Housing (21 - 30 of 31 items)
Criteria for Participation in the Urban Development Action Grant Program Should Be Refined
CED-80-80: Published: Mar 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1980.
The Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Urban Development Action Grant Program helps revitalize severely distressed cities by using public funds to attract private investment in industrial, commercial, or neighborhood projects. About $1.5 billion has been provided for the program through fiscal year 1980. The Housing and Community Development Act of 1977, which established the program, did not s...
The Surety Bond Guarantee Program: Significant Changes Are Needed in its Management
CED-80-34: Published: Dec 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1980.
The Surety Bond Guarantee Program of the Small Business Administration (SBA) was established to guarantee up to 90 percent of a surety company's losses on bonds issued to small businesses which could not obtain bonding without the guarantee. From its inception in 1971, the program guaranteed more than 91,000 contracts totaling $6.3 billion. GAO evaluated the management of the program.SBA has not m...
Use of Other Federal Grant-In-Aid Programs To Meet the Local Matching Requirement of the Land and Water Conservation Fund
CED-80-23: Published: Nov 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1979.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (LWCF) provides grants to States and local governments for planning, acquiring, and developing outdoor recreation projects. The Act restricts LWCF grants to 50 percent of the project cost, requires the State or local government to finance the remaining share, and prohibits the use of other Federal grant funds to satisfy the local matching share requ...
Survey of the Economic Development Administration's Implementation of the Title IX Program
CED-79-104: Published: Jun 28, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1979.
The Title IX Special Economic Development and Adjustment Assistance Program was designed to save or create jobs and stimulate the economy of depressed areas. Nationwide, communities received 243 grants totalling about $311 million through fiscal year 1978. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has the responsibility for implementing the Title IX program, which requires that grant recipient...
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...
Improvements Needed in Selecting and Processing Urban Development Action Grants
CED-79-64: Published: Mar 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1979.
An examination of the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) Program focused on application review and approval procedures at Housing and Urban Development (HUD) headquarters for 18 selected grants from the April 6, July 11, and August 2, 1978, funding rounds. The 154 grants awarded on those dates were the first grants awarded under the UDAG program. The basis for grant approval, rejection, and hol...
Domestic Housing and Community Development: Issues for Planning
CED-79-44: Published: Feb 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1979.
The critical housing and community development issues facing the nation are identified. Of the 19 areas of concern, 8 are considered to be priority areas. The following housing-related priority areas are: evaluation of the nation's efforts to house lower-income families; minimizing subsidized housing operating costs and improving management; evaluation of federal efforts to encourage the productio...
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...
HUD Needs To Better Assess Financial Soundness of Multifamily Residential Projects Before Insuring Them
CED-78-70: Published: Mar 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1978.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) began insuring multifamily housing projects in 1938 and, in 1954, began implementing subsidized multifamily housing programs to enable low- and moderate-income families to improve their housing conditions.Recently HUD has incurred many financial losses due to mortgage defaults, foreclosures, and assignments on its multifamily loan insurance pro...
Planning Federal Assistance to Communities Affected by the Trident Submarine Base, Washington State
LCD-77-320: Published: Jun 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1977.
The Congress authorized funds to communities to expand facilities and services needed for new workers and families when the Trident submarine base becomes operational in the 1980's.Under existing Federal programs, the Secretary of Defense provides financial aid to other departments and agencies for planning, construction, and/or subsidies of schools, roads, water and sewer systems, low-rent housin...