Public housing (121 - 130 of 211 items)
Housing and Community Development Products 1990-91
RCED-92-111: Published: Mar 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1992.
GAO presented an index of reports and testimonies it issued between January 1990 and December 1991 related to housing and community development issues.GAO presented a brief synopsis of reports and testimonies relating to: (1) homeownership assistance; (2) rental and public housing; (3) homelessness; (4) community development; (5) small and minority businesses; and (6) disaster assistance...
Public Housing: Management Issues Pertaining to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
RCED-91-70: Published: Mar 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's (BMHA): (1) voluntary 3-year compliance agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and whether it could correct leasing practices that violated title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; (2) reasons for its high vacancy rate; and (3) justification for its high number of employees.GA...
Assisted Housing: Utility Allowances Often Fall Short of Actual Utility Expenses (Vol. I)
RCED-91-40A: Published: Mar 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on how utility allowances are provided to assisted households and the extent to which the allowances cover utility costs.GAO found that: (1) about 61 percent of public housing households and 79 percent of section 8 certificate households receive utility allowances; (2) the majority of the 9,500 households at six public housing agencie...
Assisted Housing: Utility Allowances Often Fall Short of Actual Utility Expenses (Vol. II)
RCED-91-40B: Published: Mar 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed utility allowances provided under public housing and section 8 certificate housing programs.GAO provided information on: (1) its approach in preparing a nationwide questionnaire on public housing agencies' (PHA) practices in providing allowances; (2) detailed responses to its questionnaire; and (3) the portion of adjusted income that assisted hou...
Rental Housing: Observations on the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program
RCED-90-203: Published: Aug 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, focusing on: (1) the estimated cost to the Treasury of low income housing tax credits awarded from 1987 through 1989; (2) whether the awarded tax credits resulted in reduced rents in credit-assisted units; (3) whether tenants were selected from waiting lists maintained by public housing authorities; (4) th...
Assisted Housing: Rent Burdens in Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Programs
RCED-90-129: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proportion of income that assisted households paid for rent and utilities at six public housing agencies.GAO found that: (1) the average rent burden for approximately 4,500 public housing households with utility allowances was 30.5 percent of their adjusted income; (2) the average burden for about 5,000 section 8 certificate households with uti...
Issues Pertaining to the Management of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
T-RCED-90-87: Published: Jun 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1990.
GAO discussed concerns regarding the management of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, including the: (1) effectiveness of a recently signed agreement between the Authority and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to improve the racial balance of public housing developments; (2) reasons for the Authority's high vacancy rates; and (3) need for the current number of Authority e...
Utility Allowances Provided to Public Housing and Section 8 Households and Resulting Rent Burdens
T-RCED-90-41: Published: Mar 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1990.
GAO discussed utility allowances provided to public housing and section 8 households, focusing on: (1) the extent of the allowances; (2) the rent burdens of households receiving utility options; and (3) options for change. GAO noted that: (1) use of allowances was widespread, and allowances ranged from less than $10 to over $200 per month and averaged $52 per month for public housing households an...
Public Housing: Planned Kenilworth-Parkside Sale Raises Issues for Future Transactions
RCED-90-26: Published: Dec 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1989.
GAO reviewed the District of Columbia's pending sale of the Kenilworth-Parkside public housing property to the Kenilworth-Parkside Resident Management Corporation, focusing on: (1) its plan to initiate resident management corporation (RMC) sales of individual units to tenants; (2) capital-producing approaches RMC could pursue after attaining ownership; and (3) the potential effects of RMC financia...
Public Housing: HUD's Approval Process for Country Creek Housing Project, Dallas, Texas
RCED-90-30: Published: Oct 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) approval of a Dallas Housing Authority public housing project required by a court-approved consent decree, focusing on: (1) HUD compliance with approval procedures for the project proposal; (2) whether an appropriations amendment prohibiting federal funding of housing demolition invalidated th...