Federal aid for housing (31 - 40 of 57 items)
Public Housing: Projects Developed With Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Differ From Traditional Public Housing Development Projects
T-RCED-93-54: Published: Jun 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1993.
GAO provided information on how public housing authorities (PHA) use the low-income housing tax credit program as an alternative to the public housing program. GAO noted that: (1) PHA use the tax credit program to serve the elderly and different types of tenants in mostly low- and middle-income neighborhoods and develop a greater variety of housing unit types than the public housing program; (2) m...
Rural Housing: FmHA's Home Loan Program Not Meeting the Needs of All Rural Residents
RCED-93-57: Published: Jun 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) rural single-family housing program, focusing on whether program funds are disproportionately concentrated in or around metropolitan statistical areas (MSA).GAO found that: (1) FmHA rural single-family home program funds were disproportionately concentrated in and around MSA and higher than needed or warrant...
Housing and Community Development Issues
OCG-93-22TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to housing and community development.GAO noted that housing and community development issues included: (1) providing affordable housing for the nation's poor; (2) strengthening the Department of Housing and Urban Development's management; (3) controlling housing loan and lead-based paint cost exposure; (4) promoting community deve...
Mortgage Credit Enhancements: Options for FHA in Meeting the Need for Affordable Multifamily Housing
T-RCED-92-52: Published: Apr 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1992.
GAO discussed legislative or administrative actions that could improve the availability of mortgage financing for affordable multifamily housing through credit enhancements. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has historically been the federal government's principal provider of credit enhancements, but its insuring of mortgages has declined sharply in recent years from a h...
Housing and Community Development Products 1990-91
RCED-92-111: Published: Mar 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1992.
GAO presented an index of reports and testimonies it issued between January 1990 and December 1991 related to housing and community development issues.GAO presented a brief synopsis of reports and testimonies relating to: (1) homeownership assistance; (2) rental and public housing; (3) homelessness; (4) community development; (5) small and minority businesses; and (6) disaster assistance...
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...
Impact of FHA Loan Policy Changes on Financial Losses and Homebuyers
T-RCED-90-95: Published: Jul 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1990.
GAO discussed the impact of proposed policy changes to the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund on the Fund's cash position. GAO found that: (1) raising the mortgage ceiling to 95 percent of a state's median house price would have the greatest positive effect on the Fund's cash balance; (2) raising the mortgage ceiling will also generate the most new business...
Partnership Projects: A Framework for Evaluating Public-Private Housing and Development Efforts
PEMD-90-9: Published: May 22, 1990. Publicly Released: May 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on a framework for evaluating the success of public-private partnerships in housing and community development.GAO found that: (1) the need for a project could be considered in terms of the difference between existing and desirable conditions; (2) the partnership might identify the geographic area or target population served by a project...
Partnership Projects: Federal Support for Public-Private Housing and Development Efforts
PEMD-89-25FS: Published: Sep 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal programs supporting public-private partnerships in housing and community development.GAO found that: (1) 9 cabinet-level departments and 7 independent agencies administered a total of 46 federal programs supporting public-private partnerships in housing and community development, with the Department of Housing and Urban Devel...