Low income housing (21 - 30 of 57 items)
Public Housing: Management Issues Pertaining to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
RCED-91-70: Published: Mar 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's (BMHA): (1) voluntary 3-year compliance agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and whether it could correct leasing practices that violated title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; (2) reasons for its high vacancy rate; and (3) justification for its high number of employees.GA...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Improving Controls Over Rent and Management Fees at Multifamily Housing Projects
RCED-84-118: Published: Apr 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) procedures for controlling rents and management fees at multifamily housing projects.As part of its oversight role in housing programs, HUD reviews and approves rent and management fee increases for multifamily rental housing projects. GAO found that inadequate controls resulted in excessive...
Savings Possible Through Recognition of Favorable Financing and Tax Abatements in Contract Rents
106278: Jun 27, 1978
Under the new construction and substantial rehabilitation portion of the section 8 lower-income rental program, rents must be approved individually for each proposed unit based on rents for comparable units in the area. Appropriate reductions in contract rents (total rents payable to the owner including the portion payable by the family) may be made where a project proposal is expected to benefit...
HUD-Proposed Legislative Changes to Section 203 of the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978
119698: Sep 30, 1982
GAO reviewed the implementation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy to attach section 8 subsidies to the sales of acquired multifamily housing projects to insure their continued availability to low- and moderate-income tenants. Specifically, the review determined the cost and effectiveness of the policy and whether other less costly, but effective, sales methods were ad...
Review of the Adequacy of Procedures Followed in Selecting Section 8 Developers
119780: Apr 8, 1982
GAO reviewed procedures followed by three Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) area offices in selecting developers for new construction and substantial rehabilitation projects. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of the procedures under the Section 8 Lower Income Rental Assistance Program administered by HUD and to identify ways to improve the selection proces...