Community development programs (31 - 40 of 56 items)
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...
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...
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...
[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...
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...
138538: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, describes new initiatives by public and private partnerships to meet the U.S. need for low-income housing. State, local, and federal changes in tax incentives have helped community development corporations and nonprofit housing organizations to create more affordable housing and a new housing delivery system through new financing...
Estimated Employment Effects of Federal Economic Development Programs
OCE-84-4: Published: Aug 15, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO developed an econometric model to provide consistent estimates of the employment effects of GAO-surveyed economic development programs.Based on estimates from this model, GAO concluded that the programs did create jobs during the 1974-78 period. The number of jobs created varied by industrial classification and by each state's overall level of employment...
Review of the Economic and Financial Feasibility of New Community Development Projects
088987: Jul 27, 1973
No summary is currently available...