Urban development programs (1 - 10 of 39 items)
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...
Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Program: Improvements Occurred in Communities, but the Effect of the Program Is Unclear
GAO-06-727: Published: Sep 22, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2006.
The Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Community (EZ/EC) program is one of the most recent large-scale federal effort intended to revitalize impoverished urban and rural communities. There have been three rounds of EZs and two rounds of ECs, all of which are scheduled to end no later than December 2009. The Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 mandated that GAO audit and report in 2004, 2007, and 201...
Community Development: Extent of Federal Influence on 'Urban Sprawl' Is Unclear
RCED-99-87: Published: Apr 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the contribution of federal programs and policies to urban sprawl, focusing on: (1) the origins and implications of urban sprawl; (2) evidence that exists on the influence of federal programs and policies on urban sprawl; and (3) regulatory review and coordination mechanisms evaluating and mitigating the effects of federal actions on urban sprawl.G...
Housing and Community Development Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-18: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Housing and Community Development issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to: (1) analyze proposals to dismantle or reorganize the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the HUD fiscal year (FY) 1997 budget request, the Federal Housing Agency's (FHA) mission and operations, and HUD contracting practices and contract administration; (2) evaluate pr...
Community Development: Reuse of Urban Industrial Sites
RCED-95-172: Published: Jun 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on brownfields, focusing on: (1) the extent and nature of abandoned industrial sites in distressed urban communities and the barriers brownfields present to redevelopment efforts; and (2) federal initiatives aimed at helping communities overcome obstacles to reusing brownfield sites.GAO found that: (1) while no national inventory of bro...
Weed and Seed: Program Objectives
GGD-94-128R: Published: May 10, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's Operation Weed and Seed Program, intended to help communities weed out crime and seed sites with crime prevention programs, focusing on: (1) program effectiveness; (2) communities' satisfaction with the program; (3) activity funding; and (4) the program's federal and local management structure. GAO noted t...
Urban Action Grants: Information on Resident and Business Relocation From Poletown Project
RCED-90-48FS: Published: Nov 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Central Industrial Park Project to prepare a site for an automotive assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, focusing on: (1) demographic data on the project area, known as Poletown; and (2) federal funding of relocation efforts and the results of those efforts.GAO noted that: (1) prior to the project's commencement, th...
Urban Action Grants: An Analysis of Eligibility and Selection Criteria, and Program Results
RCED-89-143: Published: Jul 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the standards and criteria that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) used to measure the comparative degree of economic distress of urban areas and subsequently select projects for its Urban Development Action Grant program.GAO found that: (1) HUD based areas' grant eligibility on their meeting three or four of seven distress me...
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...