Housing programs (21 - 30 of 139 items)
HUD Management: HUD's High-Risk Program Areas and Management Challenges
GAO-02-869T: Published: Jul 24, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2002.
This testimony discusses the high-risk program areas and management challenges at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For many years, management and oversight weaknesses have made its programs vulnerable to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. The current administration has placed improving HUD's management among its highest priorities and wants to remove the high-risk design...
Public Housing: HUD and Public Housing Agencies' Experiences with Fiscal Year 2000 Plan Requirements
GAO-02-572: Published: May 31, 2002. Publicly Released: May 31, 2002.
The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 was designed to improve the quality of public housing and the lives of its residents. Since fiscal year 2000, housing agencies managing low-rent or tenant-based Section 8 units have been required to develop and submit five-year and annual plans. As of January 2002, 98 percent of public housing agency plans for fiscal year 2000 had been submit...
Federal Housing Assistance: Comparing the Characteristics and Costs of Housing Programs
GAO-02-76: Published: Jan 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2002.
For more than 60 years, the federal government has sought to improve the condition and reduce the cost of rental housing for poor Americans. In fiscal year 1999, 5.2 million low-income households received $28.7 billion in federal housing assistance through more than a dozen programs. Despite this assistance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 9 million other very-...
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: Implementation Status of Selected Provisions of the 1998 Reform Act
GAO-01-98: Published: Dec 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2001.
The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 was intended to give the nation's public housing agencies greater flexibility to manage their public housing or tenant-based section 8 programs. In the two years since the legislation was passed, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has provided sufficient guidance for housing agencies to begin making use of their expanded discreti...
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,...
HUD Inspections: Steps Needed to Address Uncertainty in Inspection Scores
GAO-01-109: Published: Nov 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2000.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) created the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) to conduct physical inspections of HUD's public and multifamily housing properties to determine whether the properties are safe, decent, and in good repair. Although REAC uses sampling to select units and buildings for inspection, it did not, at the time of GAO's review, routinely calculate the s...
HUD Housing Portfolios: HUD Has Strengthened Physical Inspections but Needs to Resolve Concerns About Their Reliability
RCED-00-168: Published: Jul 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Real Estate Assessment Center's (REAC) new physical inspection system for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) public and multifamily housing properties, focusing on whether: (1) REAC's inspection system represents an improvement over HUD's prior inspection systems; and (2) REAC's inspections are reliable.GAO noted that: (1)...
The Status of Major HUD Funding Awarded to the Memphis Housing Authority
RCED-00-150R: Published: Jun 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Memphis Housing Authority's (MHA) use of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds, focusing on: (1) MHA's receipt of funds from HUD's Comprehensive Grant, HOPE VI, and Public Housing Drug Elimination programs from fiscal year (FY) 1994 through fiscal 1998; and (2) a comparison of MHA's draw down of funds from these programs with...
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...