Housing (31 - 40 of 68 items)
Resolution Trust Corporation: Affordable Housing Disposition Program Achieving Mixed Results
GGD-94-202: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) Affordable Housing Disposition Program (AHDP), focusing on: (1) RTC progress in providing home ownership and rental opportunities to low- and moderate-income families; (2) RTC procedures for ensuring that property purchasers comply with income and occupancy requirements; (3) AHDP administrative costs; and...
Federally Assisted Housing: Condition of Some Properties Receiving Section 8 Project-Based Assistance Is Below Housing Quality Standards
T-RCED-94-273: Published: Jul 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) section 8 project-based assisted housing programs, focusing on: (1) whether section 8 subsidized properties meet HUD housing quality standards; (2) whether HUD is effectively using its enforcement tools to ensure that the assisted properties are adequately maintained; and (3) actions HUD or Congress could take to resolve poorly...
Homelessness: Single Room Occupancy Program Achieves Goals, but HUD Can Increase Impact
RCED-92-215: Published: Aug 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program for Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Dwellings for Homeless Individuals, focusing on: (1) whether the program is meeting its goals; (2) HUD oversight of projects in development; (3) financial review procedures for SRO projects; and (4) the use of public hou...
Rural Rental Housing: Incentives Maintain Low-Income Housing but Clearer Guidance Needed
RCED-92-150: Published: Jun 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) financial and other incentives offered by the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and their effect on preserving the FmHA rural rental housing inventory; (2) the types of incentives FmHA uses; and (3) the problems FmHA encounters in providing incentives.GAO found that: (1) 140 FmHA projects either received financial incentives or...
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...
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...
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...
Assisted Housing: Utility Allowances Often Fall Short of Actual Utility Expenses (Vol. I)
RCED-91-40A: Published: Mar 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on how utility allowances are provided to assisted households and the extent to which the allowances cover utility costs.GAO found that: (1) about 61 percent of public housing households and 79 percent of section 8 certificate households receive utility allowances; (2) the majority of the 9,500 households at six public housing agencie...
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...