Community development (1 - 10 of 21 items) in Custom Date Range
Financial Education and Counseling Pilot Program
GAO-11-737R: Published: Jul 27, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 2011.
The federal government has numerous programs designed to improve Americans' financial literacy, some of which are targeted at helping consumers determine whether and when to purchase a home, how to manage a mortgage, and how to deal with setbacks that could limit their ability to make timely mortgage payments. However, as we have reported, little is known about the effectiveness of specific strate...
Recovery Act: Opportunities Exist to Increase the Public's Understanding of Recipient Reporting on HUD Programs
GAO-10-966: Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2010.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) has provided about $6 billion in grants for three Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs that fund housing or community development. As of March 31, 2010, HUD's Capital Fund awarded nearly $3 billion in grants to 3,134 public housing agencies, the Community Development Block Grant-Recovery (CDBG-R) awarded about...
Public Housing: Information on the Financing, Oversight, and Effects of the HOPE VI Program
GAO-07-1025T: Published: Jun 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2007.
Since fiscal year 1992, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $6 billion in HOPE VI program grants to public housing authorities to revitalize severely distressed public housing and provide supportive services to residents. HUD has encouraged housing authorities to use their HOPE VI grants to attract, or leverage, funding from other sources, including other fe...
VA Housing Loan Program
RCED-93-129R: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an independent report on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Home Loan Guaranty Program, focusing on whether the: (1) report's recommendations were supported by sufficient evidence; and (2) report contained factual errors or analytical weaknesses. GAO found that: (1) the report did not adequately support 6 of the 7 recommendations with suffici...
Partnership Projects: A Framework for Evaluating Public-Private Housing and Development Efforts
PEMD-90-9: Published: May 22, 1990. Publicly Released: May 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on a framework for evaluating the success of public-private partnerships in housing and community development.GAO found that: (1) the need for a project could be considered in terms of the difference between existing and desirable conditions; (2) the partnership might identify the geographic area or target population served by a project...
Partnership Projects: Federal Support for Public-Private Housing and Development Efforts
PEMD-89-25FS: Published: Sep 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal programs supporting public-private partnerships in housing and community development.GAO found that: (1) 9 cabinet-level departments and 7 independent agencies administered a total of 46 federal programs supporting public-private partnerships in housing and community development, with the Department of Housing and Urban Devel...
Meeting Application and Review Requirements for Block Grants Under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
RED-76-106: Published: Jun 23, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Negotiated Sales of HUD-Owned Multifamily Housing Projects
CED-82-117: Published: Aug 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1982.
GAO was requested to analyze the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) negotiated sales of HUD-owned multifamily projects from October 1, 1976, through April 30, 1982. Specifically, the analysis examined: (1) what regulations, policies, and procedures govern negotiated sales of HUD-owned multifamily projects, and how often this sales method has been used; and (2) whether the regulati...
Housing Block Grant Activity in Pittsburgh: A Case Study
CED-82-52: Published: Mar 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1982.
Congress is currently considering various alternatives for administering federal housing subsidies. GAO studied the Community Development Block Grant Program activities of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to assist Congress by describing how cities and counties have used their block grant funds to provide and improve housing for low- and moderate-income families.GAO found that Pittsburgh has rehabilitate...
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...