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The Crisis in Affordable Housing
138536: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, discusses the increase of homelessness in the United States as well as the decline in the amount of affordable housing. While the Homeless Assistance Act is providing some short-term, crisis-oriented assistance, collaborative, long-term, and more extensive approaches are necessary to address the problems leading to an increasing...
Implementation of Programs Under Titles III and IV of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act
T-RCED-88-16: Published: Jan 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1988.
GAO discussed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) purchase of goods and services prior to the implementation of the Homeless Assistance Act and determined that: (1) the largest portion of the funding, nearly 46 percent, was used for food, and 39 percent was for mortgage, rental, and utility assistance; (2) 36 cities submitted...
Public Housing: Issues Relating to the Management and Operation of the San Antonio Housing Authority
RCED-88-33: Published: Dec 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the San Antonio Housing Authority's (SAHA): (1) financial condition and administrative expenses; (2) procurement practices; (3) modernization activities; and (4) tenant relocation practices.GAO found that the SAHA: (1) financial condition weakened in 1985 but has been improving; and (2) modernization program is behind schedule and has cost more tha...
Review To Assess Rental Housing Market Conditions
111883: Mar 20, 1980
GAO reviewed the rental housing market to assess the condition of private and subsidized rental housing and to determine the major factors responsible for the current situation and the effect on lower income households. The Department of Housing and Urban Development's responsibility for administering programs to encourage production or maintenance of rental housing includes: (1) providing funds t...