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Multifamily Housing: Issues Related to Mark-to-Market Program Reauthorization
GAO-01-800: Published: Jul 11, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2001.
The Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring (OMHAR) administers the mark-to-market program, which was created to preserve the affordability of low-income rental housing while reducing the long-term costs of Section 8 project-based assistance. Legislative authorization for both the mark-to-market program and OMHAR is scheduled to terminate on September 30, 2001. If the legislative au...
Multifamily Housing: HUD Missed Opportunities to Reduce Costs on Its Uninsured Section 8 Portfolio
RCED-99-217: Published: Jul 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) portfolio of section 8 properties that are not insured by the Federal Housing Administration, focusing on: (1) section 8 rental assistance provided to properties in HUD's uninsured portfolio; (2) the financial benefits that may be available to state and local housing agencies that participate...
Coast Guard: Housing Acquisition Needs Have Not Been Adequately Justified
RCED-92-159: Published: May 19, 1992. Publicly Released: May 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Coast Guard's nine housing acquisition projects from 1990 through 1992 to determine whether the Coast Guard followed requirements to: (1) demonstrate the existence of a housing shortage; (2) ensure that it selects the least costly alternative for providing housing to its members; and (3) periodically reassess the local housing market.GAO found...
Public Housing: Management Issues Pertaining to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
RCED-91-70: Published: Mar 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's (BMHA): (1) voluntary 3-year compliance agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and whether it could correct leasing practices that violated title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; (2) reasons for its high vacancy rate; and (3) justification for its high number of employees.GA...
Housing for the Elderly: HUD Policy Decisions Delay Section 202 Construction Starts
RCED-91-4: Published: Jan 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) processing of section 202 projects for constructing rental housing for the elderly and handicapped, focusing on: (1) increases in project processing time; (2) the need for additional sponsor contributions to cover project development costs; (3) field offices' interpretation of cost-containment...
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...
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...
Rural Rental Housing: Cost Information on FmHA's Section 515 Program and Other Housing Options
RCED-87-96: Published: Aug 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) section 515 rural rental housing program to: (1) identify whom the program serves and where it provides housing; (2) assess ways to reduce program costs; (3) compare program costs with costs of other federal housing subsidy options; and (4) identify state programs that provide housing assistance in rural ar...
Rental Housing: HUD's Methods of Determining Fair Market Rents
RCED-86-209: Published: Aug 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) method of determining fair market rents for its rental assistance program.GAO found that: (1) HUD establishes the base level of rent by using the census, the American Housing Survey, and the consumer price index; (2) because HUD recognizes that limitations exist in its data, its procedures...