Appropriations (11 - 20 of 32 items)
Multifamily Housing: Impediments to Disposition of Properties Owned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development
T-RCED-93-37: Published: May 12, 1993. Publicly Released: May 12, 1993.
GAO discussed the impediments to the sale of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) multi-family property. GAO noted that: (1) the shortage of project-based federal housing preservation funding was the most significant impediment to the HUD multi-family property disposition program; (2) federal housing law requires that HUD preserve housing for 15 years; (3) the annual cost of preservin...
Lead-Based Paint Poisoning: Children Not Fully Protected When Federal Agencies Sell Homes to Public
RCED-93-38: Published: Apr 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) have complied with the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act.GAO found that: (1) HUD regulations for federally-owned properties are limited in identifying and eliminating lead-based paint poisoning hazards; (2) HUD...
Urban Poor: Tenant Income Misreporting Deprives Other Families of HUD-Subsidized Housing
HRD-92-60: Published: Jul 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) internal controls to ensure proper reporting of subsidized households' income, focusing on: (1) a one-time computer match of subsidized household records with federal tax records to determine household income reporting accuracy; and (2) the extent of federal tax data used to ver...
Public and Assisted Housing: Linking Housing and Supportive Services to Promote Self-Sufficiency
RCED-92-142BR: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the implications of linking federal housing assistance to supportive services to promote economic self-sufficiency for lower-income families.GAO found that: (1) the National Affordable Housing Act does not explicitly define the terms self-sufficiency and economic independence but implies that these conditions have been attained when a family u...
Lease Acquisition: GSA Can Move HUD's Kansas City Offices More Quickly
GGD-90-30: Published: Nov 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the actions that the General Services Administration's (GSA) Kansas City regional office took to procure leased space for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), focusing on why the regional office terminated the procurement on the award date.GAO found that: (1) the regional office cancelled the procurement because of an apparent inc...
Rental Housing: Housing Vouchers Cost More Than Certificates but Offer Added Benefits
RCED-89-20: Published: Feb 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) costs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) section 8 existing certificate and housing voucher programs; and (2) adequacy of HUD fair-market rents and their impact on tenant rent burdens.GAO found that: (1) although the voucher and certificate programs had the similar goal of subsidizing private rental h...
Public Housing: Problems Continue To Plague the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
RCED-88-122: Published: Apr 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's (CMHA) operations, focusing on: (1) previously identified CMHA problems; (2) its controls over the expenditure of federal housing funds; and (3) problems in its administration of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program.GAO analyzed eight repor...
Housing Programs: Funding Approach for HUD's Section 8 Certificate Program Needs Changing
RCED-88-136: Published: Apr 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the adequacy of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) funding approach for its Section 8 Existing Rental Assistance Certificate Program, focusing on: (1) the potential shortfall in program funds; (2) whether HUD adequately compensated state and local public housing agencies (PHA) for their costs; and (3) how PHA...
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...
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...