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Community Development Block Grants: Sources of Data on Community Income Are Limited
GAO-16-734: Published: Sep 6, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2016.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) and states' primary method for communities to demonstrate eligibility when they disagree with HUD's eligibility determination is to allow communities to conduct their own local income surveys to show that they meet the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) income threshold. HUD instructs small communities, known as nonentitlement communiti...
Community Development Block Grants: Reporting on Compliance with Limit on Funds Used for Administration Can Be Improved
GAO-13-247: Published: Mar 21, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2013.
The annual appropriation for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program allows grantees to use up to 20 percent of program funds for planning, management, and administration (collectively referred to as "administration"). Specifically, grantees may use these funds for a range of activities, including general management, oversight, and coordination; fair housing activities; preparing comm...
HUD Has Identified Performance Measures for Its Block Grant Programs, but Information on Impact Is Limited
GAO-12-575R: Published: May 15, 2012. Publicly Released: May 15, 2012.
Information on the overall effectiveness (or impact) of the CDBG and HOME programs is limited. According to HUD officials, the agency has faced challenges in evaluating the impact of CDBG and HOME because, among other things, such an evaluation would have to compare neighborhoods that received program assistance with those that did not. Our previous work has also identified the difficulties of eva...
HUD's Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Request: Additional Analysis and Justification Needed for Some Programs
RCED-99-251: Published: Sep 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget request, focusing on: (1) whether HUD has the capacity to implement, and adequate justification to support, the new or significantly expanded programs and initiatives included in its budget request; (2) the potential for HUD to use available unexpended balances in...
Observations on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan
RCED-99-208R: Published: Jul 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan, which was submitted to Congress in response to the Government Performance and Results Act, focusing on the: (1) usefulness of HUD's plan for decisionmaking; and (2) degree of improvement HUD's FY 2000 performance plan represents over the FY 1999 plan.GAO...
Housing and Urban Development: Comments on HUD's Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Request
T-RCED-99-104: Published: Mar 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Housing Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget request, focusing on: (1) new initiatives or significant increases proposed by HUD; and (2) observations about HUD's request for funding related to several areas GAO has reported on in the past year.GAO noted that: (1) to support 19 new programs and initiatives, HUD i...
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance: HUD's Processes for Evaluating and Using Unexpended Balances Are Ineffective
RCED-98-202: Published: Jul 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) systems for budgeting and accounting for Section 8 rental assistance funds, focusing on whether the systems ensure that unexpended Section 8 project-based funds do not reach unreasonable levels and that obligations are spent in a timely manner.GAO noted that: (1) as of September 30, 1997, HU...
HUD: Inventory of Self-Sufficiency and Economic Opportunity Programs
RCED-97-191R: Published: Jul 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) an inventory, as of June 10, 1997, of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) self-sufficiency and economic opportunity programs and demonstrations that are designed to assist tenants of public and assisted housing or low- and moderate-income residents of certain geographic areas; and (2) information on how two of HUD's self-su...
Portfolio Reengineering: Properties Unable to Cover Operating Expenses at Market Rents
RCED-97-202R: Published: Jul 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on properties that would be unable to cover operating expenses with market-level rents on the basis of GAO's analysis of Ernst and Young LLP's 1996 study on the effects of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposal for restructuring the insured Section 8 portfolio, focusing on the: (1) basic methodology used in Ern...
Public Housing: HUD's Takeover of the Housing Authority of New Orleans
T-RCED-96-212: Published: Jul 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1996.
GAO discussed the Housing Authority of New Orleans' (HANO) operational problems, focusing on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to correct these problems. GAO noted that: (1) obstacles to improving HANO performance include HANO inability to perform routine maintenance and repairs on its buildings, and persistent interference by HANO board of commissioners into HANO dai...