Rent subsidies (31 - 40 of 73 items)
Multifamily Housing: HUD's Proposal to Restructure Its Portfolio
T-RCED-95-226: Published: Jun 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1995.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposal to restructure its multifamily housing portfolio. GAO noted that: (1) HUD pays higher costs than necessary to subsidize properties and sets lower rents than required to maintain properties' physical condition; (2) HUD has proposed to replace project-based assistance with tenant-based assistance and restructure mortgages...
Housing Finance: Improving the Federal Home Loan Bank System's Affordable Housing Program
RCED-95-82: Published: Jun 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Home Loan (FHL) Bank System's implementation of the Affordable Housing Program (AHP), focusing on: (1) how the program's funds have been used to support affordable housing initiatives; (2) how the program has been administered; and (3) what opportunities exist for program improvement.GAO found that: (1) the FHL Bank System provided ne...
RCED-95-167R: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) rental assistance programs, focusing on the potential for assisted households to move toward or achieve economic self-sufficiency. GAO noted that based on samples of 1989 data: (1) HUD-assisted renters' median age was 50 years, with 29 percent 34 years or younger, 36 percent bet...
Multifamily Housing: Better Direction and Oversight by HUD Needed for Properties Sold With Rent Restrictions
RCED-95-72: Published: Mar 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) procedures for implementing a rent-restriction alternative for the disposition of multifamily properties, focusing on: (1) HUD instructions to its field offices and property purchasers on implementing the alternative; (2) HUD instructions to field offices on monitoring purchaser...
Housing and Urban Development: Reform and Reinvention Issues
T-RCED-95-129: Published: Mar 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1995.
GAO discussed the budget and management problems facing the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), focusing on the: (1) long-standing management deficiencies and HUD progress in addressing them; (2) problems in public and assisted housing programs; (3) challenges that HUD faces in restructuring its programs; and (4) questions that should be addressed in considering future housing and c...
Section 8 Rental Housing: Merging Assistance Programs Has Benefits but Raises Implementation Issues
RCED-94-85: Published: May 27, 1994. Publicly Released: May 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) two rental housing subsidy programs should be combined, focusing on the: (1) benefits of a merger; (2) major program differences that would need reconciliation; (3) merger's effect on HUD budgeting and financial management; and (4) effort needed to merge the two programs.GAO found that...
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...
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...
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...