Community development (111 - 120 of 166 items)
Housing and Community Development: National Problems
CED-82-96: Published: Jun 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1982.
GAO presented its perspective on major housing and community development issues facing the Nation and outlined its plan for addressing these issues during the next year.The study provided an overview of the areas which cover housing, community development, business assistance, and disaster assistance. In addition, GAO discussed: (1) the effectiveness of the Nation's efforts to house lower income f...
Duplicative and Unnecessary Renovations Made in the HUD-Subsidized Concord Commons Apartments in Rockford, IL
CED-82-67: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed duplicative and unnecessary repairs approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at an apartment complex in Rockford, Illinois.Although HUD spent about $1 million to renovate more than half of the apartments at the complex during 1978 and 1979, all of the apartments are being renovated again by the Rockford Housing Developm...
Housing Block Grant Activity in Seattle: A Case Study
CED-82-60: Published: Mar 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1982.
GAO examined the local housing activities under the Community Development Block Grant Program in Seattle, Washington, to assist Congress which is currently considering various alternatives for dispensing federal housing subsidies.Seattle has used Community Development Block Grant funds to provide minor assistance for a number of housing units. Elderly homeowners with low to moderate income were th...
Housing Block Grant Activity in Pittsburgh: A Case Study
CED-82-52: Published: Mar 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1982.
Congress is currently considering various alternatives for administering federal housing subsidies. GAO studied the Community Development Block Grant Program activities of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to assist Congress by describing how cities and counties have used their block grant funds to provide and improve housing for low- and moderate-income families.GAO found that Pittsburgh has rehabilitate...
Philadelphia Regional Office: W.C., the Joke's on You
119373: Jan 1, 1982
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 3, Summer 1982, the fifteenth in a series of articles on GAO regional offices, discusses the Philadelphia regional office. The Philadelphia office's audit work has concentrated on such areas as income security, general procurement, logistics management, transportation systems, and domestic housing and community development...
Acquisition of the Coventry Site by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Appears To Be Proper
CED-82-20: Published: Dec 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1981.
A Virginia Congressman requested that GAO review the purchase of a public housing site in Fairfax, Virginia, by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RHA). The objective of the review was to ascertain whether RHA had used Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds to purchase the site. If RHA used HUD funds to acquire the property, then it was guilty of a breach of i...
Energy-Efficient and Cost-Effective Equipment Should Be Installed in New Government Housing
EMD-81-93: Published: Sep 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1981.
GAO evaluated the efforts being made and the actions that could be taken to make Government housing more energy efficient.GAO believes that energy consumption could be substantially reduced in new housing if energy-efficient equipment were installed in Government owned, subsidized, and insured housing. Although Federal agencies have taken actions to conserve energy by reducing the heating and cool...
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...
Analysis of HUD Efforts To Alleviate Housing Abandonment
CED-81-130: Published: Jun 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1981.
GAO analyzed responses to a congressional inquiry concerning housing abandonment and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to alleviate the problem. The questions and the HUD response focused on the following subject areas: (1) strategies for alleviating housing abandonment, (2) laws and regulations which impede solutions to the abandonment problem, (3) impact of HUD prog...
Steps Taken by Regulatory Agencies To Implement Section 603 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980
115593: Jun 25, 1981
GAO commented on a congressional request to ascertain what steps have been taken by various Federal regulatory agencies of financial institutions to implement a section of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980. In undertaking the review, GAO confined its inquiry to interviewing officials at six Federal agencies and focused it around whether: the agencies discouraged financial instituti...