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Philadelphia Regional Office: W.C., the Joke's on You
119373: Jan 1, 1982
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 3, Summer 1982, the fifteenth in a series of articles on GAO regional offices, discusses the Philadelphia regional office. The Philadelphia office's audit work has concentrated on such areas as income security, general procurement, logistics management, transportation systems, and domestic housing and community development...
Acquisition of the Coventry Site by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Appears To Be Proper
CED-82-20: Published: Dec 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1981.
A Virginia Congressman requested that GAO review the purchase of a public housing site in Fairfax, Virginia, by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RHA). The objective of the review was to ascertain whether RHA had used Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds to purchase the site. If RHA used HUD funds to acquire the property, then it was guilty of a breach of i...
Weaknesses in the Planning and Utilization of Rental Housing for Persons in Wheelchairs
CED-81-45: Published: Jun 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1981.
GAO reviewed Federal efforts to provide housing designed especially for the needs of people who use wheelchairs to determine whether the Departments of Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) goals to produce wheelchair-accessible housing units were reasonable and being complied with and if people in wheelchairs were occupying the special housing units.Housing units produced under HUD...
Section 8 Subsidized Housing--Some Observations on Its High Rents, Costs, and Inequities
CED-80-59: Published: Jun 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1980.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lower Income Rental Assistance Program, also known as the Section 8 Program, is the major federal program for providing the poor with funds or other means to compete for existing housing in the neighborhoods of their choice. Under the Program, HUD makes assistance payments for annual contribution contracts to public housing agencies authorize...
Housing Leased to Lower Income Persons: Better Federal Guidance and Management Could Improve Quality
CED-80-7: Published: Oct 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1979.
Although the section 8 "existing housing" program managed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has provided decent, safe, and sanitary housing to many lower income people, a large number of homes leased under the program violate federal housing quality standards. Accompanied by HUD inspectors, GAO inspected 160 section 8 units (apartments, single-family homes, and mobile homes)...
Evaluation of Agency Comments on GAO's Letter Report to Congressman Harsha
CED-79-76: Published: Apr 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1979.
In January 1979, GAO issued a report reviewing processing of the application for the Oakwood apartments, near Milford, Ohio, an assisted housing project under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD did not agree with two of the four GAO recommendations, and stated that the intent of a third recommendation was unclear. GAO still believes that the changes are needed, and that HUD...
HUD Processing of Department-Assisted Housing Project in Milford, Ohio
CED-79-7: Published: Jan 10, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1979.
Oakwood Apartments in Milford, Ohio is a housing project subsidized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The project will receive rental and mortgage assistance for low income persons. GAO was requested to determine whether the local government was properly notified of the proposed project and whether the project must be located in a designated area, which was of concern to the loca...
Deconcentration of Low-Income Persons through Section 8 Housing Assistance
CED-78-181: Published: Oct 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1978.
Under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 Housing Assistance Program, low-income families pay 15 percent to 25 percent of their incomes for rent, and HUD subsidizes the difference between the family's contribution and the rent charged by the landlord. HUD's efforts to avoid, through its Section 8 Housing Assistance Program, undue concentrations of lower-income persons...
Elimination of the Rent Credit Feature of the Section 8 Existing Housing Program
CED-78-117: Published: May 10, 1978. Publicly Released: May 10, 1978.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently completed a nationwide study of the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program and is now considering the rent reduction incentive feature of the program. This feature was established to encourage participating families to find housing units at the lowest possible rent and to reduce federal subsidies by offering a reduction in the family's c...