Urban development (11 - 20 of 57 items)
Multifamily Housing: Progress Made in Establishing HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring
RCED-99-5: Published: Oct 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the status of the Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring's (OMHAR) development, focusing on: (1) its organization and staffing and how it relates to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) overall structure; (2) whether it is on schedule to meet its key operational and reporting requirements; (3) the procedures and...
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance: HUD's Processes for Evaluating and Using Unexpended Balances Are Ineffective
RCED-98-202: Published: Jul 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) systems for budgeting and accounting for Section 8 rental assistance funds, focusing on whether the systems ensure that unexpended Section 8 project-based funds do not reach unreasonable levels and that obligations are spent in a timely manner.GAO noted that: (1) as of September 30, 1997, HU...
Housing and Urban Development: Comments on HUD's Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Request
T-RCED-98-137: Published: Mar 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed selected aspects of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget request, focusing on: (1) actions HUD has taken or plans to take to improve its budget estimates; (2) the reasonableness of HUD's request for Section 8 tenant-based and moderate rehabilitation housing assistance; (3) HUD's justification for its...
Housing and Community Development Products, 1995
RCED-96-248W: Published: Aug 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1996.
GAO presented a listing of testimonies and reports issued from January 1995 to December 1995 on housing and community development programs and other related topics...
Public Housing: HUD's Takeover of the Housing Authority of New Orleans
T-RCED-96-212: Published: Jul 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1996.
GAO discussed the Housing Authority of New Orleans' (HANO) operational problems, focusing on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to correct these problems. GAO noted that: (1) obstacles to improving HANO performance include HANO inability to perform routine maintenance and repairs on its buildings, and persistent interference by HANO board of commissioners into HANO dai...
Federally Assisted Housing: Condition of Some Properties Receiving Section 8 Project-Based Assistance Is Below Housing Quality Standards
T-RCED-94-273: Published: Jul 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) section 8 project-based assisted housing programs, focusing on: (1) whether section 8 subsidized properties meet HUD housing quality standards; (2) whether HUD is effectively using its enforcement tools to ensure that the assisted properties are adequately maintained; and (3) actions HUD or Congress could take to resolve poorly...
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...
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...
Housing and Community Development Issues
OCG-93-22TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to housing and community development.GAO noted that housing and community development issues included: (1) providing affordable housing for the nation's poor; (2) strengthening the Department of Housing and Urban Development's management; (3) controlling housing loan and lead-based paint cost exposure; (4) promoting community deve...
Public and Assisted Housing: Linking Housing and Supportive Services to Promote Self-Sufficiency
RCED-92-142BR: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the implications of linking federal housing assistance to supportive services to promote economic self-sufficiency for lower-income families.GAO found that: (1) the National Affordable Housing Act does not explicitly define the terms self-sufficiency and economic independence but implies that these conditions have been attained when a family u...