Community development (101 - 110 of 166 items)
Rental Rehabilitation With Limited Federal Involvement: Who Is Doing It? At What Cost? Who Benefits?
RCED-83-148: Published: Jul 11, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed rental housing rehabilitation activities funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.GAO assessed the rental rehabilitation programs in 73 communities across the Nation which managed CDBG programs during the past 3 years. GAO found that: (1) few communities have had recent experience in designing, implementing, or evaluating r...
Farmers Home Administration Rural Housing Eligibility Procedures
RCED-83-188: Published: Jun 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) procedures for determining the eligibility of geographic areas under rural housing programs.GAO found that FmHA criteria for defining a rural area are reasonable and practices followed by FmHA officials in the four areas reviewed are generally consistent with regulations and procedures. In the locations e...
Department of Housing and Urban Development's Proposed Field Office Reorganization
121489: May 26, 1983
GAO presented its views on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposed field reorganization. HUD announced its plans to reorganize its field structure in a Federal Register notice as required by law. The notice included a cost-benefit analysis showing an estimated $30.8 million net savings over 2 years and an explanation as to why HUD believes that the reorganization will have...
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...
Examination of Allegations Concerning the Chicago Housing Authority
RCED-83-144: Published: Apr 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined three allegations concerning the Chicago Housing Authority's: (1) limiting competition in insurance contracting; (2) paying unnecessary or excessive amounts for garbage removal; and (3) not receiving full value for modernization expenditures.GAO found that the authority limited the number of bidders when it obtained insurance bids. Further, unti...
Block Grants for Housing: A Study of Local Experiences and Attitudes
RCED-83-21A: Published: Dec 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1982.
This report is a supplement to a GAO study that provides information on housing assistance to lower income families under an overall block grant program.In the report, GAO discusses the experiences of a large number of communities in providing housing assistance under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and describes local housing officials' views on the desirability of a block gr...
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...
Meeting Application and Review Requirements for Block Grants Under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
RED-76-106: Published: Jun 23, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
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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...
Negotiated Sales of HUD-Owned Multifamily Housing Projects
CED-82-117: Published: Aug 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1982.
GAO was requested to analyze the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) negotiated sales of HUD-owned multifamily projects from October 1, 1976, through April 30, 1982. Specifically, the analysis examined: (1) what regulations, policies, and procedures govern negotiated sales of HUD-owned multifamily projects, and how often this sales method has been used; and (2) whether the regulati...