Community development (81 - 90 of 198 items)
Community Development: Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Should Improve Program Management
RCED-92-174: Published: Jul 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation and its NeighborWorks organizations, focusing on: (1) the oversight of local neighborhood organizations; (2) grant management practices; and (3) competition requirements for contracting for goods and professional services.GAO found that: (1) 94 percent of the Corporation's 1992 budget came fr...
Housing and Community Development Products 1990-91
RCED-92-111: Published: Mar 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1992.
GAO presented an index of reports and testimonies it issued between January 1990 and December 1991 related to housing and community development issues.GAO presented a brief synopsis of reports and testimonies relating to: (1) homeownership assistance; (2) rental and public housing; (3) homelessness; (4) community development; (5) small and minority businesses; and (6) disaster assistance...
Community Development: HUD Oversight of the Dallas Block Grant Program Needs Improvement
RCED-92-3: Published: Nov 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided adequate oversight of the Dallas Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, focusing on HUD monitoring of the city's: (1) timely expenditure of CDBG funds; (2) use of CDBG funds to enforce housing codes; (3) control over subrecipients; and (4) accounting and planning an...
[Comments on Use of CDBG Funds to Match EDA Economic Adjustment Grant]
B-239907: Published: Jul 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1991.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to match an Economic Development Administration economic adjustment grant. GAO noted that the Department of Housing and Urban Development's attempt to apply CDBG program rules to Buffalo's economic adjustment grant caused an irreconcilable conflict which ultimately necessitated breaki...
Community Development: Oversight of Block Grant Monitoring Needs Improvement
RCED-91-23: Published: Jan 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1991.
GAO reviewed how three Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) field offices monitored entitlement grantees of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).GAO found that: (1) inadequate supervisory and evidentiary control guidance contributed to HUD weaknesses in monitoring entitlement grantees; (2) audit working papers did not adequately document the conclusions reached during on-site mon...
Rural Development: Problems and Progress of Colonia Subdivisions Near Mexico Border
RCED-91-37: Published: Nov 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on nine counties in the four states bordering Mexico, focusing on the: (1) number, location, and water and sewer problems of colonias, generally characterized as unincorporated subdivisions featuring substandard housing, inadequate roads and drainage, and substandard water and sewer facilities; (2) state and local efforts to address wat...
Impact of FHA Loan Policy Changes on Financial Losses and Homebuyers
T-RCED-90-95: Published: Jul 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1990.
GAO discussed the impact of proposed policy changes to the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund on the Fund's cash position. GAO found that: (1) raising the mortgage ceiling to 95 percent of a state's median house price would have the greatest positive effect on the Fund's cash balance; (2) raising the mortgage ceiling will also generate the most new business...
Urban Action Grants: Information on Resident and Business Relocation From Poletown Project
RCED-90-48FS: Published: Nov 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Central Industrial Park Project to prepare a site for an automotive assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, focusing on: (1) demographic data on the project area, known as Poletown; and (2) federal funding of relocation efforts and the results of those efforts.GAO noted that: (1) prior to the project's commencement, th...
Urban Action Grants: An Analysis of Eligibility and Selection Criteria, and Program Results
RCED-89-143: Published: Jul 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the standards and criteria that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) used to measure the comparative degree of economic distress of urban areas and subsequently select projects for its Urban Development Action Grant program.GAO found that: (1) HUD based areas' grant eligibility on their meeting three or four of seven distress me...
Community Development: Distribution of Small Cities Funds by Pennsylvania
RCED-89-111: Published: May 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methodology: (1) Pennsylvania used to distribute Small Cities and Community Development Block Grant Program funds; and (2) the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Pennsylvania used to develop low- and moderate-income population statistics.GAO found that: (1) Pennsylvania's methodology for estimating the percentage of low- a...