Program evaluation (121 - 130 of 150 items)
HUD Should Improve Its Management of Acquired, Formerly Subsidized Multifamily Projects
CED-80-31: Published: Dec 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1980.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has changed the way it charges rent at, and sells, its inventory of formerly subsidized multifamily housing projects. It charges lower income tenants no more than 25 percent of their income for rent in HUD-owned projects. It then provides rental assistance after the projects are sold. The changes have resulted in substantial additional costs to...
Millions of Dollars for Rehabilitating Housing Can Be Used More Effectively
CED-80-19: Published: Dec 7, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1979.
Annually, about $240 million in Federal funds are not being used effectively for rehabilitating housing under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 312 Rehabilitation Loan Program and its Community Development Block Grant Program.Borrowers are refinancing existing home mortgages with low-cost rehabilitation loans, thereby diverting substantial funds from housing rehabilit...
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)...
GAO's Current Work on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Troubled Projects Strategy
109677: Jun 19, 1979
In June 1977, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) established a departmental task force on multifamily property utilization to determine the causes underlying the increases in the number of projects experiencing default, assignment, and ultimately foreclosure. The task force recommended that a flexible subsidy mechanism to insure project financial stability be incorporated in leg...
Evaluation of Agency Comments on GAO's Letter Report to Congressman Harsha
CED-79-76: Published: Apr 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1979.
In January 1979, GAO issued a report reviewing processing of the application for the Oakwood apartments, near Milford, Ohio, an assisted housing project under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD did not agree with two of the four GAO recommendations, and stated that the intent of a third recommendation was unclear. GAO still believes that the changes are needed, and that HUD...
HUD's Evaluation System: An Assessment
PAD-78-44: Published: Jul 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1978.
To efficiently and effectively carry out its operations, each federal agency should establish and maintain adequate internal control systems. Evaluation has been described as one of the most useful tools available to federal officials in addressing policy questions, deciding on policies and programs, and providing information on the efficiency and effectiveness of policies and programs. An evaluat...
The Department of State's Management of Real Estate Overseas
095398: Jul 13, 1978
The Department of State is responsible for acquiring, constructing, selling, maintaining, and operating about $3 billion worth of U.S. Government-owned and leased property in 215 cities in 135 countries. The Office of Foreign Buildings, departmental bureaus, and the overseas missions share responsibility for the task. Problems with the program include fragmentation of program management and ineffe...
Social Research and Experimentation
106195: May 15, 1978
A 1978 report, "An Assessment of the Department of Housingand Urban Development's Experimental Housing Allowance Program (EHAP)," recognized that carefully designed and operated social experiments offer useful techniques for gaining information necessary to make informed decisions on major public policy issues. The report cautioned, however, that social research and development is in its early sta...
Section 236 Rental Housing: An Assessment of HUD's Comments on GAO's Evaluations
PAD-78-62: Published: Apr 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1978.
A report issued in January 1978 comprehensively evaluated the section 236 rental assistance program and made recommendations to Congress and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which would ensure that moderate income households receive a reasonable share of future housing assistance. The report concluded that the section 236 program had been successful in producing quality housin...
Opportunities for HEW To Improve the Administration of Day Care Programs
HRD-78-81: Published: Mar 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1978.
Federal day care expenditures amounted to $675 million in fiscal year 1977; about 78 percent of this amount, $529 million, was provided by title XX of the Social Security Act. A review of selected aspects of day care programs funded under title XX focused on: (1) the reasonableness of the federal staff-to-child ratios mandated for day care centers; (2) the adequacy of federal efforts to ensure tha...