Community development programs (41 - 50 of 56 items)
States' Early Implementation of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program
120768: Mar 9, 1983
To assist a congressional subcommittee in its consideration of the reauthorization of the Community Development Block Grant Program, GAO assessed preliminary results of seven States' implementation of the Small Cities Block Grant Program as authorized by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981. GAO reported that all seven States obtained public comments in designing their Small Cities Progra...
Views on Proposed Revisions to the Regulations Governing the Community Development Block Grant Program
120230: Dec 7, 1982
GAO discussed the impact of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's recently proposed revisions to the regulations governing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. GAO directed its remarks to proposed changes in the regulation which: (1) eliminate the application review process; (2) may lessen the emphasis on low- and moderate-income benefits; and (3) impair the ability of...
Meeting Application and Review Requirements for Block Grants Under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
RED-76-106: Published: Jun 23, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
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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-Proposed Legislative Changes to Section 203 of the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978
119698: Sep 30, 1982
GAO reviewed the implementation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy to attach section 8 subsidies to the sales of acquired multifamily housing projects to insure their continued availability to low- and moderate-income tenants. Specifically, the review determined the cost and effectiveness of the policy and whether other less costly, but effective, sales methods were ad...
Duplicative and Unnecessary Renovations Made in the HUD-Subsidized Concord Commons Apartments in Rockford, IL
CED-82-67: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed duplicative and unnecessary repairs approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at an apartment complex in Rockford, Illinois.Although HUD spent about $1 million to renovate more than half of the apartments at the complex during 1978 and 1979, all of the apartments are being renovated again by the Rockford Housing Developm...
District Could Get More for Urban Renewal Property, but HUD Debt Will Be Repaid
GGD-82-32: Published: Mar 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1982.
GAO was requested to examine selected aspects of the District of Columbia's urban renewal property disposition activity.The review showed that District urban renewal property sales should generate sufficient revenues to satisfy the remaining indebtedness to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). However, GAO is not certain that the District is receiving the best possible price for...
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...
Domestic Housing and Community Development Issues for Planning
CED-80-139: Published: Sep 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1980.
Many serious housing and community development problems face the United States during the 1980's. The number of households will increase 19 percent during the 1980's, placing greater demand on the housing supply. Americans continue to migrate to the South and West, and increasingly to rural areas. Population redistribution is responsible for a wide range of present urban problems, such as the conc...