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Assisted Housing: Utility Allowances Often Fall Short of Actual Utility Expenses (Vol. II)
RCED-91-40B: Published: Mar 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed utility allowances provided under public housing and section 8 certificate housing programs.GAO provided information on: (1) its approach in preparing a nationwide questionnaire on public housing agencies' (PHA) practices in providing allowances; (2) detailed responses to its questionnaire; and (3) the portion of adjusted income that assisted hou...
Assisted Housing: Rent Burdens in Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Programs
RCED-90-129: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proportion of income that assisted households paid for rent and utilities at six public housing agencies.GAO found that: (1) the average rent burden for approximately 4,500 public housing households with utility allowances was 30.5 percent of their adjusted income; (2) the average burden for about 5,000 section 8 certificate households with uti...
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;...
Improving the Efficiency of Federal Housing Subsidies
T-RCED-89-72: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
GAO discussed S. 980, a bill which would improve the effectiveness of the low-income housing tax credit. GAO found that: (1) the lack of centralized review of the financial assistance awarded to individual housing projects allowed developers to realize cash proceeds greater than their costs for acquiring and rehabilitating the projects; (2) the Moderate Rehabilitation and Tax Credit Programs were...
Project Developer Cash Flows Under HUD's Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program
T-RCED-89-58: Published: Aug 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program, focusing on why developers were willing to pay substantial consultant fees to win projects. GAO found that: (1) developers received substantial funds above their acquisition costs to rehabilitate low-income housing projects; (2) combining proceeds from the sales of income tax credits wi...
Rental Housing: Housing Vouchers Cost More Than Certificates but Offer Added Benefits
RCED-89-20: Published: Feb 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) costs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) section 8 existing certificate and housing voucher programs; and (2) adequacy of HUD fair-market rents and their impact on tenant rent burdens.GAO found that: (1) although the voucher and certificate programs had the similar goal of subsidizing private rental h...
Public Housing: Problems Continue To Plague the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
RCED-88-122: Published: Apr 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's (CMHA) operations, focusing on: (1) previously identified CMHA problems; (2) its controls over the expenditure of federal housing funds; and (3) problems in its administration of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program.GAO analyzed eight repor...
Subsidized Housing: HUD Oversight of the Villa San Pedro Project
RCED-87-159BR: Published: Aug 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) oversight of a subsidized low- and moderate-income housing project, focusing on: (1) events related to the project; (2) actions HUD could take to remedy the project's problems; (3) whether HUD acted aggressively and effectively in response to the project's problems; and (4) HUD options for ens...
Rental Housing: Potential Reduction in the Section 8 Existing and Voucher Inventory
RCED-87-20FS: Published: Oct 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the current inventory of rental housing units with tenant-based section 8 assistance; and (2) the potential impact of expiring section 8 contracts on the current inventory.GAO found that: (1) as of July 31, 1986, the inventory of tenant-based section 8 units was about 864,000; (2) current contracts will provide assistance for...