Housing construction (11 - 20 of 30 items)
The Crisis in Affordable Housing
138536: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, discusses the increase of homelessness in the United States as well as the decline in the amount of affordable housing. While the Homeless Assistance Act is providing some short-term, crisis-oriented assistance, collaborative, long-term, and more extensive approaches are necessary to address the problems leading to an increasing...
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...
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: Costs and Benefits of Financing With Tax-Exempt Bonds
RCED-86-2: Published: Feb 10, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of tax-exempt bonds in financing the construction and rehabilitation of multifamily rental housing, specifically: (1) how much the program costs the federal government; (2) whether projects financed with tax-exempt bonds are complying with occupancy requirements for low- and moderate-income households; and (3) who benefits from the program...
Family Housing: Air Force Plans for Accompanied Tours in Korea
NSIAD-85-126: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) family housing survey procedures to determine whether the justifications provided to Congress for a $2.7 million utility extension project accurately portrayed the housing situation and/or established intent of Air Force policy on family housing in Korea.GAO found that the initial justification submitted to Congress for...
Modernization Program for Low-Rent Public Housing
089496: Dec 5, 1972
No summary is currently available...
Design Specifications for Windows in Low-Rent Housing Projects in Atlanta
B-118718: Published: Dec 8, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Countercyclical Stimulus Proposals for Multifamily Housing
CED-82-122B: Published: Nov 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1982.
In conjunction with earlier efforts to analyze the current downturn in housing construction, GAO conducted two symposia on countercyclical stimulus for multifamily housing in which leading housing experts discussed the key issues and evaluated the most significant options for aiding the homebuilding industry. This report contains a summary and the individual papers presented at the symposium on mu...
Countercyclical Stimulus Proposals for Single-Family Housing
CED-82-122A: Published: Nov 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1982.
In conjunction with earlier efforts to analyze the current downturn in housing construction, GAO conducted two symposia on countercyclical stimulus for single-family and multifamily housing in which leading experts discussed the key issues and evaluated the most significant options for aiding the homebuilding industry. This report contains a summary and the individual papers presented at the sympo...