Housing (11 - 20 of 45 items)
Public Housing: HUD's Oversight of HOPE VI Sites Needs to Be More Consistent
GAO-03-555: Published: May 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2003.
Congress established the HOPE VI program to revitalize severely distressed public housing. In fiscal years 1993 to 2001, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded approximately $4.5 billion in HOPE VI revitalization grants. The Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban\ Affairs, asked GAO to examine HUD'...
Public Housing: HOPE VI Leveraging Has Increased, but HUD Has Not Met Annual Reporting Requirement
GAO-03-91: Published: Nov 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2002.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requested that we review the HOPE VI program. Because of the scope of the request, we agreed with the office of the Chairman, Senate Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, to provide the information in a series of reports. This first report focuses on the financing of HOPE VI developments....
Public Housing: New Assessment System Holds Potential for Evaluating Performance
GAO-02-282: Published: Mar 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2002.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) spends $7 billion annually to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low-income households in about 14,000 rental properties nationwide. Yet, many public housing properties have been unsafe and unsanitary for several decades. To identify and correct these problems, HUD began a Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) to evaluate the perf...
HUD Inspector General: Actions Needed to Strengthen Management and Oversight of Operation Safe Home
GAO-01-794: Published: Jun 29, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to combat violent crime and drug trafficking in public housing through Operation Safe Home. GAO found that Operation Safe Home lacks the necessary information systems and management controls to ensure that HUD's Office of Inspector General (OIG) can readily monitor the obligation and expenditure of funds and track...
Public Housing: HUD Needs Better Information on Housing Agencies' Management Performance
GAO-01-94: Published: Nov 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2000.
To improve its oversight of housing agencies, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) implemented its Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS). PHAS provides HUD with a system to measure the performance of its housing agencies. GAO found that the effectiveness of HUD's ability to measure housing agencies' performance under PHAS has not been greatly improved for several reasons. First,...
Public Housing: HUD Has Several Opportunities to Promote Private Management
RCED-99-210: Published: Jul 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of private contractors in the public housing industry, focusing on: (1) the basis for the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 1998 assertion that privatizing public housing management could save $200 million annually; (2) the basis for housing practitioners' and experts' belief that adopting private management for public housing could l...
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...
HOPE VI: Progress and Problems in Revitalizing Distressed Public Housing
RCED-98-187: Published: Jul 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the: (1) progress in completing capital improvements and implementing community and support services at HOPE VI sites; (2) primary reasons why progress at some HOPE VI sites has been slow; (3) extent to which financial leveraging is used at HOPE VI sites; and (4) Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) capacity to oversee the program...
Welfare Reform: Changes Will Further Shape the Roles of Housing Agencies and HUD
RCED-98-148: Published: Jun 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the implications of welfare reform on public housing agencies and their tenants, focusing on the: (1) impact of welfare reform on the revenue, employment status of tenants, and roles of selected housing agencies; and (2) Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) role in assisting housing agencies and their clients as they adapt to welfa...
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...