Housing construction (21 - 30 of 30 items)
Housing Block Grant Activity in Dallas: A Case Study
CED-82-75: Published: Apr 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1982.
Under the Housing and Community Development Act, federal funds are provided annually to certain local governments to augment their community development activities. The program authorized by the Act consolidated a number of previous federal categorical programs such as urban renewal. GAO examined local housing activities under the Community Development Block Grant program in Dallas, Texas, to desc...
Review of the Adequacy of Procedures Followed in Selecting Section 8 Developers
119780: Apr 8, 1982
GAO reviewed procedures followed by three Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) area offices in selecting developers for new construction and substantial rehabilitation projects. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of the procedures under the Section 8 Lower Income Rental Assistance Program administered by HUD and to identify ways to improve the selection proces...
Inquiry Into Status of Housing Construction for Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (Ohio)
CED-81-147: Published: Jul 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1981.
GAO was requested to review the status of a proposal submitted by the Dillon Company to construct 16 single-family detached homes for rental to lower income persons for the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) in Cleveland, Ohio. The proposed construction is sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under its low-rent housing program. The review centered on the s...
Inquiry Into Farmers Home Administration's Selection of Developer To Construct Housing Project in New Hampshire
CED-80-119: Published: Aug 12, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1980.
GAO inquired into the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) selection of a proposal to develop a rental housing project for the elderly under the Congregate Housing Demonstration Project.GAO found while FmHA has not yet developed procedures for implementing an Executive Order on flood plain development, FmHA State offices are required to comply with the order. FmHA officials maintain that the flood...
Rental Housing: The Dinosaur of the 1980's?
113811: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 15, Fall 1980. Millions of American families cannot afford to buy a house, and rental units are no longer available. New rental construction is down by 50 percent nationally since the early 1970's. Few privately-financed rental units are being built because of the high costs of construction, land, and financing, and because of insufficient re...
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...
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...
Use of FHA Financed Rural Rental Housing for Commercial Office Space
CED-77-43: Published: Mar 11, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
Acquisition of Public Housing by the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, Akron, Ohio
B-118718: Published: Jun 21, 1972. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1972.
No summary is currently available...
Review of Selected Activities of the Low-Rent Housing Program in the Nine-State Area Administered by the San Francisco Regional Office, Public Housing Administration, Housing and Home Finance Agency
B-118718: Published: Mar 30, 1962. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1962.
Our examination of selected low-rent housing program activities in the area administered by the San Francisco Regional Office of the Public Housing Administration was completed during calendar year 1960 at the regional office and during 1961 at the WA Central Office. This examination included (1) a review of basic laws authorizing the activities, and the pertinent legislative history, (2) PEA regu...