Rent subsidies (51 - 60 of 73 items)
Improving the Efficiency of Federal Housing Subsidies
T-RCED-89-72: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
GAO discussed S. 980, a bill which would improve the effectiveness of the low-income housing tax credit. GAO found that: (1) the lack of centralized review of the financial assistance awarded to individual housing projects allowed developers to realize cash proceeds greater than their costs for acquiring and rehabilitating the projects; (2) the Moderate Rehabilitation and Tax Credit Programs were...
Project Developer Cash Flows Under HUD's Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program
T-RCED-89-58: Published: Aug 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program, focusing on why developers were willing to pay substantial consultant fees to win projects. GAO found that: (1) developers received substantial funds above their acquisition costs to rehabilitate low-income housing projects; (2) combining proceeds from the sales of income tax credits wi...
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...
Rental Housing: Housing Vouchers Cost More Than Certificates but Offer Added Benefits
RCED-89-20: Published: Feb 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) costs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) section 8 existing certificate and housing voucher programs; and (2) adequacy of HUD fair-market rents and their impact on tenant rent burdens.GAO found that: (1) although the voucher and certificate programs had the similar goal of subsidizing private rental h...
Subsidized Housing: HUD Oversight of the Villa San Pedro Project
RCED-87-159BR: Published: Aug 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) oversight of a subsidized low- and moderate-income housing project, focusing on: (1) events related to the project; (2) actions HUD could take to remedy the project's problems; (3) whether HUD acted aggressively and effectively in response to the project's problems; and (4) HUD options for ens...
Rural Rental Housing: Cost Information on FmHA's Section 515 Program and Other Housing Options
RCED-87-96: Published: Aug 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) section 515 rural rental housing program to: (1) identify whom the program serves and where it provides housing; (2) assess ways to reduce program costs; (3) compare program costs with costs of other federal housing subsidy options; and (4) identify state programs that provide housing assistance in rural ar...
Rental Housing: Potential Reduction in the Section 8 Existing and Voucher Inventory
RCED-87-20FS: Published: Oct 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the current inventory of rental housing units with tenant-based section 8 assistance; and (2) the potential impact of expiring section 8 contracts on the current inventory.GAO found that: (1) as of July 31, 1986, the inventory of tenant-based section 8 units was about 864,000; (2) current contracts will provide assistance for...
Rental Housing: HUD's Methods of Determining Fair Market Rents
RCED-86-209: Published: Aug 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) method of determining fair market rents for its rental assistance program.GAO found that: (1) HUD establishes the base level of rent by using the census, the American Housing Survey, and the consumer price index; (2) because HUD recognizes that limitations exist in its data, its procedures...
Rental Housing: Potential Reduction in the Privately Owned and Federally Assisted Inventory
RCED-86-176FS: Published: Jun 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the retention of the privately owned and federally assisted rental housing inventory as lower-income housing, specifically the current inventory of such housing and the potential impact of expiring section 8 contracts and mortgage prepayment restrictions on the inventory.GAO found that the fiscal year (FY) 1985 inventory was 1.9 m...
Housing Allowances: An Assessment of Program Participation and Effects
PEMD-86-3: Published: Feb 10, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the available research on low-income housing assistance payment programs to determine the programs': (1) participation rates; (2) effects on the participants; and (3) effects on the low-income housing market.GAO concentrated on two main allowance programs, the Experimental Housing Allowance Program (EHAP) and the Section 8 Existing Housing Progr...