Community development (41 - 50 of 65 items)
Opportunities To Reduce Costs and Improve Targeting in the Farmers Home Administration Section 502 Housing Loan Program
126709: Apr 15, 1985
GAO discussed some of the important issues concerning the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) single-family homeownership program and its efforts to reduce housing costs and better target program assistance to rural households. Analysis showed that FmHA did not implement housing cost reduction measures at the county level which could have enhanced targeting to very low-income households. GAO noted...
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...
Selected Aspects of the Operation of the St. Louis Housing Authority
B-118718: Published: Apr 21, 1971. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Rental Rehabilitation With Limited Federal Involvement: Who Is Doing It? At What Cost? Who Benefits?
RCED-83-148: Published: Jul 11, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed rental housing rehabilitation activities funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.GAO assessed the rental rehabilitation programs in 73 communities across the Nation which managed CDBG programs during the past 3 years. GAO found that: (1) few communities have had recent experience in designing, implementing, or evaluating r...
Block Grants for Housing: A Study of Local Experiences and Attitudes
RCED-83-21A: Published: Dec 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1982.
This report is a supplement to a GAO study that provides information on housing assistance to lower income families under an overall block grant program.In the report, GAO discusses the experiences of a large number of communities in providing housing assistance under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and describes local housing officials' views on the desirability of a block gr...
HUD-Proposed Legislative Changes to Section 203 of the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978
119698: Sep 30, 1982
GAO reviewed the implementation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy to attach section 8 subsidies to the sales of acquired multifamily housing projects to insure their continued availability to low- and moderate-income tenants. Specifically, the review determined the cost and effectiveness of the policy and whether other less costly, but effective, sales methods were ad...
Housing and Community Development: National Problems
CED-82-96: Published: Jun 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1982.
GAO presented its perspective on major housing and community development issues facing the Nation and outlined its plan for addressing these issues during the next year.The study provided an overview of the areas which cover housing, community development, business assistance, and disaster assistance. In addition, GAO discussed: (1) the effectiveness of the Nation's efforts to house lower income f...
Housing Block Grant Activity in Pittsburgh: A Case Study
CED-82-52: Published: Mar 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1982.
Congress is currently considering various alternatives for administering federal housing subsidies. GAO studied the Community Development Block Grant Program activities of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to assist Congress by describing how cities and counties have used their block grant funds to provide and improve housing for low- and moderate-income families.GAO found that Pittsburgh has rehabilitate...
Philadelphia Regional Office: W.C., the Joke's on You
119373: Jan 1, 1982
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 3, Summer 1982, the fifteenth in a series of articles on GAO regional offices, discusses the Philadelphia regional office. The Philadelphia office's audit work has concentrated on such areas as income security, general procurement, logistics management, transportation systems, and domestic housing and community development...