Program evaluation (111 - 120 of 150 items)
Evaluation of Alternatives for Financing Low and Moderate Income Rental Housing
PAD-80-13: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1980.
Over the past 10 years, financing of Government-subsidized housing has changed from the more traditional and well-understood financing methods to more unusual combinations of the basic building blocks of the older programs. The new mechanisms, created to overcome the problems of older programs, have resulted in higher costs and some new problems. New and old alternatives for financing subsidized m...
More Improvements Can Be Made in HUD's Research and Technology Activities
CED-80-134: Published: Aug 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
A recently completed review of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) research and technology activities focused on those activities initiated within the past 3 years. To achieve a variety of objectives, the HUD Office of Policy Development and Research (PDR) conducts extremely diverse research which includes hundreds of projects spread among many subject areas.Positive steps take...
Ineligible Households in Assisted Housing Projects
113154: Aug 21, 1980
GAO undertook a review of the practice of some section 8 project owners who are leasing units, for which section 8 assistance is available, to market rate tenants rather than section 8 eligible households. Although leasing to such ineligible market rate households is permissible under the section 8 regulations, GAO believes the current policy and procedures relating to their inclusion in assisted...
Inquiry Into Farmers Home Administration's Selection of Developer To Construct Housing Project in New Hampshire
CED-80-119: Published: Aug 12, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1980.
GAO inquired into the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) selection of a proposal to develop a rental housing project for the elderly under the Congregate Housing Demonstration Project.GAO found while FmHA has not yet developed procedures for implementing an Executive Order on flood plain development, FmHA State offices are required to comply with the order. FmHA officials maintain that the flood...
Comments on H.R. 6194
B-197878: Published: Jul 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1980.
Comments are provided on H.R. 6194. If enacted, H.R. 6194, the Medicaid Community Care Act of 1980, would amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for comprehensive assessments and community-based services under Medicaid. It is intended to redress inadequacies in the Medicaid system which encourage expensive and often unnecessary institutionalization. The mechanisms established the pr...
Section 8 Subsidized Housing--Some Observations on Its High Rents, Costs, and Inequities
CED-80-59: Published: Jun 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1980.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lower Income Rental Assistance Program, also known as the Section 8 Program, is the major federal program for providing the poor with funds or other means to compete for existing housing in the neighborhoods of their choice. Under the Program, HUD makes assistance payments for annual contribution contracts to public housing agencies authorize...
The College Housing Loan Program: More Effective Management Needed
CED-80-75: Published: Mar 26, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1980.
GAO was requested to report on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) administration of the college housing loan program. The program, authorized in the Housing Act of 1950 to assist educational institutions with low cost loans to provide student and faculty housing, was suspended in 1973; but severe localized shortages of student housing and a need to renovate buildings for energ...
Ways of Providing a Fairer Share of Federal Housing Support to Rural Areas
CED-80-1: Published: Mar 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1980.
GAO evaluated the accomplishments and shortcomings of Federal housing programs in rural America, particularly in the past 10 years. Areas of special concern included the geographic distribution of housing assistance, gaps in program benefits, and ways to improve the programs' effectiveness in providing opportunities for rural families to obtain decent homes. Eighteen counties in six States were se...
Comments on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Public Housing Security Demonstration Program
111864: Mar 18, 1980
In view of the actions being taken or planned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) concerning its public housing security demonstration program, GAO will not continue with its review of public housing security measures and related crime and vandalism problems. Further observations and recommedations were made in an effort to aid HUD in improving public housing security. These o...
Inadequate Contract Administration on Housing Renovation Project at Malmstrom Air Force Base
PSAD-80-32: Published: Mar 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1980.
GAO was requested to investigate the renovation work performed on a housing project at Malmstrom Air Force Base near Great Falls, Montana. The renovation was to provide more modern kitchens and bathrooms, larger dining areas, and improvements to the exterior privacy on about 490 housing units originally constructed in the early 1950's. Scheduled for completion in October 1978, the work is still no...