Community development programs (31 - 38 of 38 items)
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 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...
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...
Further Actions Needed To Improve Management of HUD Programs
CED-81-41: Published: Feb 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1981.
GAO has made numerous recommendations in its reports on federal housing and community development programs to reduce costs and increase effectiveness. The actions of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to implement these recommendations were reviewed.HUD has achieved cost savings and improved program operations by implementing many of the recommendations; however, no action has b...
Domestic Housing and Community Development Issues for Planning
CED-80-139: Published: Sep 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1980.
Many serious housing and community development problems face the United States during the 1980's. The number of households will increase 19 percent during the 1980's, placing greater demand on the housing supply. Americans continue to migrate to the South and West, and increasingly to rural areas. Population redistribution is responsible for a wide range of present urban problems, such as the conc...
HUD Should Improve Its Management of Acquired, Formerly Subsidized Multifamily Projects
CED-80-31: Published: Dec 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1980.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has changed the way it charges rent at, and sells, its inventory of formerly subsidized multifamily housing projects. It charges lower income tenants no more than 25 percent of their income for rent in HUD-owned projects. It then provides rental assistance after the projects are sold. The changes have resulted in substantial additional costs to...
Urban Homesteading: A Good Program Needing Improvement
CED-80-3: Published: Nov 13, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1979.
Because of interest by Congress, local governments, the news media, and others, a review was made of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's homesteading program. The program transfers abandoned houses in deteriorating neighborhoods that it has acquired through foreclosure to the communities. The communities, in turn, give them to individuals who must repair them and live in them for 3 y...
Decisive Government Action Needed To Resolve Problems of Community Action Programs in Los Angeles
HRD-79-91: Published: Jun 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1979.
The Greater Los Angeles Community Action Agency, second largest in the country, was terminated in December 1978. During the 5 years of its existence audits and investigative and management reports disclosed continuing problems.The Agency's board of directors did not exercise effective control. Management reports and Community Service Administration (CSA) investigations found ineffective decisionma...