Housing (21 - 30 of 68 items)
Public Housing: New Assessment System Holds Potential for Evaluating Performance
GAO-02-282: Published: Mar 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2002.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) spends $7 billion annually to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low-income households in about 14,000 rental properties nationwide. Yet, many public housing properties have been unsafe and unsanitary for several decades. To identify and correct these problems, HUD began a Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) to evaluate the perf...
Department of Housing and Urban Development: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-833: Published: Jul 6, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year 2000 performance report and fiscal year 2002 performance plan to assess the agency's progress in achieving selected key outcomes important to the agency's mission. GAO found that although HUD did not attain all of the goals pertaining to the selected key outcomes in its fiscal year 2000 annual performance plan,...
Multifamily Housing: Issues Related to Mark-to-Market Program Reauthorization
GAO-01-800: Published: Jul 11, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2001.
The Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring (OMHAR) administers the mark-to-market program, which was created to preserve the affordability of low-income rental housing while reducing the long-term costs of Section 8 project-based assistance. Legislative authorization for both the mark-to-market program and OMHAR is scheduled to terminate on September 30, 2001. If the legislative au...
DOD Personnel: Improvements Made to Housing Allowance Rate-Setting Process
GAO-01-508: Published: Apr 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2001.
About two-thirds of the married and one-third of the single servicemembers in the United States live in private housing in the communities surrounding military bases. These members are given a cash allowance to help defray the cost of renting or buying housing. In fiscal year 2000, housing allowances totaled about $6 billion and covered about 81 percent of the typical member's housing and utility...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Housing and Urban Development
GAO-01-248: Published: Jan 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2001.
This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These challenges include reducing HUD's single-family insurance risk, improving HUD's rental housing assistance programs, and resolving issues related to information and financial management.Below are the reports...
Military Housing: Continued Concerns in Implementing the Privatization Initiative
NSIAD-00-71: Published: Mar 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Military Housing Privatization Initiative, focusing on the: (1) status of the housing privatization initiative; (2) accuracy of the services' life-cycle cost analyses comparing the cost of proposed privatization projects to comparable projects financed through military construction funds; and (3) p...
Multifamily Housing: HUD Missed Opportunities to Reduce Costs on Its Uninsured Section 8 Portfolio
RCED-99-217: Published: Jul 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) portfolio of section 8 properties that are not insured by the Federal Housing Administration, focusing on: (1) section 8 rental assistance provided to properties in HUD's uninsured portfolio; (2) the financial benefits that may be available to state and local housing agencies that participate...
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 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...
Military Family Housing: Opportunities Exist to Reduce Costs and Mitigate Inequities
NSIAD-96-203: Published: Sep 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) military family housing program to determine whether the program: (1) is cost-effective; and (2) provides equal housing benefits to all military families.GAO found that: (1) DOD reliance on private-sector housing to meet military family housing needs is cost-effective; (2) the government's cost is significantly les...