Urban development (51 - 60 of 66 items)
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...
Review of Selected Contracts Awarded by the Cincinnati Service Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development
CED-79-67: Published: Apr 12, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1979.
GAO has been conducting an ongoing review of the management and disposition of multifamily housing projects owned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). During this review, three contracts awarded by the Cincinnati Service Office for grasscutting, interior painting, and floor tiling were identified as warranting the immediate attention of the Secretary, HUD. For these contracts,...
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...
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 Decision To Cancel 300 Units of Section 8 Housing for the Elderly in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
CED-78-150: Published: Jul 17, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1978.
Review of the recent Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) decision to cancel 300 units of section 8 housing for the elderly in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, did not disclose any shortcomings in HUD's actions. While some evidence presented at the time the project was initially approved by HUD questioned the need for the project, there was no evidence which indicated that the decisionmaking...
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...
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...