Urban development (51 - 60 of 62 items)
HUD Should Improve Its Management of Acquired, Formerly Subsidized Multifamily Projects
CED-80-31: Published: Dec 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1980.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has changed the way it charges rent at, and sells, its inventory of formerly subsidized multifamily housing projects. It charges lower income tenants no more than 25 percent of their income for rent in HUD-owned projects. It then provides rental assistance after the projects are sold. The changes have resulted in substantial additional costs to...
Urban Homesteading: A Good Program Needing Improvement
CED-80-3: Published: Nov 13, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1979.
Because of interest by Congress, local governments, the news media, and others, a review was made of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's homesteading program. The program transfers abandoned houses in deteriorating neighborhoods that it has acquired through foreclosure to the communities. The communities, in turn, give them to individuals who must repair them and live in them for 3 y...
Housing Leased to Lower Income Persons: Better Federal Guidance and Management Could Improve Quality
CED-80-7: Published: Oct 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1979.
Although the section 8 "existing housing" program managed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has provided decent, safe, and sanitary housing to many lower income people, a large number of homes leased under the program violate federal housing quality standards. Accompanied by HUD inspectors, GAO inspected 160 section 8 units (apartments, single-family homes, and mobile homes)...
Review of Selected Contracts Awarded by the Cincinnati Service Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development
CED-79-67: Published: Apr 12, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1979.
GAO has been conducting an ongoing review of the management and disposition of multifamily housing projects owned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). During this review, three contracts awarded by the Cincinnati Service Office for grasscutting, interior painting, and floor tiling were identified as warranting the immediate attention of the Secretary, HUD. For these contracts,...
HUD Processing of Department-Assisted Housing Project in Milford, Ohio
CED-79-7: Published: Jan 10, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1979.
Oakwood Apartments in Milford, Ohio is a housing project subsidized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The project will receive rental and mortgage assistance for low income persons. GAO was requested to determine whether the local government was properly notified of the proposed project and whether the project must be located in a designated area, which was of concern to the loca...
Housing Abandonment: A National Problem Needing New Approaches
CED-78-126: Published: Aug 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1978.
Although housing abandonment is a relatively new phenomenon, it has generated concern among those who have experienced or observed its impact on the Nation's cities. Various studies have suggested that housing abandonment is a market phenomenon which is accelerated and exacerbated by poverty, racial tensions, rising crime, and poor neighborhood services. The Department of Housing and Urban Develop...
Department of Housing and Urban Development Reorganization Plan: Some Accomplishments but More Needed
FPCD-78-33: Published: Apr 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1978.
In June 1977, a report recommended that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) could streamline its organization through consolidating its 77 field offices and realigning regional and field office functions. A proposed reorganization, which is expected to affect less than 10 percent of HUD field employees, is intended to modify the field structure and improve management. The propose...
Deficiencies in HUD's Computer Tape Library
104536: Nov 30, 1977
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) uses about 26,000 computer tapes which are stored and maintained in the HUD tape library. The internal controls over these tapes were reviewed to determine whether the tapes were adequately secured and used.HUD needs to strengthen its control over the library and tapes. A significant number of tapes were held in the library beyond the scheduled...
Collection of Credit Report Fees by the Farmers Home Administration
CED-77-134: Published: Oct 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1977.
The Farmers Home Administration's rural housing loan program was reviewed to determine whether it was economical and efficient. The agency has joined other governmental agencies in obtaining credit reports from credit-reporting companies which are under contract with The Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Farmers Home Administration's regulations list the credit bureaus to be used, t...
Department of Housing and Urban Development Could Be Streamlined
FPCD-77-56: Published: Jun 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1977.
Streamlining the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) organization through consolidating field offices and realining selected regional and field office functions could improve its delivery of services to the public at reduced costs.Streamlining the HUD organization could improve services to the public and save money by reducing the resources needed to provide the services. It would...