Community development (1 - 10 of 51 items)
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...
Public Housing: Distressed Conditions in Developments for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities and Strategies Used for Improvement
GAO-06-163: Published: Dec 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2005.
In 2003, Congress reauthorized HOPE VI, a program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and designed to improve the nation's worst public housing. In doing so, Congress required GAO to report on the extent of severely distressed public housing for the elderly and non-elderly persons with disabilities. "Severely distressed" is described in the statute as developments...
Survey of Public Housing Agencies on Housing for the Elderly and Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities, an E-supplement to GAO-06-163
GAO-06-205SP: Published: Dec 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2005.
This document presents the results of GAO's survey of public housing agencies that manage developments that house primarily the elderly and non-elderly persons with disabilities. The purpose of the survey was to (1) collect data on physical and social characteristics that constitute aspects of "severe distress," (2) verify HUD data from the PIC and REAC databases, and (3) collect data about ways i...
HUD Reform Act: Information on the Department's Response to the Act's Requirements
RCED-00-91: Published: Mar 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) complied with the HUD Reform Act of 1989 in fiscal years 1997 and 1998, focusing on HUD's actions in response to: (1) title I of the Reform Act, which is the title principally concerned with addressing the ethics, management and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issues r...
HUD: Requirements for Notification, Evaluation, and Reduction of Lead-Based Hazards in Federally Owned Residential Property and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance
OGC-99-67: Published: Sep 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) new rule on requirements for the notification, evaluation, and reduction of lead-based paint hazards in federally owned residential property and housing receiving federal assistance. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule implements sections 1012 and 1013 of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Haza...
Housing and Urban Development: Comments on HUD's Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Request
T-RCED-99-104: Published: Mar 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Housing Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget request, focusing on: (1) new initiatives or significant increases proposed by HUD; and (2) observations about HUD's request for funding related to several areas GAO has reported on in the past year.GAO noted that: (1) to support 19 new programs and initiatives, HUD i...
Housing and Community Development Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-19(3): Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Housing and Community Development issue area as of August 17, 1998...
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance: HUD's Processes for Evaluating and Using Unexpended Balances Are Ineffective
RCED-98-202: Published: Jul 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) systems for budgeting and accounting for Section 8 rental assistance funds, focusing on whether the systems ensure that unexpended Section 8 project-based funds do not reach unreasonable levels and that obligations are spent in a timely manner.GAO noted that: (1) as of September 30, 1997, HU...
Housing and Community Development Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1999-2001
IAP-98-9: Published: Jul 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1998.
GAO presented its Housing and Community Development issue area plan for fiscal years 1999 through 2001.GAO plans to assess the: (1) the Department of Housing and Urban Development's actions to correct its long-standing Department-wide management deficiencies and other housing and community development agencies' efforts to improve the delivery of services, eliminate duplication, and produce long-te...
Public Housing Subsidies: Revisions to HUD's Performance Funding System Could Improve Adequacy of Funding
RCED-98-174: Published: Jun 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Performance Funding System (PFS) for allocating appropriated funds to housing agencies as operating subsidies, focusing on: (1) how PFS allocates the congressionally appropriated subsidy among public housing agencies; (2) whether PFS meets the subsidy needs of individual housing agencies; (3...