Housing (11 - 20 of 31 items)
Urban Action Grants: Lansing, Michigan's Grant Requires Action
RCED-89-85: Published: Apr 11, 1989. Publicly Released: May 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated a Lansing, Michigan, Urban Development Action Grant project, focusing on whether changes to the project's scope complied with the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations and procedures.GAO found that: (1) HUD approved the $3.3-million grant for financing the purchase and installation of fixed capital equipment in a techn...
Impact of the Proposed Consolidation of HUD Field Offices in the Dallas and Fort Worth, TX, Area
RCED-83-155: Published: May 19, 1983. Publicly Released: May 19, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the proposed consolidation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Dallas Area Office and Fort Worth Regional and Service Office into one office located at Fort Worth.The study showed that a $1.5 million potential cost savings projection, which was developed by the HUD Fort Worth regional staff, included personnel savings that...
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...
Additional Efforts Are Needed To Minimize Lease Guarantee Losses
CED-82-57: Published: Apr 6, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1982.
GAO evaluated the Small Business Administration's (SBA) efforts to minimize losses of lease guarantee defaults.GAO found that, for the majority of default cases, lease guarantee losses are minimized through re-rentals or settlements. However, the SBA efforts to manage some lease guarantee defaults have not been adequate to assure that its losses are minimized. SBA standard operating procedures req...
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...
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...
Similar Business Assistance Programs of Two Federal Agencies Have Potential for Duplication
CED-81-26: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1981.
The university-based management and technical assistance programs administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) were reviewed. Comparisons were made of the similarities, differences, and possible duplications between the programs.The problem-solving or counseling assistance provided under both programs is alike in many respects. The EDA p...
Financing Rural Electric Generating Facilities: A Large and Growing Activity
CED-81-14: Published: Nov 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1980.
The Rural Electrification Administration (REA), through insured and guaranteed loans, makes available billions of dollars in financing to construct electric generating and transmitting facilities to meet the increasing demands for electricity in rural areas.To gain better budgeting control and increase private credit involvement, GAO believes that changes are needed in how this financing is budget...