Federal aid for housing (31 - 40 of 71 items)
Multifamily Housing: Information on Selected Properties Owned by HUD
RCED-94-163FS: Published: Apr 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1994.
GAO provided information on 9 subsidized and 10 unsubsidized Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-owned multifamily properties in Dallas, Texas, and Kansas City, Missouri, focusing on: (1) the properties' size and vacancy rates; (2) the number of units receiving Section 8 rental assistance; (3) HUD estimates of funds needed for property rehabilitation; and (4) tenants' income levels a...
Assisted Housing: Evening Out the Growth of the Section 8 Program's Funding Needs
RCED-93-54: Published: Aug 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the estimated costs of contract renewals for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) section 8 rental assistance program, focusing on: (1) the additional budget authority needed to renew expiring contracts; (2) ways to even-out the growth in budget authority for contract renewals; and (3) the relationship between budg...
Public Housing: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit as an Alternative Development Method
RCED-93-31: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1993.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO compared public housing authorities' (PHA) development of housing under the Public Housing Development Program and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, focusing on the: (1) characteristics of the tenants served; (2) characteristics of the projects developed; (3) costs of each program to the federal government; and (4) administrative experiences of PHA when...
Rental Housing: Additional Information on Our Casas' Use of HUD's Grant Funds
RCED-92-249FS: Published: Aug 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on a resident management council's use of grant funds, focusing on: (1) organizational structure and tenant representation; (2) the award of a technical assistance grant and monitoring of the implementation of resident management; (3) expenditure of grant funds; (4) additional costs related to the grant; (5) selection of a public housin...
Rural Rental Housing: Excessive Profits and Program Abuses in Multifamily Housing
T-RCED-92-63: Published: May 13, 1992. Publicly Released: May 13, 1992.
GAO discussed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) Rural Rental Housing Program, focusing on whether: (1) developers are receiving more federal financial assistance than needed to encourage construction of multifamily housing projects; and (2) fraud and abuse exists within FmHA multifamily housing programs. GAO noted that: (1) developers receive more federal financial assistance than needed to...
Section 8 Budget Needs
RCED-92-187R: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 12, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) budgetary needs for expiring section 8 certificate and voucher contracts for fiscal year (FY) 1993. GAO found that: (1) at the three HUD field offices reviewed, HUD estimated that it will need $237.8 million to renew expiring tenant-based section 8 certificate and voucher contracts; (2) the HUD estimate for tenant-based certifica...
Rental Housing: Implementing the New Federal Incentives to Deter Prepayments of HUD Mortgages
PEMD-91-2: Published: Apr 30, 1991. Publicly Released: May 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the likelihood that owners of low- and moderate-income rental housing stock will seek prepayments of mortgages insured under the National Housing Act.GAO found that: (1) the precise number of properties eligible for prepayment was uncertain, ranging from a low of 334,000 family units to a high of 367,000; (2) the four studies it r...
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: Inefficiencies From Combining Moderate Rehabilitation and Tax Credit Subsidies
RCED-90-168: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the financial implications of combining subsidies under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Moderate Rehabilitation Program and the Department of the Treasury's Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program.GAO found that: (1) developers for the eight projects it reviewed realized cash proceeds that exceeded their costs f...