Housing (41 - 50 of 68 items)
Public Housing: Planned Kenilworth-Parkside Sale Raises Issues for Future Transactions
RCED-90-26: Published: Dec 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1989.
GAO reviewed the District of Columbia's pending sale of the Kenilworth-Parkside public housing property to the Kenilworth-Parkside Resident Management Corporation, focusing on: (1) its plan to initiate resident management corporation (RMC) sales of individual units to tenants; (2) capital-producing approaches RMC could pursue after attaining ownership; and (3) the potential effects of RMC financia...
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...
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...
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...
Family Housing: DOD Procedures To Identify Housing Needs Can Be Improved
NSIAD-87-110: Published: Jul 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) family housing survey process to determine whether the survey produced accurate and reliable information.GAO found that: (1) the survey results did not accurately reflect the need for additional military-controlled housing, since several procedures and practices limited the accuracy and reliability of housing estimates; (2) one European installation i...
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...
Leased Military Housing Costs in Europe Can Be Reduced by Improving Acquisition Practices and Using Purchase Contracts
NSIAD-85-113: Published: Jul 24, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1985.
GAO reviewed the weaknesses and inconsistencies in the Department of Defense's (DOD) lease acquisition practices for family housing in Europe and actions to improve these practices.GAO noted that the shortage of adequate local housing with acceptable DOD standards of construction has required DOD to provide much of the needed housing through leasing construction agreements. GAO found that: (1) the...
Reductions in Coast Guard Leased Housing Can Achieve Savings
GGD-84-91: Published: Aug 8, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Coast Guard's policies, procedures, and practices for the leasing of housing for its service members and their dependents to determine whether it needs to continue leasing in view of the variable housing allowance (VHA).GAO found that the Coast Guard's internal surveys used to determine private housing costs overstated the costs and thereby the need for leasing. Leasing costs were...