Community development (11 - 20 of 23 items)
Community Development: Distribution of Small Cities Funds by Pennsylvania
RCED-89-111: Published: May 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methodology: (1) Pennsylvania used to distribute Small Cities and Community Development Block Grant Program funds; and (2) the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Pennsylvania used to develop low- and moderate-income population statistics.GAO found that: (1) Pennsylvania's methodology for estimating the percentage of low- a...
[Comments on FmHA Interpretation of Section of Housing and Community Development Act]
B-230951: Published: Mar 10, 1989. Publicly Released: May 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) legal interpretation of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987. GAO agreed with the FmHA position that it lacked authorization to implement the rural housing guaranteed loan demonstration program during fiscal year (FY) 1988 and 1989, absent enactment of the requisite appropriation language...
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...
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...
States Are Making Good Progress in Implementing the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program
RCED-83-186: Published: Sep 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1983.
In the first of a series of reports on States' implementation of block grants, GAO reviewed seven States' implementation of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program to assess the initial progress they have made in administering activities under that program. The report addresses concerns about: (1) changes that have occurred as States used their flexibility in funding community d...
Expenditures Incurred by Three Neighborhood Service Corporations
B-130515: Published: Jul 23, 1970. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
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...
Cleveland, Ohio's, Community Development Block Grant Applications
106853: Mar 19, 1978
A review of Cleveland, Ohio's, Community Development Block Grant applications for 1975 through 1977 indicated that Cleveland's application for 1977 funds did not describe the activities to be undertaken to meet community development needs and objectives. Instead, the applications listed general classes of activities, the total dollar amount requested for each class of activity, and referenced the...
HUD Community Development Block Grant Program
115545: Jun 11, 1981
The Community Development Block Grant Program was designed to provide grantees with flexibility in operating their own programs. The proper degree of local flexibility as opposed to Federal limitations is subject to considerable debate. Clearly, there are tradeoffs involved. There is a delicate balance between the proper degree of local discretion and Federal controls. While greater local discreti...
The Farm Credit System: Some Opportunities for Improvement
CED-80-12: Published: Jan 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1980.
A review was made of the operations of the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) and the banks and associations which make up the Farm Credit System. FCA is an independent Federal agency which provides credit to ranchers, rural homeowners, and farm-related businesses through three separate banking systems. The System obtains its funds through the sale of bonds and discount notes, and the borrowers/owne...