Housing (61 - 68 of 68 items)
Housing Abandonment: A National Problem Needing New Approaches
CED-78-126: Published: Aug 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1978.
Although housing abandonment is a relatively new phenomenon, it has generated concern among those who have experienced or observed its impact on the Nation's cities. Various studies have suggested that housing abandonment is a market phenomenon which is accelerated and exacerbated by poverty, racial tensions, rising crime, and poor neighborhood services. The Department of Housing and Urban Develop...
Department of Housing and Urban Development Reorganization Plan: Some Accomplishments but More Needed
FPCD-78-33: Published: Apr 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1978.
In June 1977, a report recommended that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) could streamline its organization through consolidating its 77 field offices and realigning regional and field office functions. A proposed reorganization, which is expected to affect less than 10 percent of HUD field employees, is intended to modify the field structure and improve management. The propose...
HUD Needs To Better Assess Financial Soundness of Multifamily Residential Projects Before Insuring Them
CED-78-70: Published: Mar 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1978.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) began insuring multifamily housing projects in 1938 and, in 1954, began implementing subsidized multifamily housing programs to enable low- and moderate-income families to improve their housing conditions.Recently HUD has incurred many financial losses due to mortgage defaults, foreclosures, and assignments on its multifamily loan insurance pro...
Construction Problems at HUD-Insured Housing Projects
CED-78-39: Published: Feb 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1978.
Previous reports have identified construction problems at Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-insured housing projects in Rhode Island. In addition, the HUD Inspector General noted similar problems in the areas served by the Department's Philadelphia, San Antonio, Boston, and Albany Offices. HUD should take immediate steps to ascertain whether the problems and deficiencies noted are...
Analysis of the Need for Additional Family Housing at the Navy's Trident Submarine Base
CED-78-49: Published: Feb 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1978.
Congress has authorized the construction of 520 onbase new family housing units for the Trident submarine base in Bangor, Washington. The Department of Defense's (DOD) policy is to rely on community housing and to construct military housing only when it is impossible for the community to provide housing.The 520 housing units requested for the Trident base are not needed because sufficient onbase h...
The Military Services Are Constructing Unneeded Family Housing
CED-78-8: Published: Dec 29, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1977.
In its family housing program, the Department of Defense (DOD) tries to ensure married members of the armed services and their families adequate quarters. DOD policy is to rely on communities near military installations as the primary source for housing, and housing should be constructed on a military installation only as a last resort.The DOD system for assessing available community housing is ba...
Poor Design Reviews and Construction Inspections of Apartment Project in Rhode Island
CED-77-66: Published: Jun 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1977.
In response to a request resulting from tenant complaints, a review was performed of problems at an apartment project and the adequacy of the performance of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the insuring agency.Problems such as frozen water pipes, uneven heating, and poor drainage had gone uncorrected through two winters. Most of these problems were caused by a combination of...
GAO's Analysis of the Need for Additional Family Housing at the Navy's Trident Submarine Base, Bangor, Washington
104841: Feb 14, 1977
Congress has authorized the Department of Defense (DOD) to construct an additional 520 family housing units, estimated to cost $24.6 million, at the Navy's Trident Submarine Base at Bangor, Washington. The additional 520 units are not needed. DOD housing survey procedures inadequately projected future housing supply. The community is responding to its housing needs; the development rate is above t...