Federal aid for housing (81 - 90 of 244 items)
Housing: HUD's Program for Persons With AIDS
RCED-97-62: Published: Mar 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, focusing on: (1) what the rationale is for having a housing program within HUD specifically for people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); (2) what kinds of activities are being funded through the program; (3) whom the pr...
HUD's FY 1998 Budget Request: Some Requests for Funding May Be Unnecessary
T-RCED-97-108: Published: Mar 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year (FY) 1998 budget request, focusing on: (1) the estimates HUD used to develop its budget request for renewing Section 8 assisted housing contracts; (2) HUD's justification for 50,000 additional Section 8 certificates; (3) HUD's success in reducing the level of uncommitted public housing modernization funds held by hou...
Native American Housing: Challenges Facing HUD's Indian Housing Program
T-RCED-97-105: Published: Mar 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Native American housing programs, focusing on the: (1) funding history and results of HUD's housing programs for Native Americans; (2) factors that complicate and make costly the development and maintenance of affordable housing for Native Americans; and (3) HUD's ability to detect mismanagement in Native American housing and th...
Housing and Urban Development: HUD's Management Deficiencies, Progress on Reforms, and Issues for Its Future
T-RCED-97-89: Published: Mar 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1997.
GAO discussed progress that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has made in addressing serious management and budgetary problems, focusing on: (1) the long-standing management deficiencies that hamper HUD's effectiveness, progress made in addressing these problems, and the work remaining in the coming years; (2) the problems in HUD's assisted and public housing programs, which ac...
Public Housing: Status of the HOPE VI Demonstration Program
RCED-97-44: Published: Feb 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) HOPE VI-Urban Revitalization Demonstration Program, focusing on: (1) the expenditures and activities for HOPE VI projects funded with appropriations for fiscal years 1993-1995; (2) whether HUD has identified innovative or successful approaches taken by housing authorities to impl...
Housing and Urban Development: Potential Implications of Legislation Proposing to Dismantle HUD
RCED-97-36: Published: Feb 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the implications of one of the proposals to dismantle the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Housing Opportunities and Empowerment Act, focusing on the: (1) bill's proposed changes in housing assistance, community development, and housing finance and the potential impact of these changes on the customers of these programs; and (...
Housing Counseling Demonstration Program
RCED-96-238R: Published: Sep 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the effectiveness of a prepurchase and foreclosure-prevention counseling demonstration program intended to: (1) reduce defaults and foreclosures on single-family mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA); (2) encourage responsible and prudent use of such mortgages; (3) help homeowners with FHA mortgages retain their homes; and...
Housing and Community Development Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-19(4): Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Housing and Community Development issue area as of September 3, 1996...
Homeownership: FHA's Role in Helping People Obtain Home Mortgages
RCED-96-123: Published: Aug 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) role in helping people to obtain home mortgages.GAO found that: (1) FHA and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs allow borrowers to make smaller downpayments and accumulate higher total debt to income ratios than private mortgage insurers (PMI); (2) FHA programs finance closing costs...
Housing Enterprises: Assessment of OFHEO's Interest Rate Analysis
T-GGD-96-173: Published: Jul 31, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1996.
GAO discussed the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's (OFHEO) analysis of the potential effects of a large and rapid interest rate increase on the financial conditions of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). GAO noted that: (1) OFHEO analyzed its own financial projection model as well as those used by Fann...