Community development (71 - 80 of 166 items)
Public Housing: Projects Developed With Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Differ From Traditional Public Housing Development Projects
T-RCED-93-54: Published: Jun 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1993.
GAO provided information on how public housing authorities (PHA) use the low-income housing tax credit program as an alternative to the public housing program. GAO noted that: (1) PHA use the tax credit program to serve the elderly and different types of tenants in mostly low- and middle-income neighborhoods and develop a greater variety of housing unit types than the public housing program; (2) m...
Rural Housing: FmHA's Home Loan Program Not Meeting the Needs of All Rural Residents
RCED-93-57: Published: Jun 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) rural single-family housing program, focusing on whether program funds are disproportionately concentrated in or around metropolitan statistical areas (MSA).GAO found that: (1) FmHA rural single-family home program funds were disproportionately concentrated in and around MSA and higher than needed or warrant...
Multifamily Housing: Impediments to Disposition of Properties Owned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development
T-RCED-93-37: Published: May 12, 1993. Publicly Released: May 12, 1993.
GAO discussed the impediments to the sale of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) multi-family property. GAO noted that: (1) the shortage of project-based federal housing preservation funding was the most significant impediment to the HUD multi-family property disposition program; (2) federal housing law requires that HUD preserve housing for 15 years; (3) the annual cost of preservin...
Lead-Based Paint Poisoning: Children Not Fully Protected When Federal Agencies Sell Homes to Public
RCED-93-38: Published: Apr 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) have complied with the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act.GAO found that: (1) HUD regulations for federally-owned properties are limited in identifying and eliminating lead-based paint poisoning hazards; (2) HUD...
VA Housing Loan Program
RCED-93-129R: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an independent report on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Home Loan Guaranty Program, focusing on whether the: (1) report's recommendations were supported by sufficient evidence; and (2) report contained factual errors or analytical weaknesses. GAO found that: (1) the report did not adequately support 6 of the 7 recommendations with suffici...
Housing and Community Development Issues
OCG-93-22TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to housing and community development.GAO noted that housing and community development issues included: (1) providing affordable housing for the nation's poor; (2) strengthening the Department of Housing and Urban Development's management; (3) controlling housing loan and lead-based paint cost exposure; (4) promoting community deve...
Resolution Trust Corporation: More Actions Needed to Improve Single-Family Affordable Housing Program
GGD-92-136: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) progress in selling single-family houses under its Affordable Housing Disposition Program; and (2) whether RTC controls are adequate to ensure that qualified purchasers buy and occupy the homes.GAO found that: (1) RTC lacks a consistent verification program to ensure that it sells homes only to eligible buyers; (2) the lack of complete, re...
Mortgage Credit Enhancements: Options for FHA in Meeting the Need for Affordable Multifamily Housing
T-RCED-92-52: Published: Apr 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1992.
GAO discussed legislative or administrative actions that could improve the availability of mortgage financing for affordable multifamily housing through credit enhancements. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has historically been the federal government's principal provider of credit enhancements, but its insuring of mortgages has declined sharply in recent years from a h...
Housing and Community Development Products 1990-91
RCED-92-111: Published: Mar 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1992.
GAO presented an index of reports and testimonies it issued between January 1990 and December 1991 related to housing and community development issues.GAO presented a brief synopsis of reports and testimonies relating to: (1) homeownership assistance; (2) rental and public housing; (3) homelessness; (4) community development; (5) small and minority businesses; and (6) disaster assistance...
Property Disposition: Information on Federal Single-Family Properties
RCED-91-69: Published: Mar 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed single-family property disposition activities of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), and the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), focusing on: (1) the number of single-family properties acquired and sold, the losses associated with those sales, and current invento...