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More Can Be Done To Measure HUD's Success in Using Millions of Dollars for Rehabilitating Housing
CED-81-98: Published: Jul 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1981.
GAO examined the current status of actions taken by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on recommendations GAO made to the agency in a previous report. In this report, GAO estimated that $150 million of a total $200 million in grants was directly granted to property owners to cover their rehabilitation costs in fiscal year 1980. By combining grant assistance to homeowners for hou...
Federal and State Actions Needed To Overcome Problems in Administering the Title XX Program
HRD-81-8: Published: Oct 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1980.
The title XX program, authorized by Social Security Act amendments, enables States to tailor social services programs to fit the needs of people in local communities. The social services are provided directly by public social services agencies or purchased from other public agencies and private profit or nonprofit organizations. The States must fund about 25 percent of their title XX program costs...
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...
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...
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)...
Collection of Credit Report Fees by the Farmers Home Administration
CED-77-134: Published: Oct 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1977.
The Farmers Home Administration's rural housing loan program was reviewed to determine whether it was economical and efficient. The agency has joined other governmental agencies in obtaining credit reports from credit-reporting companies which are under contract with The Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Farmers Home Administration's regulations list the credit bureaus to be used, t...