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Section 8 Subsidized Housing--Some Observations on Its High Rents, Costs, and Inequities
CED-80-59: Published: Jun 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1980.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lower Income Rental Assistance Program, also known as the Section 8 Program, is the major federal program for providing the poor with funds or other means to compete for existing housing in the neighborhoods of their choice. Under the Program, HUD makes assistance payments for annual contribution contracts to public housing agencies authorize...
Possible Duplicate Payments in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 8 Housing Assistance Program
CED-79-51: Published: Mar 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1979.
GAO is concerned about possible payments in the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program for existing units, operated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A review was made to determine whether there were sufficient controls to prevent project owners from collecting subsidies for one tenant from both a public housing agency (PHA) and HUD under the Section 8 Program. This is possib...
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...
Elimination of the Rent Credit Feature of the Section 8 Existing Housing Program
CED-78-117: Published: May 10, 1978. Publicly Released: May 10, 1978.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently completed a nationwide study of the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program and is now considering the rent reduction incentive feature of the program. This feature was established to encourage participating families to find housing units at the lowest possible rent and to reduce federal subsidies by offering a reduction in the family's c...
Department of Housing and Urban Development Unresponsive to Multifamily Housing Real Estate Tax Problems
CED-77-125: Published: Sep 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1977.
Although the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been able to reduce real estate taxes sporadically through local appeal actions, it has been unresponsive generally to real estate tax problems of multifamily housing projects. The lack of a program to verify that taxes assessed on HUD-insured projects are fair and equitable has resulted in payment of excessive taxes and approval o...
Comparative Analysis of Subsidized Housing Costs
PAD-76-44: Published: Jul 28, 1976. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1976.
No summary is currently available...
Review of Selected Activities of the Low-Rent Housing Program in the Nine-State Area Administered by the San Francisco Regional Office, Public Housing Administration, Housing and Home Finance Agency
B-118718: Published: Mar 30, 1962. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1962.
Our examination of selected low-rent housing program activities in the area administered by the San Francisco Regional Office of the Public Housing Administration was completed during calendar year 1960 at the regional office and during 1961 at the WA Central Office. This examination included (1) a review of basic laws authorizing the activities, and the pertinent legislative history, (2) PEA regu...