Housing programs (21 - 30 of 51 items)
Housing and Community Development Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-95-15: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Housing and Community Development issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to assess the: (1) restructuring of federal housing and community development agencies to improve service delivery, eliminate duplication, and produce cost savings; (2) improvement of federal oversight of housing and community development services to reduce fraud, waste, abuse, and mism...
Housing Issues: The Housing and Community Development Act of 1994
T-RCED-94-148: Published: Mar 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1994.
GAO discussed the various impacts of H.R. 3838, the Housing and Community Development Act. GAO noted that: (1) the act could improve monitoring, foster community economic development, and decrease loan defaults by increasing the number of grants available; (2) the act would increase homelessness assistance funding and promote program consolidation; (3) although the act would further promote the me...
Community Development: Block Grant Economic Development Activities Reflect Local Priorities
RCED-94-108: Published: Feb 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, focusing on: (1) how program funds are used for economic development activities; (2) the impediments to using program funds; (3) the proper use of program funds; (4) the types and quality of jobs resulting from the program; and (5) the perfor...
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...
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...
The Urban Development Action Grant Application Selection System: Basis, Criticisms, and Alternatives
RCED-85-77: Published: Mar 11, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) application selection system. Specifically, GAO was asked to review the selection system's effect on metropolitan communities' participation in the program and to analyze the funding system.GAO found that recent selection system changes in UDAG funding...
Michigan's Early Implementation of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program
122868: Nov 4, 1983
GAO reviewed Michigan's implementation of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program and compared Michigan's activities under the program in 1982 with those of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1981.GAO found that the 1981 HUD- and 1982 State-administered programs allocated similar amounts for Small Cities Program projects. However, GAO observed several diffe...