Urban development (21 - 30 of 33 items)
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...
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...
Condominium Homeownership Opportunities Could Be Increased
CED-78-71: Published: Mar 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1978.
The growth in condominium ownership and its advantages have led to the enactment of legislation authorizing condominium financing programs for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Veterans Administration (VA), and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA).Because of statutory limitations, opportunities for financing are still not readily available to condominium buyers. HUD can...
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...
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...
Department of Housing and Urban Development's Review of Basic Homes Program
CED-77-52: Published: Apr 1, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1977.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Basic Homes Program was intended to determine whether low cost basic homes can be built which are acceptable to the rural poor. Battelle Columbus Laboratories was selected as the prime contractor for the program.Program funds have not been used to construct demonstration housing units as originally planned. Program emphasis has changed in ter...
Opportunities To Improve Effectiveness and Reduce Costs of Rental Assistance Housing Program
B-171630: Published: Jan 10, 1973. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1973.
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