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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...
Multifamily Housing: Information on Selected Properties Owned by HUD
RCED-94-163FS: Published: Apr 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1994.
GAO provided information on 9 subsidized and 10 unsubsidized Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-owned multifamily properties in Dallas, Texas, and Kansas City, Missouri, focusing on: (1) the properties' size and vacancy rates; (2) the number of units receiving Section 8 rental assistance; (3) HUD estimates of funds needed for property rehabilitation; and (4) tenants' income levels a...
Self-Sufficiency: Opportunities and Disincentives on the Road to Economic Independence
HRD-93-23: Published: Aug 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO examined how housing and social service policies affect beneficiaries receiving public assistance when they gain employment and experience an increase in income.GAO found that: (1) the amount of income required to become economically independent varies greatly across programs and states; (2) only a small proportion of families with incomes below the pover...
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...
Rental Housing: Serving the Elderly Through the Section 8 Program
RCED-93-12FS: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1993.
GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 housing programs, which are administered by public housing agencies (PHA), focusing on: (1) demographic characteristics of program beneficiaries; (2) the quality of housing rented by elderly voucher recipients; and (3) proportion of income beneficiaries paid for rent.GAO found that: (1) the majority of el...
Public and Assisted Housing: Some Progress Made in Implementing HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency Program
RCED-93-78: Published: Apr 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) progress in implementing its Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program, focusing on: (1) the program's status; (2) HUD actions to coordinate its efforts with other federal agencies that fund the supportive services needed for the FSS program; and (3) HUD determinations of the amounts to reimb...
Homelessness: McKinney Act Programs and Funding Through Fiscal Year 1991
RCED-93-39: Published: Dec 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided: (1) a legislative history of the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act; (2) a description of each McKinney Act program; and (3) information on the amount of money provided under each program.GAO found that: (1) the McKinney Act's programs provide homeless people with emergency food and shelter, transitional and permanent housing, primary health care...
HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency
RCED-92-248R: Published: Jul 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Family Self-Sufficiency Program, focusing on how the program applies to Indian housing authorities (IHA). GAO found that: (1) although the Indian community generally agrees with the program's concept and goals, it has not widely endorsed the program itself; (2) federal and Indian housing officials have suggested program changes,...
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...