Federal aid for housing (11 - 20 of 71 items)
Public Housing: Small and Larger Agencies Have Similar Views on Many Recent Housing Reforms
GAO-04-19: Published: Oct 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 2003.
In response to long-standing concerns, HUD initiated efforts to improve the administration of its programs in 1997, and Congress passed the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) in 1998. The act contains over 80 reforms that affect two key rental housing assistance programs: the low-rent housing program (also referred to as public housing) and the Housing Choice Voucher program (form...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Housing and Urban Development
GAO-03-103: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
This report addresses the major management challenges and program risks facing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as it works to carry out its multiple and highly diverse missions. The report discusses the actions that HUD has taken and that are under way to address the challenges GAO identified in its Performance and Accountability Series 2 years ago. Also, GAO summarizes...
Federal Housing Assistance: Comparing the Characteristics and Costs of Housing Programs
GAO-02-76: Published: Jan 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2002.
For more than 60 years, the federal government has sought to improve the condition and reduce the cost of rental housing for poor Americans. In fiscal year 1999, 5.2 million low-income households received $28.7 billion in federal housing assistance through more than a dozen programs. Despite this assistance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 9 million other very-...
Federal Housing Programs: What They Cost and What They Provide
GAO-01-901R: Published: Jul 18, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2001.
In fiscal year 1999, the federal government provided housing assistance to about 5.2 million renter households at a cost of about $28.7 billion in outlays and tax credits. Of this amount, more than $15 billion supported housing units developed under production programs that no longer receive appropriations to produce new or rehabilitated units. This report focuses on six programs that continue to...
Multifamily Housing: Issues Related to Mark-to-Market Program Reauthorization
GAO-01-871T: Published: Jun 19, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2001.
This testimony discusses the Mark-to-Market Program, which provides for low-income rental housing while reducing the federal government's costs for rental subsidies. The program, which is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Multifamily Housing Restructuring (OMHAR), provides the framework to restructure insured Section 8 properties in HUD's multifamily...
Section 8 Housing Assistance: HUD to Recapture $439 Million of Excess Funding in the Moderate Rehabilitation Program
RCED-98-235: Published: Aug 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) financial management of the Section 8 rental assistance program, focusing on: (1) the amount of excess budget authority in the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation (MOD REHAB) Program and how HUD estimated this amount; (2) the accuracy of HUD's estimate; and (3) HUD's plans for recapturing this...
Section 8 Tenant-Based Housing Assistance: Opportunities to Improve HUD's Financial Management
RCED-98-47: Published: Feb 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) reviewed the accuracy of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) estimate of unexpended budget authority in the Section 8 tenant-based program; and (2) assessed HUD's budget formulation process for this program.GAO noted that: (1) in 1997, HUD estimated that $20.7 billion in unexpended budget authority exis...
Housing Finance: Procedures and Costs for Developing San Diego Project Were Reasonable
RCED-97-190: Published: Jul 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the San Diego Housing Commission's role in developing Knox Glen Apartments, focusing on the: (1) process the Commission followed to develop the project; (2) reasonableness of the project's costs compared with the costs of other new and existing multifamily projects in the area; and (3) impact of the project on the area's rental housing market and...
Housing Preservation: Policies and Administrative Problems Increase Costs and Hinder Program Operations
RCED-97-169: Published: Jul 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) preservation program, focusing on the: (1) funding provided for preservation properties as compared with the properties' values; (2) levels of rehabilitation grants provided to properties compared with their physical needs; and (3) administrative and other problems that have arisen under the...
Multifamily Housing: HUD's Portfolio Reengineering Proposal: Cost and Management Issues
T-RCED-96-232: Published: Jul 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposal to reengineer its multifamily rental housing portfolio, focusing on: (1) the problems affecting the section 8 portfolio; (2) HUD plans to address these problems; and (3) how properties will be affected by the reengineering proposal. GAO noted that: (1) the problems affecting the insured Section 8 portfolio include high...