Urban development (21 - 30 of 42 items)
Follow-up Review of the Administration of the Rehabilitation Loan and Grant Programs in Atlanta, Georgia
089640: Feb 7, 1975
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Impact of the Proposed Consolidation of HUD Field Offices in the Dallas and Fort Worth, TX, Area
RCED-83-155: Published: May 19, 1983. Publicly Released: May 19, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the proposed consolidation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Dallas Area Office and Fort Worth Regional and Service Office into one office located at Fort Worth.The study showed that a $1.5 million potential cost savings projection, which was developed by the HUD Fort Worth regional staff, included personnel savings that...
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...
Savings Possible Through Recognition of Favorable Financing and Tax Abatements in Contract Rents
106278: Jun 27, 1978
Under the new construction and substantial rehabilitation portion of the section 8 lower-income rental program, rents must be approved individually for each proposed unit based on rents for comparable units in the area. Appropriate reductions in contract rents (total rents payable to the owner including the portion payable by the family) may be made where a project proposal is expected to benefit...
Revitalizing Distressed Areas Through Enterprise Zones: Many Uncertainties Exist
CED-82-78: Published: Jul 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1982.
To assist Congress in its deliberations on enterprise zone proposals, GAO reviewed the concept, as well as previous GAO reports on economic development and job creation programs, to identify issues concerning business development, job creation, and the costs of such a program.Enterprise zones have been proposed by the administration as an experimental program to attract businesses and jobs to dist...
Procedures for Adjusting Rents in the Section 8 Program Need Reexamination
119779: Jun 11, 1982
GAO reviewed the procedures followed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in making annual rent adjustments under its subsidized rental housing program.The program's authorizing legislation states that its rental assistance contracts shall provide for rent adjustments at least annually for units covered. HUD uses a formula approach to adjust the rents and develops annual rent a...
Review of the Adequacy of Procedures Followed in Selecting Section 8 Developers
119780: Apr 8, 1982
GAO reviewed procedures followed by three Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) area offices in selecting developers for new construction and substantial rehabilitation projects. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of the procedures under the Section 8 Lower Income Rental Assistance Program administered by HUD and to identify ways to improve the selection proces...
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...
HUD Comments on GAO Testimony
PAD-79-85: Published: Sep 17, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1979.
GAO responded to comments by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on GAO testimony concerning HUD's Urban Development Action Grant program. A study had been made of the economic impact of each grant under the program; GAO then visited each site location and the HUD regional office. Contrary to HUD assertions, all available data known to exist at the time was examined prior to the...
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...