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Community Development Block Grants: Sources of Data on Community Income Are Limited
GAO-16-734: Published: Sep 6, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2016.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) and states' primary method for communities to demonstrate eligibility when they disagree with HUD's eligibility determination is to allow communities to conduct their own local income surveys to show that they meet the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) income threshold. HUD instructs small communities, known as nonentitlement communiti...
Community Development Block Grants: Reporting on Compliance with Limit on Funds Used for Administration Can Be Improved
GAO-13-247: Published: Mar 21, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2013.
The annual appropriation for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program allows grantees to use up to 20 percent of program funds for planning, management, and administration (collectively referred to as "administration"). Specifically, grantees may use these funds for a range of activities, including general management, oversight, and coordination; fair housing activities; preparing comm...
HUD Has Identified Performance Measures for Its Block Grant Programs, but Information on Impact Is Limited
GAO-12-575R: Published: May 15, 2012. Publicly Released: May 15, 2012.
Information on the overall effectiveness (or impact) of the CDBG and HOME programs is limited. According to HUD officials, the agency has faced challenges in evaluating the impact of CDBG and HOME because, among other things, such an evaluation would have to compare neighborhoods that received program assistance with those that did not. Our previous work has also identified the difficulties of eva...
Community Development: Federal Revitalization Programs Are Being Implemented, but Data on the Use of Tax Benefits Are Limited
GAO-04-306: Published: Mar 5, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2004.
Congress established the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community (EZ/EC) program in 1993 and the Renewal Community (RC) program in 2000 to provide assistance to the nation's distressed communities. To date, Congress has authorized three rounds of EZs, two rounds of ECs, and one round of RCs. The Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 mandated that GAO audit and report in 2004, 2007, and 2010 o...
Community Development: Weak Management Controls Compromise Integrity of Four HUD Grant Programs
RCED-99-98: Published: Apr 27, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether controls are in place to ensure that block grant programs' objectives are being achieved and that funds are being managed appropriately, focusing on whether: (1) the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) on-site monitoring of grantees under the Grants Management System is adequate; and (2) the Integrated Disburs...
Community Development: Progress on Economic Development Activities Varies Among the Empowerment Zones
RCED-99-29: Published: Nov 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community program, focusing on the: (1) progress made by the federal empowerment zones in implementing the program; (2) steps taken by the two responsible federal agencies--the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA)--to monitor and evaluate the existing zones' p...
HUD: Inventory of Self-Sufficiency and Economic Opportunity Programs
RCED-97-191R: Published: Jul 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) an inventory, as of June 10, 1997, of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) self-sufficiency and economic opportunity programs and demonstrations that are designed to assist tenants of public and assisted housing or low- and moderate-income residents of certain geographic areas; and (2) information on how two of HUD's self-su...
Portfolio Reengineering: Properties Unable to Cover Operating Expenses at Market Rents
RCED-97-202R: Published: Jul 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on properties that would be unable to cover operating expenses with market-level rents on the basis of GAO's analysis of Ernst and Young LLP's 1996 study on the effects of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposal for restructuring the insured Section 8 portfolio, focusing on the: (1) basic methodology used in Ern...
Housing and Community Development Products, 1995
RCED-96-248W: Published: Aug 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1996.
GAO presented a listing of testimonies and reports issued from January 1995 to December 1995 on housing and community development programs and other related topics...
Lead-Based Paint Poisoning: Children Not Fully Protected When Federal Agencies Sell Homes to Public
RCED-93-38: Published: Apr 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) have complied with the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act.GAO found that: (1) HUD regulations for federally-owned properties are limited in identifying and eliminating lead-based paint poisoning hazards; (2) HUD...