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Housing and Community Development Products 1990-91
RCED-92-111: Published: Mar 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1992.
GAO presented an index of reports and testimonies it issued between January 1990 and December 1991 related to housing and community development issues.GAO presented a brief synopsis of reports and testimonies relating to: (1) homeownership assistance; (2) rental and public housing; (3) homelessness; (4) community development; (5) small and minority businesses; and (6) disaster assistance...
Homelessness: Action Needed to Make Federal Surplus Property Program More Effective
RCED-91-33: Published: Oct 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the availability of surplus federal property for use by the homeless under Title V of the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act.GAO found that: (1) between January and June 1990, the Department of Housing and Urban Development found that 52 percent of 7,666 properties reviewed for potential use by the homeless were suitable; (2) although...
Homelessness: Status of the Surplus Property Program, the Interagency Council on the Homeless, and FEMA's EFS Program
T-RCED-90-98: Published: Jul 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the: (1) use of federal property for the homeless; (2) activities of the Interagency Council on the Homeless; and (3) Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program. GAO found that: (1) from January to June 1990, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reviewed approximately 7,700 properties for potential use by the homeless and found th...
Homelessness: McKinney Act Reports Could Improve Federal Assistance Efforts
RCED-90-121: Published: Jun 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1990.
GAO described the status of the homeless program reports mandated under the Homeless Assistance Act, to: (1) increase policymakers' knowledge about homelessness; and (2) improve federal effectiveness in assisting the homeless.GAO found that: (1) as of April 1990, 7 federal agencies and the Interagency Council on the Homeless issued 6 of the 16 required one-time reports, had not issued 7 due report...
Homelessness: Too Early to Tell What Kinds of Prevention Assistance Work Best
RCED-90-89: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
GAO reviewed a variety of federal, state, and local homelessness prevention program eligibility requirements and limitations.GAO found that: (1) financial resources devoted to homelessness prevention consistently fell short of demand; (2) only a few state and local organizations had the resources available to collect follow-up data needed for program evaluations; (3) homelessness prevention assist...
Potential Losses From the Rental Housing Inventory: Soundness of Current Estimates
T-PEMD-90-8: Published: Feb 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1990.
GAO discussed its efforts to measure potential losses in federally subsidized units from low- and moderate-income rental housing. GAO noted that: (1) the actual effect of prepayments on the properties or tenants involved was unknown; (2) estimated probable losses were low and based on expected maximum losses; (3) prepayments could cause the loss of about 367,000 units from the housing inventory; (...
Use of Housing Subsidies
T-RCED-90-34: Published: Feb 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1990.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program, focusing on: (1) its analysis of one project; and (2) the financial ramifications and the associated impact on low-income families of using the program and tax credits. GAO noted that: (1) the developer used subsidies under the program and tax credits to generate substantial cash flows;...
Housing Conference: National Housing Policy Issues
RCED-89-174: Published: Aug 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1989.
GAO presented a transcript of the proceedings of a conference discussing: (1) low-income housing availability and affordability; (2) the growing homelessness problem; (3) home ownership assistance needs; and (4) the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) management of housing programs.GAO noted that conference speakers and panelists, representing Congress, HUD officials, and housing e...
Homelessness: HUD's and FEMA's Progress in Implementing the McKinney Act
RCED-89-50: Published: May 11, 1989. Publicly Released: May 11, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) disbursement and use of appropriations for homeless assistance programs.GAO found that: (1) FEMA increased its ability to provide year-round funding for its Emergency Food and Shelter program by extending its spending period and establish...
A Broader View of Shelter
138537: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, discusses the Homeless Assistance Act's role in the fight against homelessness. Although the act presented a critical first step in combating homelessness, the federal government must expand its activities beyond the act's provisions to serve the many groups of homeless persons, coordinate federal, state, and local government res...