Community development (31 - 40 of 65 items)
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...
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...
Resolution Trust Corporation: More Actions Needed to Improve Single-Family Affordable Housing Program
GGD-92-136: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) progress in selling single-family houses under its Affordable Housing Disposition Program; and (2) whether RTC controls are adequate to ensure that qualified purchasers buy and occupy the homes.GAO found that: (1) RTC lacks a consistent verification program to ensure that it sells homes only to eligible buyers; (2) the lack of complete, re...
Mortgage Credit Enhancements: Options for FHA in Meeting the Need for Affordable Multifamily Housing
T-RCED-92-52: Published: Apr 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1992.
GAO discussed legislative or administrative actions that could improve the availability of mortgage financing for affordable multifamily housing through credit enhancements. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has historically been the federal government's principal provider of credit enhancements, but its insuring of mortgages has declined sharply in recent years from a h...
Housing and Community Development Products 1990-91
RCED-92-111: Published: Mar 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1992.
GAO presented an index of reports and testimonies it issued between January 1990 and December 1991 related to housing and community development issues.GAO presented a brief synopsis of reports and testimonies relating to: (1) homeownership assistance; (2) rental and public housing; (3) homelessness; (4) community development; (5) small and minority businesses; and (6) disaster assistance...
Housing for the Elderly: HUD Policy Decisions Delay Section 202 Construction Starts
RCED-91-4: Published: Jan 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) processing of section 202 projects for constructing rental housing for the elderly and handicapped, focusing on: (1) increases in project processing time; (2) the need for additional sponsor contributions to cover project development costs; (3) field offices' interpretation of cost-containment...
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...
138538: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, describes new initiatives by public and private partnerships to meet the U.S. need for low-income housing. State, local, and federal changes in tax incentives have helped community development corporations and nonprofit housing organizations to create more affordable housing and a new housing delivery system through new financing...
Housing Programs: Funding Approach for HUD's Section 8 Certificate Program Needs Changing
RCED-88-136: Published: Apr 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the adequacy of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) funding approach for its Section 8 Existing Rental Assistance Certificate Program, focusing on: (1) the potential shortfall in program funds; (2) whether HUD adequately compensated state and local public housing agencies (PHA) for their costs; and (3) how PHA...
Rural Housing: Opportunities To Reduce Costs and Better Target Assistance
RCED-86-33: Published: Feb 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1986.
GAO discussed a variety of measures that the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) county offices could take to reduce housing costs and target more assistance to very low-income households and those occupying substandard housing.GAO found that: (1) FmHA county offices generally did not adopt cost reduction measures suggested in FmHA guidelines; (2) as of October 1, 1985, FmHA had not issued regula...