federal and local management structure. GAO noted t...
Housing Issues: The Housing and Community Development Act of 1994
T-RCED-94-148: Published: Mar 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1994.
GAO discussed the various impacts of H.R. 3838, the Housing and Community Development Act. GAO noted that: (1) the act could improve monitoring, foster community economic development, and decrease loan defaults by increasing the number of grants available; (2) the act would increase homelessness assistance funding and promote program consolidation; (3) although the act would further promote the me...
Community Development: Block Grant Economic Development Activities Reflect Local Priorities
RCED-94-108: Published: Feb 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, focusing on: (1) how program funds are used for economic development activities; (2) the impediments to using program funds; (3) the proper use of program funds; (4) the types and quality of jobs resulting from the program; and (5) the perfor...
Lead-Based Paint Poisoning: Children Not Fully Protected When Federal Agencies Sell Homes to Public
RCED-93-38: Published: Apr 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) have complied with the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act.GAO found that: (1) HUD regulations for federally-owned properties are limited in identifying and eliminating lead-based paint poisoning hazards; (2) HUD...
Housing and Community Development Issues
OCG-93-22TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to housing and community development.GAO noted that housing and community development issues included: (1) providing affordable housing for the nation's poor; (2) strengthening the Department of Housing and Urban Development's management; (3) controlling housing loan and lead-based paint cost exposure; (4) promoting community deve...