Urban development (101 - 110 of 235 items)
Internal Controls: Weaknesses in HUD's Single Family Housing Appraisal Program
RCED-87-165: Published: Sep 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1987.
GAO analyzed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to correct weaknesses in its single-family housing appraisal program.GAO found that HUD: (1) selected appraisals for review without a systematic, statistical sample; (2) did not meet the requirements of its present review program; and (3) used fee appraisers to perform field reviews of other appraisers' work, despite indi...
Public Housing: Consolidated Supply Contracts for Commercial Trash Compactors
RCED-87-158: Published: Jul 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) award of consolidated supply contracts for commercial trash compactors for public housing agencies.GAO found that: (1) the contractors furnished compactors that did not meet HUD specification requirements; (2) HUD did not investigate allegations of noncompliance with its specification requi...
Housing Programs: Information on HUD's Decision To Close Its Bangor, Maine, Office
RCED-87-56BR: Published: Jan 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) decision to close its Bangor, Maine, field office to determine: (1) how HUD decided which offices to close; (2) whether the HUD cost-benefit analysis was accurate and complete; (3) what impact the closing had on lenders and borrowers obtaining HUD-insured loans; and (4) whether the Manchest...
Small Business Act: HUD's Disadvantaged Business Advocate Reports to Proper Management Level
GGD-87-4: Published: Oct 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) compliance with a subsection of the Small Business Act that describes the required reporting level for the Director, HUD, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).GAO interviewed HUD officials and reviewed organizational charts, a description of the Director's responsibil...
Rental Housing: HUD's Methods of Determining Fair Market Rents
RCED-86-209: Published: Aug 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) method of determining fair market rents for its rental assistance program.GAO found that: (1) HUD establishes the base level of rent by using the census, the American Housing Survey, and the consumer price index; (2) because HUD recognizes that limitations exist in its data, its procedures...
Public Housing: San Diego Housing Commission's Acquiring/Equipping Its Office Facility
RCED-86-142BR: Published: Apr 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the San Diego Housing Commission's use of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds for the acquisition of an office facility, equipment, and furnishings.GAO found that: (1) there were no violations of federal law in the use of HUD reserve funds to acquire, renovate, and furnish the Commission's office facility; (2) HUD regulations au...
[Question Concerning the Use of Chauffeur Services]
B-210555.10: Published: Aug 19, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the practice and legality of chauffeur service for senior officials of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and senior presidential aides. GAO found that: (1) the provision of home-to-work transportation for government employees is generally prohibited; (2) the deputy director and former director of OMB and certain presidential aides received...
Changes in Rent Burdens and Housing Conditions of Lower Income Households
RCED-85-108: Published: Apr 23, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed data from the Annual Housing Survey (AHS) to determine the rent burdens and housing conditions of lower income households. Higher rent burdens result in households paying a greater percentage of their incomes for rent, leaving them a smaller percentage of their incomes for other expenditures.GAO found that, during the period from 1975 to 1983, t...
Debentures Not Serving Purposes HUD Intended--Legislative Changes Could Help Increase Effectiveness and Minimize Interest Costs
RCED-85-38: Published: Mar 13, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1985.
GAO evaluated the provisions of the National Housing Act of 1934, which authorized the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to accept long-term, low-interest debentures instead of cash as payment for mortgage insurance premiums. GAO focused its review on: (1) the impact of redemption of debentures before they reach maturity as payment for mortgage insurance premiums; and (2) helping H...
Improving the Process for Allocating Loan Management Set-Aside Funds to Multifamily Housing Projects
RCED-85-29: Published: Nov 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1984.
The Loan Management Set-Aside (LMSA) Program is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help maintain the financial viability of multifamily housing projects with cash-flow problems. The program is available to both insured and held projects. GAO reviewed the process used by HUD to allocate LMSA funds in fiscal years (FY) 1983 and 1984 and the basis used by HUD for...