Urban development (41 - 50 of 62 items)
The Federal Housing Administration Needs Clearer Criteria for Underwriting Single-Family Mortgages Insurance
CED-78-59: Published: Mar 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1982.
The single-family home underwriting practices of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in the New York area office were reviewed. In three Brooklyn neighborhoods, the volume of approvals and disapprovals for single-family mortgage insurance from May 1, 1976, to April 30, 1977, were determined, and the FHA underwriting criteria were identified.In the designated neighborhoods, FHA personnel: reje...
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...
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...
More Can Be Done To Measure HUD's Success in Using Millions of Dollars for Rehabilitating Housing
CED-81-98: Published: Jul 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1981.
GAO examined the current status of actions taken by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on recommendations GAO made to the agency in a previous report. In this report, GAO estimated that $150 million of a total $200 million in grants was directly granted to property owners to cover their rehabilitation costs in fiscal year 1980. By combining grant assistance to homeowners for hou...
Weaknesses in the Planning and Utilization of Rental Housing for Persons in Wheelchairs
CED-81-45: Published: Jun 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1981.
GAO reviewed Federal efforts to provide housing designed especially for the needs of people who use wheelchairs to determine whether the Departments of Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) goals to produce wheelchair-accessible housing units were reasonable and being complied with and if people in wheelchairs were occupying the special housing units.Housing units produced under HUD...
Lenient Rules Abet the Occupancy of Low Income Housing by Ineligible Tenants
CED-81-74: Published: Apr 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1981.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently took a number of positive steps when it: (1) lowered to 10 percent the percentage of section 8 assisted units in any new project that can be rented to ineligible households without explicit HUD approval, and (2) developed new sanctions for dealing with project owners who fail to comply with the limitation.GAO agreed with these changes...
More Improvements Can Be Made in HUD's Research and Technology Activities
CED-80-134: Published: Aug 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
A recently completed review of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) research and technology activities focused on those activities initiated within the past 3 years. To achieve a variety of objectives, the HUD Office of Policy Development and Research (PDR) conducts extremely diverse research which includes hundreds of projects spread among many subject areas.Positive steps take...
Chicago Housing Authority Needs To Improve Its Management and Controls Over Purchasing
CED-80-93: Published: Apr 28, 1980. Publicly Released: May 1, 1980.
The controls used by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) over its procurement of goods and services was surveyed. CHA, a major Chicago landlord housing 140,000 people in the 40,000 rental units it owns and/or manages, has about two-thirds of its funds provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Since 1977, CHA has been operating at a deficit and has continued to stay solvent...
Ways of Providing a Fairer Share of Federal Housing Support to Rural Areas
CED-80-1: Published: Mar 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1980.
GAO evaluated the accomplishments and shortcomings of Federal housing programs in rural America, particularly in the past 10 years. Areas of special concern included the geographic distribution of housing assistance, gaps in program benefits, and ways to improve the programs' effectiveness in providing opportunities for rural families to obtain decent homes. Eighteen counties in six States were se...