Public housing (51 - 60 of 120 items)
Housing and Urban Development: Management and Budget Issues in HUD's Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriation
T-RCED-94-218: Published: May 12, 1994. Publicly Released: May 12, 1994.
GAO discussed management and budget issues related to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposed reorganization. GAO noted that: (1) HUD will need to substantially change its organizational culture, focus on its reinvention initiatives, and dedicate the resources necessary to complete these initiatives if it is to successfully reinvent itself; (2) the Government National Mort...
Distressed Public Housing
AIMD-94-78R: Published: May 10, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing's financial transactions. GAO noted that: (1) the Commission disbursed about $2 million for contracts, travel, payroll, and miscellaneous transactions during its existence; (2) although the Commission did not always adhere to proper administrative procedures, its disbursements appeared...
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...
Public Housing: Housing Agency Officials Want More Flexibility in Replacing Deteriorated Housing
T-RCED-94-159: Published: Mar 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to provide affordable public housing for low-income families, focusing on: (1) the requirement that public housing authorities (PHA) replace every demolished public housing unit with one meeting acceptable housing standards; (2) site and neighborhood standards that seek to avoid over-concentrations of persons receiving f...
Lead-Based Paint Poisoning: Children in Public Housing Are Not Adequately Protected
RCED-93-138: Published: Sep 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to protect children in public housing from lead-based paint hazards, focusing on whether HUD: (1) has complied with lead-based paint legislation; and (2) ensures that public housing authorities (PHA) comply with regulatory requirements.GAO found that: (1) children with elevated blood l...
Assisted Housing: Evening Out the Growth of the Section 8 Program's Funding Needs
RCED-93-54: Published: Aug 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the estimated costs of contract renewals for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) section 8 rental assistance program, focusing on: (1) the additional budget authority needed to renew expiring contracts; (2) ways to even-out the growth in budget authority for contract renewals; and (3) the relationship between budg...
Public Housing: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit as an Alternative Development Method
RCED-93-31: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1993.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO compared public housing authorities' (PHA) development of housing under the Public Housing Development Program and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, focusing on the: (1) characteristics of the tenants served; (2) characteristics of the projects developed; (3) costs of each program to the federal government; and (4) administrative experiences of PHA when...
Public Housing: Projects Developed With Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Differ From Traditional Public Housing Development Projects
T-RCED-93-54: Published: Jun 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1993.
GAO provided information on how public housing authorities (PHA) use the low-income housing tax credit program as an alternative to the public housing program. GAO noted that: (1) PHA use the tax credit program to serve the elderly and different types of tenants in mostly low- and middle-income neighborhoods and develop a greater variety of housing unit types than the public housing program; (2) m...
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...