Federal aid for housing (81 - 90 of 153 items)
Estimating Preservation Program's Cost
RCED-95-48R: Published: Nov 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) computer model for estimating its low-income housing preservation program costs, focusing on the model's ability to make reliable annual budget estimates for the preservation program. GAO noted that: (1) the model cannot reliably estimate the program's annual funding needs, primarily because i...
RTC Affordable Housing Open House
GGD-95-23R: Published: Oct 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) Affordable Housing Disposition Program's (AHDP) open house held on May 11, 1993. GAO noted that: (1) the purpose of the open house was to highlight AHDP successes and provide information on single and multifamily property sales to new congressional members and staff, newly appointed federal ag...
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: Use of Smaller Market Areas to Set Rent Subsidy Levels Has Drawbacks
RCED-94-112: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) section 8 housing subsidies, focusing on the effects of basing rental subsidy payments on smaller market areas.GAO found that: (1) establishing fair market rents on the basis of smaller market areas would more closely reflect rents within those areas and increase housing choices for assisted house...
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...
Homeownership: Appropriations Made to Finance VA's Housing Program May Be Overestimated
RCED-93-173: Published: Sep 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Home Loan Guaranty Program subsidy costs, focusing on the: (1) estimated costs of guaranteeing fiscal year (FY) 1992 and 1993 VA home mortgage loans; and (2) comparison between its estimates and estimates prepared by the administration.GAO found that: (1) the costs of the VA home loan program...
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...
Housing and Community Development Issues
OCG-93-22TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to housing and community development.GAO noted that housing and community development issues included: (1) providing affordable housing for the nation's poor; (2) strengthening the Department of Housing and Urban Development's management; (3) controlling housing loan and lead-based paint cost exposure; (4) promoting community deve...
Rental Housing: Additional Information on Our Casas' Use of HUD's Grant Funds
RCED-92-249FS: Published: Aug 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on a resident management council's use of grant funds, focusing on: (1) organizational structure and tenant representation; (2) the award of a technical assistance grant and monitoring of the implementation of resident management; (3) expenditure of grant funds; (4) additional costs related to the grant; (5) selection of a public housin...