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Housing Leased to Lower Income Persons: Better Federal Guidance and Management Could Improve Quality
CED-80-7: Published: Oct 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1979.
Although the section 8 "existing housing" program managed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has provided decent, safe, and sanitary housing to many lower income people, a large number of homes leased under the program violate federal housing quality standards. Accompanied by HUD inspectors, GAO inspected 160 section 8 units (apartments, single-family homes, and mobile homes)...
Early Sales of Section 8 Housing
PAD-79-43: Published: Jan 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1979.
GAO studied alternative financing mechanisms for subsidized housing production. The alternatives being analyzed include the more traditional Federal Housing Administration (FHA) multifamily insurance programs, state housing financial agencies, and others which utilize private ownership. The policies and procedures governing section 8, which subsidized the bulk of housing assistance were examined....
Deconcentration of Low-Income Persons through Section 8 Housing Assistance
CED-78-181: Published: Oct 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1978.
Under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 Housing Assistance Program, low-income families pay 15 percent to 25 percent of their incomes for rent, and HUD subsidizes the difference between the family's contribution and the rent charged by the landlord. HUD's efforts to avoid, through its Section 8 Housing Assistance Program, undue concentrations of lower-income persons...
Review of Recent Policy Changes in Managing and Disposing of HUD-Owned Multifamily Housing Projects
107432: Sep 26, 1978
Since May 1977, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has changed its management and disposition policies for HUD-owned formerly subsidized multifamily properties to provide that: (1) tenants residing in HUD-owned properties pay not more than 25 percent of their income for rent and utilities; (2) the properties be rehabilitated before disposition; and (3) the properties not be sold...
District of Columbia's Rent Establishment Policies and Procedures Need Improvement
GGD-78-50: Published: May 17, 1978. Publicly Released: May 17, 1978.
The District of Columbia's Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is responsible for providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing to low-income District families who cannot afford such housing. As of June 30, 1976, approximately 11,300 families lived in DHCD-provided housing, over 10,900 of whom were in DHCD-owned projects. The public housing program is financed mostly with rental...
Elimination of the Rent Credit Feature of the Section 8 Existing Housing Program
CED-78-117: Published: May 10, 1978. Publicly Released: May 10, 1978.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently completed a nationwide study of the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program and is now considering the rent reduction incentive feature of the program. This feature was established to encourage participating families to find housing units at the lowest possible rent and to reduce federal subsidies by offering a reduction in the family's c...
Use of Farmers Home Administration Financed Rural Rental Housing for Commercial Office Space
B-171630: Published: Mar 11, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1977.
A review was conducted to determine the legality and propriety of a decision by Farmers Home Administration, Department of Agriculture, to permit the Waltra Corporation to convert two buildings into office space and into apartment units for senior citizens and families of low and moderate incomes.The loan agreements between Farmers Home Administration and Waltra Corporation did not permit Waltra t...
Operations of Two Department of Housing and Urban Development-Supported Housing Projects in Pennsylvania--Sheridan Manor in Wilkes-Barre and Hanover Village in Hanover Township
RED-76-88: Published: Apr 8, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1976.
No summary is currently available...
Leased-Housing Programs Need Improvements in Management and Operations
RED-75-380: Published: Jul 11, 1975. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1975.
No summary is currently available...