Low income housing (61 - 70 of 116 items)
Federally Assisted Housing: Condition of Some Properties Receiving Section 8 Project-Based Assistance Is Below Housing Quality Standards
T-RCED-94-273: Published: Jul 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) section 8 project-based assisted housing programs, focusing on: (1) whether section 8 subsidized properties meet HUD housing quality standards; (2) whether HUD is effectively using its enforcement tools to ensure that the assisted properties are adequately maintained; and (3) actions HUD or Congress could take to resolve poorly...
Rental Housing: Distribution and Use of FmHA's Rural Rental Housing Program Funds
RCED-94-141: Published: Jun 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) Rural Rental Housing Program, focusing on: (1) FmHA procedures for allocating funds to states and selecting projects within states; (2) whether FmHA allocation procedures have resulted in project concentration in a relatively small number of states; (3) whether FmHA allocation and project award procedures re...
Housing and Urban Development: Management and Budget Issues in HUD's Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriation
T-RCED-94-218: Published: May 12, 1994. Publicly Released: May 12, 1994.
GAO discussed management and budget issues related to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposed reorganization. GAO noted that: (1) HUD will need to substantially change its organizational culture, focus on its reinvention initiatives, and dedicate the resources necessary to complete these initiatives if it is to successfully reinvent itself; (2) the Government National Mort...
Multifamily Housing: Information on Projects Eligible for Preservation Assistance
RCED-94-177FS: Published: Apr 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the distribution and funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) multifamily housing preservation program.GAO found that: (1) by 2021, 3,555 project owners will be eligible to participate in the preservation incentive program; (2) 95 percent of all low-income units will be eligible for prepayment by fiscal yea...
Multifamily Housing: Information on Selected Properties Owned by HUD
RCED-94-163FS: Published: Apr 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1994.
GAO provided information on 9 subsidized and 10 unsubsidized Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-owned multifamily properties in Dallas, Texas, and Kansas City, Missouri, focusing on: (1) the properties' size and vacancy rates; (2) the number of units receiving Section 8 rental assistance; (3) HUD estimates of funds needed for property rehabilitation; and (4) tenants' income levels a...
Housing Finance: Expanding Capital for Affordable Multifamily Housing
RCED-94-3: Published: Oct 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO examined: (1) the problems that have led to the shortage of mortgage financing for affordable multifamily housing; (2) the factors limiting the expansion of multifamily housing financing; (3) alternative federal credit enhancements; and (4) ways to limit the federal government's exposure to risk in adopting specific credit enhancements.GAO found that: (1)...
Assisted Housing: Evening Out the Growth of the Section 8 Program's Funding Needs
RCED-93-54: Published: Aug 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the estimated costs of contract renewals for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) section 8 rental assistance program, focusing on: (1) the additional budget authority needed to renew expiring contracts; (2) ways to even-out the growth in budget authority for contract renewals; and (3) the relationship between budg...
Public Housing: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit as an Alternative Development Method
RCED-93-31: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1993.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO compared public housing authorities' (PHA) development of housing under the Public Housing Development Program and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, focusing on the: (1) characteristics of the tenants served; (2) characteristics of the projects developed; (3) costs of each program to the federal government; and (4) administrative experiences of PHA when...
Public Housing: Projects Developed With Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Differ From Traditional Public Housing Development Projects
T-RCED-93-54: Published: Jun 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1993.
GAO provided information on how public housing authorities (PHA) use the low-income housing tax credit program as an alternative to the public housing program. GAO noted that: (1) PHA use the tax credit program to serve the elderly and different types of tenants in mostly low- and middle-income neighborhoods and develop a greater variety of housing unit types than the public housing program; (2) m...
Rural Housing: FmHA's Home Loan Program Not Meeting the Needs of All Rural Residents
RCED-93-57: Published: Jun 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) rural single-family housing program, focusing on whether program funds are disproportionately concentrated in or around metropolitan statistical areas (MSA).GAO found that: (1) FmHA rural single-family home program funds were disproportionately concentrated in and around MSA and higher than needed or warrant...