Public housing (31 - 40 of 64 items)
Public Housing: Issues in Housing the Nonelderly Mentally Disabled With the Elderly
T-RCED-92-44: Published: Mar 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1992.
GAO discussed issues involving the housing of nonelderly persons with mental disabilities in public housing designated for the elderly. GAO noted that: (1) federal antidiscrimination law prohibits public housing authorities (PHA) from discriminating against persons with mental disabilities, and public housing law includes mentally disabled persons, regardless of age, as eligible for public housing...
Public Housing: Management Issues Pertaining to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
RCED-91-70: Published: Mar 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's (BMHA): (1) voluntary 3-year compliance agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and whether it could correct leasing practices that violated title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; (2) reasons for its high vacancy rate; and (3) justification for its high number of employees.GA...
Assisted Housing: Utility Allowances Often Fall Short of Actual Utility Expenses (Vol. I)
RCED-91-40A: Published: Mar 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on how utility allowances are provided to assisted households and the extent to which the allowances cover utility costs.GAO found that: (1) about 61 percent of public housing households and 79 percent of section 8 certificate households receive utility allowances; (2) the majority of the 9,500 households at six public housing agencie...
Assisted Housing: Utility Allowances Often Fall Short of Actual Utility Expenses (Vol. II)
RCED-91-40B: Published: Mar 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed utility allowances provided under public housing and section 8 certificate housing programs.GAO provided information on: (1) its approach in preparing a nationwide questionnaire on public housing agencies' (PHA) practices in providing allowances; (2) detailed responses to its questionnaire; and (3) the portion of adjusted income that assisted hou...
Assisted Housing: Rent Burdens in Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Programs
RCED-90-129: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proportion of income that assisted households paid for rent and utilities at six public housing agencies.GAO found that: (1) the average rent burden for approximately 4,500 public housing households with utility allowances was 30.5 percent of their adjusted income; (2) the average burden for about 5,000 section 8 certificate households with uti...
Issues Pertaining to the Management of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
T-RCED-90-87: Published: Jun 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1990.
GAO discussed concerns regarding the management of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, including the: (1) effectiveness of a recently signed agreement between the Authority and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to improve the racial balance of public housing developments; (2) reasons for the Authority's high vacancy rates; and (3) need for the current number of Authority e...
Utility Allowances Provided to Public Housing and Section 8 Households and Resulting Rent Burdens
T-RCED-90-41: Published: Mar 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1990.
GAO discussed utility allowances provided to public housing and section 8 households, focusing on: (1) the extent of the allowances; (2) the rent burdens of households receiving utility options; and (3) options for change. GAO noted that: (1) use of allowances was widespread, and allowances ranged from less than $10 to over $200 per month and averaged $52 per month for public housing households an...
Public Housing: Planned Kenilworth-Parkside Sale Raises Issues for Future Transactions
RCED-90-26: Published: Dec 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1989.
GAO reviewed the District of Columbia's pending sale of the Kenilworth-Parkside public housing property to the Kenilworth-Parkside Resident Management Corporation, focusing on: (1) its plan to initiate resident management corporation (RMC) sales of individual units to tenants; (2) capital-producing approaches RMC could pursue after attaining ownership; and (3) the potential effects of RMC financia...
Housing Conference: National Housing Policy Issues
RCED-89-174: Published: Aug 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1989.
GAO presented a transcript of the proceedings of a conference discussing: (1) low-income housing availability and affordability; (2) the growing homelessness problem; (3) home ownership assistance needs; and (4) the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) management of housing programs.GAO noted that conference speakers and panelists, representing Congress, HUD officials, and housing e...
Public Housing: HUD Oversight of the Annapolis Housing Authority
RCED-89-145: Published: Jun 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the adequacy of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) oversight of the Annapolis, Maryland, Housing Authority, focusing on why: (1) HUD did not complete an overall management review between 1985 and 1988; and (2) the Housing Authority's operating reserves have declined sharply since 1986.GAO found that: (1) the HUD Baltimore fi...