Mortgage programs (41 - 50 of 54 items)
The Federal National Mortgage Association in a Changing Economic Environment
RCED-85-102A: Published: Jul 17, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1985.
GAO convened a group of housing experts in a 1-day symposium to discuss the interest rate and credit risks that the Federal National Mortgage Association incurs, its contributions to moderating housing cycles, and its role in serving low- and moderate-income families. This report presents the papers given and views expressed at the symposium...
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...
The Costs and Benefits of Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds: Preliminary Report
RCED-83-145: Published: Apr 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the loan activity of 40 State and local bond issuers that borrowed in the tax-exempt market between December 1981 and July 1982 and provided preliminary information regarding: (1) the extent to which lower income homebuyers are benefiting from the mortgage revenue bonds; (2) the effectiveness of Federal purchase price ceilings and State and loca...
Review of Certain Aspects of the Linda Pollin Memorial Housing Project in Washington, D.C.
B-118718: Published: Dec 15, 1971. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
HUD Reassessment Procedures for Multifamily Housing Projects During the Approval Process and Construction Phase
CED-82-109: Published: Jun 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1982.
GAO conducted a study in response to a congressional request to determine: (1) whether Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) procedures to reassess its commitment to projects when changes such as increased construction costs and high interest rates make their financial outlook questionable were followed in approving the Park Crestwood project in Crestwood, Missouri; (2) HUD procedures...
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...
October 1981 Recommendations of the President's Commission on Housing: Issues for Congressional Consideration
CED-82-42: Published: Feb 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1982.
GAO reviewed the interim report made by the President's Commission on Housing to assist Congress in its deliberations on the merits of the changes recommended by the Commission, because the recommendations could have far-reaching effects on future housing policy.GAO found that the Commission recommended a system of consumer housing grants or vouchers to be provided directly to families as the prim...
Evaluation of Alternatives for Financing Low and Moderate Income Rental Housing
PAD-80-13: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1980.
Over the past 10 years, financing of Government-subsidized housing has changed from the more traditional and well-understood financing methods to more unusual combinations of the basic building blocks of the older programs. The new mechanisms, created to overcome the problems of older programs, have resulted in higher costs and some new problems. New and old alternatives for financing subsidized m...
Domestic Housing and Community Development Issues for Planning
CED-80-139: Published: Sep 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1980.
Many serious housing and community development problems face the United States during the 1980's. The number of households will increase 19 percent during the 1980's, placing greater demand on the housing supply. Americans continue to migrate to the South and West, and increasingly to rural areas. Population redistribution is responsible for a wide range of present urban problems, such as the conc...
Ways of Providing a Fairer Share of Federal Housing Support to Rural Areas
CED-80-1: Published: Mar 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1980.
GAO evaluated the accomplishments and shortcomings of Federal housing programs in rural America, particularly in the past 10 years. Areas of special concern included the geographic distribution of housing assistance, gaps in program benefits, and ways to improve the programs' effectiveness in providing opportunities for rural families to obtain decent homes. Eighteen counties in six States were se...