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HUD Has Identified Performance Measures for Its Block Grant Programs, but Information on Impact Is Limited
GAO-12-575R: Published: May 15, 2012. Publicly Released: May 15, 2012.
Information on the overall effectiveness (or impact) of the CDBG and HOME programs is limited. According to HUD officials, the agency has faced challenges in evaluating the impact of CDBG and HOME because, among other things, such an evaluation would have to compare neighborhoods that received program assistance with those that did not. Our previous work has also identified the difficulties of eva...
HUD's Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Request: Additional Analysis and Justification Needed for Some Programs
RCED-99-251: Published: Sep 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget request, focusing on: (1) whether HUD has the capacity to implement, and adequate justification to support, the new or significantly expanded programs and initiatives included in its budget request; (2) the potential for HUD to use available unexpended balances in...
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance: HUD's Processes for Evaluating and Using Unexpended Balances Are Ineffective
RCED-98-202: Published: Jul 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) systems for budgeting and accounting for Section 8 rental assistance funds, focusing on whether the systems ensure that unexpended Section 8 project-based funds do not reach unreasonable levels and that obligations are spent in a timely manner.GAO noted that: (1) as of September 30, 1997, HU...
Federal Housing Enterprises: OFHEO Faces Challenges In Implementing a Comprehensive Oversight Program
GGD-98-6: Published: Oct 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's (OFHEO) capacity to fulfill its mission of helping to ensure the safety and soundness of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), focusing on: (1) identifying the reasons why OFHEO has not issued final risk-based capita...
Distressed Public Housing
AIMD-94-78R: Published: May 10, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing's financial transactions. GAO noted that: (1) the Commission disbursed about $2 million for contracts, travel, payroll, and miscellaneous transactions during its existence; (2) although the Commission did not always adhere to proper administrative procedures, its disbursements appeared...
Multifamily Housing: Information on Projects Eligible for Preservation Assistance
RCED-94-177FS: Published: Apr 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the distribution and funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) multifamily housing preservation program.GAO found that: (1) by 2021, 3,555 project owners will be eligible to participate in the preservation incentive program; (2) 95 percent of all low-income units will be eligible for prepayment by fiscal yea...
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...
Housing for the Elderly: HUD Policy Decisions Delay Section 202 Construction Starts
RCED-91-4: Published: Jan 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) processing of section 202 projects for constructing rental housing for the elderly and handicapped, focusing on: (1) increases in project processing time; (2) the need for additional sponsor contributions to cover project development costs; (3) field offices' interpretation of cost-containment...
Federal Housing Administration: Monitoring of Single Family Mortgages Needs Improvement
RCED-91-11: Published: Feb 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) Section 203(b) mortgage insurance program for single family homes, focusing on how FHA field offices monitored the processing and approval of program participant applications.GAO found that: (1) because FHA lacked a comprehensive description of monitoring program activities, GAO identified and reviewed 25 monitoring activities which FHA used...