Rent subsidies (51 - 60 of 70 items)
Rental Housing: HUD's Methods of Determining Fair Market Rents
RCED-86-209: Published: Aug 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) method of determining fair market rents for its rental assistance program.GAO found that: (1) HUD establishes the base level of rent by using the census, the American Housing Survey, and the consumer price index; (2) because HUD recognizes that limitations exist in its data, its procedures...
Housing Allowances: An Assessment of Program Participation and Effects
PEMD-86-3: Published: Feb 10, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the available research on low-income housing assistance payment programs to determine the programs': (1) participation rates; (2) effects on the participants; and (3) effects on the low-income housing market.GAO concentrated on two main allowance programs, the Experimental Housing Allowance Program (EHAP) and the Section 8 Existing Housing Progr...
Improving the Process for Allocating Loan Management Set-Aside Funds to Multifamily Housing Projects
RCED-85-29: Published: Nov 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1984.
The Loan Management Set-Aside (LMSA) Program is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help maintain the financial viability of multifamily housing projects with cash-flow problems. The program is available to both insured and held projects. GAO reviewed the process used by HUD to allocate LMSA funds in fiscal years (FY) 1983 and 1984 and the basis used by HUD for...
Improving Controls Over Rent and Management Fees at Multifamily Housing Projects
RCED-84-118: Published: Apr 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) procedures for controlling rents and management fees at multifamily housing projects.As part of its oversight role in housing programs, HUD reviews and approves rent and management fee increases for multifamily rental housing projects. GAO found that inadequate controls resulted in excessive...
Duplicative and Unnecessary Renovations Made in the HUD-Subsidized Concord Commons Apartments in Rockford, IL
CED-82-67: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed duplicative and unnecessary repairs approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at an apartment complex in Rockford, Illinois.Although HUD spent about $1 million to renovate more than half of the apartments at the complex during 1978 and 1979, all of the apartments are being renovated again by the Rockford Housing Developm...
Views on S. 2171
B-206888: Published: Apr 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1982.
Legislation has been proposed which would stimulate the development and rehabilitation of affordable multifamily rental housing. The purpose of the bill is to: (1) increase the Nation's stock of rental and cooperative housing; and (2) reduce housing costs by encouraging the construction and rehabilitation of multifamily rental housing projects and cooperative housing projects for families and indi...
Military Overseas Housing Allowances Should Be More Realistic
FPCD-80-33: Published: Mar 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1980.
In 1970, Congress amended authorizing legislation to permit the station housing allowance to be set at the difference between basic allowance for quarters (BAQ) and overseas housing costs. The following year Congress also set BAQ at amounts that could be reasonably related to housing costs in the United States. Because of the large increased costs since the authorizing legislation was passed, a re...
HUD Should Improve Its Management of Acquired, Formerly Subsidized Multifamily Projects
CED-80-31: Published: Dec 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1980.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has changed the way it charges rent at, and sells, its inventory of formerly subsidized multifamily housing projects. It charges lower income tenants no more than 25 percent of their income for rent in HUD-owned projects. It then provides rental assistance after the projects are sold. The changes have resulted in substantial additional costs to...
Possible Duplicate Payments in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 8 Housing Assistance Program
CED-79-51: Published: Mar 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1979.
GAO is concerned about possible payments in the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program for existing units, operated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A review was made to determine whether there were sufficient controls to prevent project owners from collecting subsidies for one tenant from both a public housing agency (PHA) and HUD under the Section 8 Program. This is possib...
Early Sales of Section 8 Housing
PAD-79-43: Published: Jan 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1979.
GAO studied alternative financing mechanisms for subsidized housing production. The alternatives being analyzed include the more traditional Federal Housing Administration (FHA) multifamily insurance programs, state housing financial agencies, and others which utilize private ownership. The policies and procedures governing section 8, which subsidized the bulk of housing assistance were examined....