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Public Housing Today, an E-supplement to GAO-02-282
GAO-02-1040SP: Published: Aug 27, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 2002.
This is a video presentation that accompanies an earlier report released by GAO. (See GAO-02-282) 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 an...
HUD Management: HUD's High-Risk Program Areas and Management Challenges
GAO-02-869T: Published: Jul 24, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2002.
This testimony discusses the high-risk program areas and management challenges at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For many years, management and oversight weaknesses have made its programs vulnerable to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. The current administration has placed improving HUD's management among its highest priorities and wants to remove the high-risk design...
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...
Federal Housing Assistance: Comparing the Characteristics and Costs of Housing Programs
GAO-02-76: Published: Jan 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2002.
For more than 60 years, the federal government has sought to improve the condition and reduce the cost of rental housing for poor Americans. In fiscal year 1999, 5.2 million low-income households received $28.7 billion in federal housing assistance through more than a dozen programs. Despite this assistance, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 9 million other very-...
HUD Inspections: Steps Needed to Address Uncertainty in Inspection Scores
GAO-01-109: Published: Nov 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2000.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) created the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) to conduct physical inspections of HUD's public and multifamily housing properties to determine whether the properties are safe, decent, and in good repair. Although REAC uses sampling to select units and buildings for inspection, it did not, at the time of GAO's review, routinely calculate the s...
HUD Housing Portfolios: HUD Has Strengthened Physical Inspections but Needs to Resolve Concerns About Their Reliability
RCED-00-168: Published: Jul 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Real Estate Assessment Center's (REAC) new physical inspection system for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) public and multifamily housing properties, focusing on whether: (1) REAC's inspection system represents an improvement over HUD's prior inspection systems; and (2) REAC's inspections are reliable.GAO noted that: (1)...
Section 8 Housing Assistance: HUD to Recapture $439 Million of Excess Funding in the Moderate Rehabilitation Program
RCED-98-235: Published: Aug 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) financial management of the Section 8 rental assistance program, focusing on: (1) the amount of excess budget authority in the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation (MOD REHAB) Program and how HUD estimated this amount; (2) the accuracy of HUD's estimate; and (3) HUD's plans for recapturing this...
Housing and Community Development Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-19(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Housing and Community Development issue area as of August 29, 1997...
Housing and Urban Development: Limited Progress Made on HUD Reforms
T-RCED-96-112: Published: Mar 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1996.
GAO discussed management and budget problems facing the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). GAO noted that: (1) weak internal controls, an ineffective organizational structure, an insufficient staff skill mix, and inadequate information and financial management systems have hampered HUD ability to carry out its mission and led to GAO designating HUD as a high-risk area in January 19...
RCED-95-167R: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) rental assistance programs, focusing on the potential for assisted households to move toward or achieve economic self-sufficiency. GAO noted that based on samples of 1989 data: (1) HUD-assisted renters' median age was 50 years, with 29 percent 34 years or younger, 36 percent bet...