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Public and Assisted Housing: Linking Housing and Supportive Services to Promote Self-Sufficiency
RCED-92-142BR: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the implications of linking federal housing assistance to supportive services to promote economic self-sufficiency for lower-income families.GAO found that: (1) the National Affordable Housing Act does not explicitly define the terms self-sufficiency and economic independence but implies that these conditions have been attained when a family u...
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...
Homelessness: McKinney Act Programs and Funding Through Fiscal Year 1990
RCED-91-126: Published: May 1, 1991. Publicly Released: May 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the status of legislatively authorized, federal- and state-administered homeless assistance programs for fiscal year (FY) 1990.GAO found that the homeless assistance legislation: (1) appropriated about $600 million for funding 18 programs providing direct services involving emergency food and shelter, transitional and permanent hou...
Utility Allowances Provided to Public Housing and Section 8 Households and Resulting Rent Burdens
T-RCED-90-41: Published: Mar 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1990.
GAO discussed utility allowances provided to public housing and section 8 households, focusing on: (1) the extent of the allowances; (2) the rent burdens of households receiving utility options; and (3) options for change. GAO noted that: (1) use of allowances was widespread, and allowances ranged from less than $10 to over $200 per month and averaged $52 per month for public housing households an...
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;...
Homelessness: McKinney Act Programs and Funding for Fiscal Year 1989
RCED-90-52: Published: Feb 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the status of legislatively authorized, federal- and state-administered homeless assistance programs.GAO found that the homeless assistance legislation: (1) initially authorized 20 programs for funding direct services involving emergency food and shelter, transitional and permanent housing, primary health care services, mental heal...
Housing Conference: National Housing Policy Issues
RCED-89-174: Published: Aug 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1989.
GAO presented a transcript of the proceedings of a conference discussing: (1) low-income housing availability and affordability; (2) the growing homelessness problem; (3) home ownership assistance needs; and (4) the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) management of housing programs.GAO noted that conference speakers and panelists, representing Congress, HUD officials, and housing e...
The Crisis in Affordable Housing
138536: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, discusses the increase of homelessness in the United States as well as the decline in the amount of affordable housing. While the Homeless Assistance Act is providing some short-term, crisis-oriented assistance, collaborative, long-term, and more extensive approaches are necessary to address the problems leading to an increasing...
Transition Series: Housing and Urban Development Issues
OCG-89-22TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized Department of Housing and Urban Development program issues facing the new administration.GAO found that the new administration will need to: (1) encourage continued private investment in low-income housing, focusing on individual markets to determine the amount of federal incentives needed; (2) consider the cost-effectiveness of preserving public, low-income housing; (3) continually...