Housing Assistance: An Inventory of Fiscal Year 2010 Programs, Tax Expenditures, and Other Activities

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Rent Supplement Program

Administering Agency/Entity Department of Housing and Urban Development
Short Description Provides rental assistance for housing projects insured under certain Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance programs for very-low-income individuals. Most outstanding commitments under rent supplement programs have been converted to Section 8 rental assistance.
Primary Purpose Assistance for rental property owners
Type of Housing Supported Rental Housing
Type of Assistance Direct payment
Fiscal Year 2010 Obligations $4,401,000; obligations are for amendments to existing contracts. No new commitments since 1973.

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