Low income housing (71 - 80 of 120 items)
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...
Housing Conference: National Housing Policy Issues
RCED-89-174: Published: Aug 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1989.
GAO presented a transcript of the proceedings of a conference discussing: (1) low-income housing availability and affordability; (2) the growing homelessness problem; (3) home ownership assistance needs; and (4) the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) management of housing programs.GAO noted that conference speakers and panelists, representing Congress, HUD officials, and housing e...
Public Housing: HUD Oversight of the Annapolis Housing Authority
RCED-89-145: Published: Jun 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the adequacy of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) oversight of the Annapolis, Maryland, Housing Authority, focusing on why: (1) HUD did not complete an overall management review between 1985 and 1988; and (2) the Housing Authority's operating reserves have declined sharply since 1986.GAO found that: (1) the HUD Baltimore fi...
Public Housing: Chicago Housing Authority Taking Steps to Address Long-standing Problems
RCED-89-100: Published: Jun 8, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chicago Housing Authority's (CHA) operations to assess: (1) the extent and nature of identified problems; (2) Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) oversight of CHA management; (3) the status of a 1987 agreement between HUD and CHA that averted a threatened HUD takeover; and (4) CHA progress in resolving its widespread problems...
Transition Series: Housing and Urban Development Issues
OCG-89-22TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized Department of Housing and Urban Development program issues facing the new administration.GAO found that the new administration will need to: (1) encourage continued private investment in low-income housing, focusing on individual markets to determine the amount of federal incentives needed; (2) consider the cost-effectiveness of preserving public, low-income housing; (3) continually...
Assisted Housing: Overview of Problems at the Longwood Cooperative in Cleveland, Ohio
RCED-88-202: Published: Aug 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the events surrounding the failure and foreclosure of the Longwood Cooperative, a low-income, multifamily housing project, focusing on: (1) the history of Longwood's financial and management problems; (2) why it took nearly 4 years for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to gain possession of Longwood after foreclosure proceedings...
Housing Programs: Funding Approach for HUD's Section 8 Certificate Program Needs Changing
RCED-88-136: Published: Apr 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the adequacy of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) funding approach for its Section 8 Existing Rental Assistance Certificate Program, focusing on: (1) the potential shortfall in program funds; (2) whether HUD adequately compensated state and local public housing agencies (PHA) for their costs; and (3) how PHA...