Community development (91 - 100 of 166 items)
Housing Programs: Funding Approach for HUD's Section 8 Certificate Program Needs Changing
RCED-88-136: Published: Apr 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the adequacy of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) funding approach for its Section 8 Existing Rental Assistance Certificate Program, focusing on: (1) the potential shortfall in program funds; (2) whether HUD adequately compensated state and local public housing agencies (PHA) for their costs; and (3) how PHA...
Role of Qualified Mortgage Bonds in Providing Home Ownership Opportunities
T-RCED-88-31: Published: Mar 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1988.
GAO discussed whether Congress should extend the issuance authority for qualified mortgage bonds, which provide fixed-rate loans at below-market interest rates to assist first-time home buyers. GAO noted that: (1) bond financing provided only limited home ownership opportunities and made only a marginal difference in mortgage affordability; (2) most assisted buyers probably could have qualified fo...
Public Housing: Consolidated Supply Contracts for Commercial Trash Compactors
RCED-87-158: Published: Jul 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) award of consolidated supply contracts for commercial trash compactors for public housing agencies.GAO found that: (1) the contractors furnished compactors that did not meet HUD specification requirements; (2) HUD did not investigate allegations of noncompliance with its specification requi...
Rural Housing: Opportunities To Reduce Costs and Better Target Assistance
RCED-86-33: Published: Feb 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1986.
GAO discussed a variety of measures that the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) county offices could take to reduce housing costs and target more assistance to very low-income households and those occupying substandard housing.GAO found that: (1) FmHA county offices generally did not adopt cost reduction measures suggested in FmHA guidelines; (2) as of October 1, 1985, FmHA had not issued regula...
Opportunities To Reduce Costs and Improve Targeting in the Farmers Home Administration Section 502 Housing Loan Program
126709: Apr 15, 1985
GAO discussed some of the important issues concerning the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) single-family homeownership program and its efforts to reduce housing costs and better target program assistance to rural households. Analysis showed that FmHA did not implement housing cost reduction measures at the county level which could have enhanced targeting to very low-income households. GAO noted...
Improving the Process for Allocating Loan Management Set-Aside Funds to Multifamily Housing Projects
RCED-85-29: Published: Nov 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1984.
The Loan Management Set-Aside (LMSA) Program is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help maintain the financial viability of multifamily housing projects with cash-flow problems. The program is available to both insured and held projects. GAO reviewed the process used by HUD to allocate LMSA funds in fiscal years (FY) 1983 and 1984 and the basis used by HUD for...
Improving Controls Over Rent and Management Fees at Multifamily Housing Projects
RCED-84-118: Published: Apr 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) procedures for controlling rents and management fees at multifamily housing projects.As part of its oversight role in housing programs, HUD reviews and approves rent and management fee increases for multifamily rental housing projects. GAO found that inadequate controls resulted in excessive...
Housing Issues Which Need Consideration by the District Government
089383: Oct 20, 1975
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Selected Aspects of the Operation of the St. Louis Housing Authority
B-118718: Published: Apr 21, 1971. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1983.
No summary is currently available...