Urban development (21 - 30 of 35 items)
Interim Report on GAO's Review of the Urban Development Action Grant Program
RCED-83-126: Published: Mar 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1983.
GAO was asked to provide an interim report on major issues included in its review of the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) Program.GAO found that reasons contributing to the low level of participation in UDAG by small cities were lack of knowledge about UDAG and insufficient capacity within the city government to either carry through a UDAG application or hire an outside concern for that purpo...
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...
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...
Status of the Youngstown, Ohio, Community Development Block Grant and Urban Development Action Grant Eligibility
CED-80-121: Published: Jul 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1980.
GAO reviewed the conditions the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) placed on Youngstown, Ohio's, ability to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and its rescission of the city's eligibility for the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) Program.GAO believes HUD officials acted within their authority when they placed conditions on 1979 CDBG and rescinded the city's U...
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...
Review of Urban Development Action Grant Program
109479: May 23, 1979
The Urban Development Action Grant Program (UDAG) provides development funds to states to assist physically and economically distressed cities and urban counties. A review was made of the administration of this program by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, addressing the amount of private investment stimulated, the number of permanent jobs created or retained, and the degree to which...
Evaluation of Agency Comments on GAO's Letter Report to Congressman Harsha
CED-79-76: Published: Apr 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1979.
In January 1979, GAO issued a report reviewing processing of the application for the Oakwood apartments, near Milford, Ohio, an assisted housing project under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD did not agree with two of the four GAO recommendations, and stated that the intent of a third recommendation was unclear. GAO still believes that the changes are needed, and that HUD...
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...
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...