Assisted Housing:

Utility Allowances Often Fall Short of Actual Utility Expenses (Vol. II)

RCED-91-40B: Published: Mar 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1991.

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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed utility allowances provided under public housing and section 8 certificate housing programs.

GAO provided information on: (1) its approach in preparing a nationwide questionnaire on public housing agencies' (PHA) practices in providing allowances; (2) detailed responses to its questionnaire; and (3) the portion of adjusted income that assisted households paid for shelter costs and utility expenses at six PHA.