Tenants (31 - 40 of 47 items)
Lenient Rules Abet the Occupancy of Low Income Housing by Ineligible Tenants
CED-81-74: Published: Apr 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1981.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently took a number of positive steps when it: (1) lowered to 10 percent the percentage of section 8 assisted units in any new project that can be rented to ineligible households without explicit HUD approval, and (2) developed new sanctions for dealing with project owners who fail to comply with the limitation.GAO agreed with these changes...
Ineligible Households in Assisted Housing Projects
113154: Aug 21, 1980
GAO undertook a review of the practice of some section 8 project owners who are leasing units, for which section 8 assistance is available, to market rate tenants rather than section 8 eligible households. Although leasing to such ineligible market rate households is permissible under the section 8 regulations, GAO believes the current policy and procedures relating to their inclusion in assisted...
Section 8 Subsidized Housing--Some Observations on Its High Rents, Costs, and Inequities
CED-80-59: Published: Jun 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1980.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lower Income Rental Assistance Program, also known as the Section 8 Program, is the major federal program for providing the poor with funds or other means to compete for existing housing in the neighborhoods of their choice. Under the Program, HUD makes assistance payments for annual contribution contracts to public housing agencies authorize...
District of Columbia's Rent Establishment Policies and Procedures Need Improvement
GGD-78-50: Published: May 17, 1978. Publicly Released: May 17, 1978.
The District of Columbia's Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is responsible for providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing to low-income District families who cannot afford such housing. As of June 30, 1976, approximately 11,300 families lived in DHCD-provided housing, over 10,900 of whom were in DHCD-owned projects. The public housing program is financed mostly with rental...
Section 236 Rental Housing: An Assessment of HUD's Comments on GAO's Evaluations
PAD-78-62: Published: Apr 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1978.
A report issued in January 1978 comprehensively evaluated the section 236 rental assistance program and made recommendations to Congress and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which would ensure that moderate income households receive a reasonable share of future housing assistance. The report concluded that the section 236 program had been successful in producing quality housin...
Stronger Federal Enforcements Needed To Uphold Fair Housing Laws
CED-78-21: Published: Feb 2, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1978.
Fair housing activities of federal agencies are largely covered by two civil rights acts. A review of the compliance and enforcement activities of federal housing agencies showed that their efforts have not been effective in identifying and eliminating discriminatory practices and seeking timely and appropriate settlements of complaints.Applicants seeking housing under the Department of Housing 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 Farmers Home Administration Financed Rural Rental Housing for Commercial Office Space
B-171630: Published: Mar 11, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1977.
A review was conducted to determine the legality and propriety of a decision by Farmers Home Administration, Department of Agriculture, to permit the Waltra Corporation to convert two buildings into office space and into apartment units for senior citizens and families of low and moderate incomes.The loan agreements between Farmers Home Administration and Waltra Corporation did not permit Waltra t...
Little Accomplished in Insuring That Proper Rents Are Charged Under the Section 236 Rental Housing Program
CED-76-146: Published: Oct 5, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1976.
A follow-up review was done of progress by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in correcting deficiencies in determining tenants' income for subsidized rentals as required under the rental assistance housing program.In spite of HUD plans in response to previous reports over 3 years ago, little corrective action has been taken. The review covered three HUD area offices but was con...
Operations of Two Department of Housing and Urban Development-Supported Housing Projects in Pennsylvania--Sheridan Manor in Wilkes-Barre and Hanover Village in Hanover Township
RED-76-88: Published: Apr 8, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1976.
No summary is currently available...