Rental housing (121 - 130 of 222 items)
Rental Housing: Housing Vouchers Cost More Than Certificates but Offer Added Benefits
RCED-89-20: Published: Feb 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) costs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) section 8 existing certificate and housing voucher programs; and (2) adequacy of HUD fair-market rents and their impact on tenant rent burdens.GAO found that: (1) although the voucher and certificate programs had the similar goal of subsidizing private rental h...
138538: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, describes new initiatives by public and private partnerships to meet the U.S. need for low-income housing. State, local, and federal changes in tax incentives have helped community development corporations and nonprofit housing organizations to create more affordable housing and a new housing delivery system through new financing...
The Crisis in Affordable Housing
138536: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, discusses the increase of homelessness in the United States as well as the decline in the amount of affordable housing. While the Homeless Assistance Act is providing some short-term, crisis-oriented assistance, collaborative, long-term, and more extensive approaches are necessary to address the problems leading to an increasing...
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...
Military Family Housing: Opportunities to Improve Operations and Maintenance of Military Family Housing
NSIAD-88-204: Published: Sep 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense (DOD) Family Housing Program operations and maintenance to determine whether DOD managed the program in the most economical manner.GAO found that there were three areas in which DOD family housing operations and maintenance needed attention, including the: (1) use of substantially more electricity and natural gas than...
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...
Army Housing: Programming of Housing in Europe Exceeds Requirements
NSIAD-88-63: Published: May 18, 1988. Publicly Released: May 18, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) planned housing projects for families and unaccompanied personnel in Europe; and (2) 5-year acquisition plan for installations with projects included in the fiscal year 1987 budget.GAO found that the: (1) Army overstated its housing requirements in Europe because its surveys contained inaccurate information on the Army's long-term personnel strength, marriage factor co...
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...
Role of Tax Policy in Preserving the Stock of Low-Income Rental Housing
T-RCED-88-22: Published: Mar 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1988.
GAO discussed H.R. 3663, focusing on the: (1) potential loss of a large number of privately owned and federally subsidized low-income rental housing units; and (2) use of tax policy as a means of encouraging low-income rental housing preservation. GAO found that: (1) over half of the approximately 2.0-million-unit low-income housing inventory was vulnerable to loss by the end of 1995 through owner...
Rural Rental Housing: Impact of Section 515 Loan Prepayments on Tenants and Housing Availability
RCED-88-15BR: Published: Feb 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the possible impact of prepaid Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) Rural Rental Housing Program loans on low-income tenant displacement and housing availability, focusing on the: (1) legality of FmHA acceptance of voluntary prepayment of loans originated before 1980; and (2) characteristics of prepaid loans as opposed to outstanding l...