Housing programs (81 - 90 of 97 items)
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...
Further Actions Needed To Improve Management of HUD Programs
CED-81-41: Published: Feb 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1981.
GAO has made numerous recommendations in its reports on federal housing and community development programs to reduce costs and increase effectiveness. The actions of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to implement these recommendations were reviewed.HUD has achieved cost savings and improved program operations by implementing many of the recommendations; however, no action has b...
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...
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...
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...
Implementation of Revised Section 235 Homeownership Program
CED-78-16: Published: Nov 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1977.
An inquiry was conducted into the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) implementation of the revised section 235 homeownership program. Since its inception in January 1976, the program has helped only 9,459 homebuyers, and only $21.3 million of the total $264.1 million in contract authority has been reserved or obligated. The Department's initial goal was to spend the $264.1 million...
Protecting and Disposing of Single-Family Properties Acquired by the Department of Housing and Urban Development
CED-76-141: Published: Aug 31, 1976. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1976.
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