Housing (61 - 69 of 69 items)
District of Columbia's Rent Establishment Policies and Procedures Need Improvement
GGD-78-50: Published: May 17, 1978. Publicly Released: May 17, 1978.
The District of Columbia's Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is responsible for providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing to low-income District families who cannot afford such housing. As of June 30, 1976, approximately 11,300 families lived in DHCD-provided housing, over 10,900 of whom were in DHCD-owned projects. The public housing program is financed mostly with rental...
Section 236 Rental Housing: An Assessment of HUD's Comments on GAO's Evaluations
PAD-78-62: Published: Apr 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1978.
A report issued in January 1978 comprehensively evaluated the section 236 rental assistance program and made recommendations to Congress and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which would ensure that moderate income households receive a reasonable share of future housing assistance. The report concluded that the section 236 program had been successful in producing quality housin...
Stronger Federal Enforcements Needed To Uphold Fair Housing Laws
CED-78-21: Published: Feb 2, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1978.
Fair housing activities of federal agencies are largely covered by two civil rights acts. A review of the compliance and enforcement activities of federal housing agencies showed that their efforts have not been effective in identifying and eliminating discriminatory practices and seeking timely and appropriate settlements of complaints.Applicants seeking housing under the Department of Housing an...
Section 236 Rental Housing: An Evaluation with Lessons for the Future
PAD-78-13: Published: Jan 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1978.
The Section 236 Rental Assistance Program provided new and rehabilitated rental housing to low and moderate income tenants. This program, along with other housing initiatives, was created in 1968 to boost the nation's existing housing supply. It joined Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance with a direct mortgage interest subsidy, the usual tax incentives for residential development, an...
Payment of an Annual Housing Supplement to Employees Assigned to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York
ID-77-58: Published: Sep 26, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1977.
Although there is statutory authority for the payment of housing allowances to certain employees of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations who have "important representational responsibilities" and therefore must live in "extraordinarily high-rent areas immediately surrounding the headquarters of the United Nations," the authority does not precisely define these key phrases.State Department regula...
Aspects of Section 8 Fair Market Rents for New Construction in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
CED-77-84: Published: Jun 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1977.
A review was made of the adequacy of documentation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the fair market rent schedules published in the Federal Register on April 6, 1976, for new construction and rehabilitation in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.In general, there was an absence of documentation supporting the April 1976 fair market rent determinations for the Lancaste...
Poor Design Reviews and Construction Inspections of Apartment Project in Rhode Island
CED-77-66: Published: Jun 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1977.
In response to a request resulting from tenant complaints, a review was performed of problems at an apartment project and the adequacy of the performance of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the insuring agency.Problems such as frozen water pipes, uneven heating, and poor drainage had gone uncorrected through two winters. Most of these problems were caused by a combination of...
Housing Subsidy and Community Development Programs Administered by HUD and USDA
094538: Apr 9, 1973
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Policies, Procedures, And Practices For Determining Requirements For Military Family Housing And Bachelor Officer And Enlisted Quarters
B-133316: Published: Feb 18, 1969. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1969.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) program for obtaining funds to build additional housing facilities at various military installations, focusing on determining the requirements for military family housing and bachelor officer and enlisted quarters.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's 1968 request for family housing was of questionable validity principally because there was not, at the installati...