Housing (31 - 40 of 68 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...
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...
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...
Survey of Mortgage Insurance Program for Rehabilitation of Housing Projects, Boston Area Office, Region 1, FHA
089344: Feb 12, 1971
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Rental Rehabilitation With Limited Federal Involvement: Who Is Doing It? At What Cost? Who Benefits?
RCED-83-148: Published: Jul 11, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed rental housing rehabilitation activities funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.GAO assessed the rental rehabilitation programs in 73 communities across the Nation which managed CDBG programs during the past 3 years. GAO found that: (1) few communities have had recent experience in designing, implementing, or evaluating r...
Impact of the Proposed Consolidation of HUD Field Offices in the Dallas and Fort Worth, TX, Area
RCED-83-155: Published: May 19, 1983. Publicly Released: May 19, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the proposed consolidation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Dallas Area Office and Fort Worth Regional and Service Office into one office located at Fort Worth.The study showed that a $1.5 million potential cost savings projection, which was developed by the HUD Fort Worth regional staff, included personnel savings that...
Examination of Allegations Concerning the Chicago Housing Authority
RCED-83-144: Published: Apr 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined three allegations concerning the Chicago Housing Authority's: (1) limiting competition in insurance contracting; (2) paying unnecessary or excessive amounts for garbage removal; and (3) not receiving full value for modernization expenditures.GAO found that the authority limited the number of bidders when it obtained insurance bids. Further, unti...
The Federal Housing Administration Needs Clearer Criteria for Underwriting Single-Family Mortgages Insurance
CED-78-59: Published: Mar 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1982.
The single-family home underwriting practices of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in the New York area office were reviewed. In three Brooklyn neighborhoods, the volume of approvals and disapprovals for single-family mortgage insurance from May 1, 1976, to April 30, 1977, were determined, and the FHA underwriting criteria were identified.In the designated neighborhoods, FHA personnel: reje...
HUD-Proposed Legislative Changes to Section 203 of the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978
119698: Sep 30, 1982
GAO reviewed the implementation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy to attach section 8 subsidies to the sales of acquired multifamily housing projects to insure their continued availability to low- and moderate-income tenants. Specifically, the review determined the cost and effectiveness of the policy and whether other less costly, but effective, sales methods were ad...