Rental housing (81 - 90 of 131 items)
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...
Public Housing: HUD Oversight of the Annapolis Housing Authority
RCED-89-145: Published: Jun 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the adequacy of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) oversight of the Annapolis, Maryland, Housing Authority, focusing on why: (1) HUD did not complete an overall management review between 1985 and 1988; and (2) the Housing Authority's operating reserves have declined sharply since 1986.GAO found that: (1) the HUD Baltimore fi...
Public Housing: Chicago Housing Authority Taking Steps to Address Long-standing Problems
RCED-89-100: Published: Jun 8, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chicago Housing Authority's (CHA) operations to assess: (1) the extent and nature of identified problems; (2) Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) oversight of CHA management; (3) the status of a 1987 agreement between HUD and CHA that averted a threatened HUD takeover; and (4) CHA progress in resolving its widespread problems...
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...
138538: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, describes new initiatives by public and private partnerships to meet the U.S. need for low-income housing. State, local, and federal changes in tax incentives have helped community development corporations and nonprofit housing organizations to create more affordable housing and a new housing delivery system through new financing...
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...
Assisted Housing: Overview of Problems at the Longwood Cooperative in Cleveland, Ohio
RCED-88-202: Published: Aug 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the events surrounding the failure and foreclosure of the Longwood Cooperative, a low-income, multifamily housing project, focusing on: (1) the history of Longwood's financial and management problems; (2) why it took nearly 4 years for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to gain possession of Longwood after foreclosure proceedings...
Housing Programs: Funding Approach for HUD's Section 8 Certificate Program Needs Changing
RCED-88-136: Published: Apr 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the adequacy of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) funding approach for its Section 8 Existing Rental Assistance Certificate Program, focusing on: (1) the potential shortfall in program funds; (2) whether HUD adequately compensated state and local public housing agencies (PHA) for their costs; and (3) how PHA...
Role of Tax Policy in Preserving the Stock of Low-Income Rental Housing
T-RCED-88-22: Published: Mar 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1988.
GAO discussed H.R. 3663, focusing on the: (1) potential loss of a large number of privately owned and federally subsidized low-income rental housing units; and (2) use of tax policy as a means of encouraging low-income rental housing preservation. GAO found that: (1) over half of the approximately 2.0-million-unit low-income housing inventory was vulnerable to loss by the end of 1995 through owner...