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HUD Needs To Better Determine Extent of Community Block Grants' Lower Income Benefits
RCED-83-15: Published: Nov 3, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1982.
GAO conducted a review to determine whether the information which the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) uses accurately reflects the extent to which the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program meets its legislative objective of benefiting lower income persons.HUD has a basic responsibility for overseeing how entitled cities use their block grants and for reporting to Congr...
HUD Community Development Block Grant Program
115545: Jun 11, 1981
The Community Development Block Grant Program was designed to provide grantees with flexibility in operating their own programs. The proper degree of local flexibility as opposed to Federal limitations is subject to considerable debate. Clearly, there are tradeoffs involved. There is a delicate balance between the proper degree of local discretion and Federal controls. While greater local discreti...
The Community Development Block Grant Program Can Be More Effective in Revitalizing the Nation's Cities
CED-81-76: Published: Apr 30, 1981. Publicly Released: May 4, 1981.
The Community Development Block Grant Program allows cities to undertake a wide variety of activities to provide decent housing, jobs, and neighborhoods for their residents. Funds can be used for the acquisition and disposition of property, street improvements, water and sewer facilities, the rehabilitation of private properties, public services and parks, playgrounds, and other recreational facil...
Analysis of Community Development Block Grant Drawdown Rates
CED-80-137: Published: Aug 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1980.
GAO reviewed the drawdown rates at which entitlement grantees are spending the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant funds.GAO found that: (1) there was a backlog of about $3.4 billion in unspent block grant funds for formula entitlement grantees as of April 30, 1980; (2) HUD has taken a number of actions both internally and with grantees to promote...
Status of the Youngstown, Ohio, Community Development Block Grant and Urban Development Action Grant Eligibility
CED-80-121: Published: Jul 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1980.
GAO reviewed the conditions the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) placed on Youngstown, Ohio's, ability to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and its rescission of the city's eligibility for the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) Program.GAO believes HUD officials acted within their authority when they placed conditions on 1979 CDBG and rescinded the city's U...
District of Columbia Use of Federal Community Development Block Grant Funds
109141: Apr 19, 1979
A survey of the District of Columbia's housing activities, including the Community Development Block Grant Program was discontinued because continued work would duplicate a review planned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).Improvement is needed in identifying and solving the housing problems in the city. According to the available statistical data, a serious problem exists be...
The Community Development Block Grant Program: Discretionary Grant Funds Not Always Given to the Most Promising Small City Programs
CED-78-157: Published: Aug 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1978.
Under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant program, nonmetropolitan communities receive discretionary grants in accordance with an application rating and approval procedure. Two primary rating factors are: (1) the extent that the project supports the expansion or conservation of low- and moderate-income housing; and (2) the extent that the proje...
Management and Evaluation of the Community Development Block Grant Program Need To Be Strengthened
CED-78-160: Published: Aug 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1978.
The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 requires communities to certify in their applications for grants that their community development programs are developed in accordance with the Act's statutory objectives and requires grantees to provide HUD with an annual performance report concerning activities under the programs and their assessment of how the activities relate to objectives.HUD...
Progress Being Made in Implementing the Community Development Block Grant Program
CED-78-30: Published: Jan 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1978.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is required to determine whether grantees have a continuing capacity to carry out their approved community development programs in a timely manner. However, some communities have budgeted funds for the same projects in their first-year, second-year, and third-year applications in spite of the fact that, at the time third-year funds were request...
Why the Formula for Allocating Community Development Block Grant Funds Should Be Improved
CED-77-2: Published: Dec 6, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1976.
A review of the formula used to allocate Community Development Block Grant funds by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) revealed inequities. In the Block Grants program, funds for the improvement of urban communities were to be allocated according to a needs formula based on population, overcrowded housing, and the extent of poverty.In determining poverty, which receives a double...