Rent subsidies (21 - 30 of 38 items)
Rental Housing: Serving the Elderly Through the Section 8 Program
RCED-93-12FS: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1993.
GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 housing programs, which are administered by public housing agencies (PHA), focusing on: (1) demographic characteristics of program beneficiaries; (2) the quality of housing rented by elderly voucher recipients; and (3) proportion of income beneficiaries paid for rent.GAO found that: (1) the majority of el...
Assisted Housing: Utility Allowances Often Fall Short of Actual Utility Expenses (Vol. I)
RCED-91-40A: Published: Mar 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on how utility allowances are provided to assisted households and the extent to which the allowances cover utility costs.GAO found that: (1) about 61 percent of public housing households and 79 percent of section 8 certificate households receive utility allowances; (2) the majority of the 9,500 households at six public housing agencie...
Assisted Housing: Utility Allowances Often Fall Short of Actual Utility Expenses (Vol. II)
RCED-91-40B: Published: Mar 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed utility allowances provided under public housing and section 8 certificate housing programs.GAO provided information on: (1) its approach in preparing a nationwide questionnaire on public housing agencies' (PHA) practices in providing allowances; (2) detailed responses to its questionnaire; and (3) the portion of adjusted income that assisted hou...
Rental Housing: Observations on the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program
RCED-90-203: Published: Aug 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, focusing on: (1) the estimated cost to the Treasury of low income housing tax credits awarded from 1987 through 1989; (2) whether the awarded tax credits resulted in reduced rents in credit-assisted units; (3) whether tenants were selected from waiting lists maintained by public housing authorities; (4) th...
Assisted Housing: Rent Burdens in Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Programs
RCED-90-129: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proportion of income that assisted households paid for rent and utilities at six public housing agencies.GAO found that: (1) the average rent burden for approximately 4,500 public housing households with utility allowances was 30.5 percent of their adjusted income; (2) the average burden for about 5,000 section 8 certificate households with uti...
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...
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: Problems Continue To Plague the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
RCED-88-122: Published: Apr 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's (CMHA) operations, focusing on: (1) previously identified CMHA problems; (2) its controls over the expenditure of federal housing funds; and (3) problems in its administration of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program.GAO analyzed eight repor...
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...
Evaluation of Alternatives for Financing Low and Moderate Income Rental Housing
PAD-80-13: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1980.
Over the past 10 years, financing of Government-subsidized housing has changed from the more traditional and well-understood financing methods to more unusual combinations of the basic building blocks of the older programs. The new mechanisms, created to overcome the problems of older programs, have resulted in higher costs and some new problems. New and old alternatives for financing subsidized m...