Urban development (21 - 30 of 34 items)
Weaknesses in the Planning and Utilization of Rental Housing for Persons in Wheelchairs
CED-81-45: Published: Jun 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1981.
GAO reviewed Federal efforts to provide housing designed especially for the needs of people who use wheelchairs to determine whether the Departments of Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) goals to produce wheelchair-accessible housing units were reasonable and being complied with and if people in wheelchairs were occupying the special housing units.Housing units produced under HUD...
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...
Possible Duplicate Payments in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 8 Housing Assistance Program
CED-79-51: Published: Mar 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1979.
GAO is concerned about possible payments in the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program for existing units, operated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A review was made to determine whether there were sufficient controls to prevent project owners from collecting subsidies for one tenant from both a public housing agency (PHA) and HUD under the Section 8 Program. This is possib...
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...
Monthly Fees Paid to Mortgagees for Servicing Subsidized Mortgages Insured Under the National Housing Act
B-171630: Published: May 31, 1974. Publicly Released: May 31, 1974.
No summary is currently available...
Opportunities To Improve Effectiveness and Reduce Costs of Rental Assistance Housing Program
B-171630: Published: Jan 10, 1973. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1973.
No summary is currently available...