Federal aid for housing (31 - 40 of 48 items)
Recent Rent Increase at a HUD Supported Housing Project in Minneapolis, Minnesota
RED-76-111: Published: May 24, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
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Analysis of HUD Efforts To Alleviate Housing Abandonment
CED-81-130: Published: Jun 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1981.
GAO analyzed responses to a congressional inquiry concerning housing abandonment and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to alleviate the problem. The questions and the HUD response focused on the following subject areas: (1) strategies for alleviating housing abandonment, (2) laws and regulations which impede solutions to the abandonment problem, (3) impact of HUD prog...
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...
Chicago Housing Authority Needs To Improve Its Management and Controls Over Purchasing
CED-80-93: Published: Apr 28, 1980. Publicly Released: May 1, 1980.
The controls used by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) over its procurement of goods and services was surveyed. CHA, a major Chicago landlord housing 140,000 people in the 40,000 rental units it owns and/or manages, has about two-thirds of its funds provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Since 1977, CHA has been operating at a deficit and has continued to stay solvent...
HUD Should Improve Its Management of Acquired, Formerly Subsidized Multifamily Projects
CED-80-31: Published: Dec 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1980.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has changed the way it charges rent at, and sells, its inventory of formerly subsidized multifamily housing projects. It charges lower income tenants no more than 25 percent of their income for rent in HUD-owned projects. It then provides rental assistance after the projects are sold. The changes have resulted in substantial additional costs to...
Evaluation of Agency Comments on GAO's Letter Report to Congressman Harsha
CED-79-76: Published: Apr 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1979.
In January 1979, GAO issued a report reviewing processing of the application for the Oakwood apartments, near Milford, Ohio, an assisted housing project under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD did not agree with two of the four GAO recommendations, and stated that the intent of a third recommendation was unclear. GAO still believes that the changes are needed, and that HUD...
Deconcentration of Low-Income Persons through Section 8 Housing Assistance
CED-78-181: Published: Oct 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1978.
Under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 Housing Assistance Program, low-income families pay 15 percent to 25 percent of their incomes for rent, and HUD subsidizes the difference between the family's contribution and the rent charged by the landlord. HUD's efforts to avoid, through its Section 8 Housing Assistance Program, undue concentrations of lower-income persons...
Review of Recent Policy Changes in Managing and Disposing of HUD-Owned Multifamily Housing Projects
107432: Sep 26, 1978
Since May 1977, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has changed its management and disposition policies for HUD-owned formerly subsidized multifamily properties to provide that: (1) tenants residing in HUD-owned properties pay not more than 25 percent of their income for rent and utilities; (2) the properties be rehabilitated before disposition; and (3) the properties not be sold...
Department of Housing and Urban Development Decision To Cancel 300 Units of Section 8 Housing for the Elderly in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
CED-78-150: Published: Jul 17, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1978.
Review of the recent Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) decision to cancel 300 units of section 8 housing for the elderly in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, did not disclose any shortcomings in HUD's actions. While some evidence presented at the time the project was initially approved by HUD questioned the need for the project, there was no evidence which indicated that the decisionmaking...
Elimination of the Rent Credit Feature of the Section 8 Existing Housing Program
CED-78-117: Published: May 10, 1978. Publicly Released: May 10, 1978.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently completed a nationwide study of the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program and is now considering the rent reduction incentive feature of the program. This feature was established to encourage participating families to find housing units at the lowest possible rent and to reduce federal subsidies by offering a reduction in the family's c...