Federal aid for housing (61 - 70 of 78 items)
Rental Housing: Potential Reduction in the Section 8 Existing and Voucher Inventory
RCED-87-20FS: Published: Oct 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the current inventory of rental housing units with tenant-based section 8 assistance; and (2) the potential impact of expiring section 8 contracts on the current inventory.GAO found that: (1) as of July 31, 1986, the inventory of tenant-based section 8 units was about 864,000; (2) current contracts will provide assistance for...
Public Housing: Proposed Sale of the Allen Parkway Village Project in Houston, Texas
RCED-86-160: Published: Sep 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the application that the Housing Authority of Houston, Texas (HACH), submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to demolish and dispose of its Allen Parkway Village project to determine: (1) how HACH ensured that its application met federal requirements, including how it supplemented its original application and whether it h...
Public Housing: Modernization of the Allen Parkway Village Housing Project in Houston, Texas
RCED-86-71FS: Published: Dec 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed aspects of a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) award of $10 million to the Housing Authority of the City of Houston (HACH) to modernize the Allen Parkway Village public housing project.GAO found that: (1) of the $10 million that HUD obligated for modernization activities, $5.8 million were to be spent on the dwelling structures, $2...
Review of Certain Aspects of Public Housing Projects in Nebraska
B-170838: Published: Dec 31, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Recent Rent Increase at a HUD Supported Housing Project in Minneapolis, Minnesota
RED-76-111: Published: May 24, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
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...
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...
Early Sales of Section 8 Housing
PAD-79-43: Published: Jan 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1979.
GAO studied alternative financing mechanisms for subsidized housing production. The alternatives being analyzed include the more traditional Federal Housing Administration (FHA) multifamily insurance programs, state housing financial agencies, and others which utilize private ownership. The policies and procedures governing section 8, which subsidized the bulk of housing assistance were examined....
Deconcentration of Low-Income Persons through Section 8 Housing Assistance
CED-78-181: Published: Oct 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1978.
Under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 Housing Assistance Program, low-income families pay 15 percent to 25 percent of their incomes for rent, and HUD subsidizes the difference between the family's contribution and the rent charged by the landlord. HUD's efforts to avoid, through its Section 8 Housing Assistance Program, undue concentrations of lower-income persons...
Review of Recent Policy Changes in Managing and Disposing of HUD-Owned Multifamily Housing Projects
107432: Sep 26, 1978
Since May 1977, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has changed its management and disposition policies for HUD-owned formerly subsidized multifamily properties to provide that: (1) tenants residing in HUD-owned properties pay not more than 25 percent of their income for rent and utilities; (2) the properties be rehabilitated before disposition; and (3) the properties not be sold...