Disadvantaged persons (1 - 10 of 34 items)
Rural Homelessness: Better Collaboration by HHS and HUD Could Improve Delivery of Services in Rural Areas
GAO-10-724: Published: Jul 20, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2010.
The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 directed GAO to conduct a broad study of homelessness in rural areas. In this report, we provide information about rural homelessness issues, based in significant part on our work in rural areas within six selected states. Specifically, the report addresses the following questions: (1) What are the characteristi...
Project-Based Rental Assistance: HUD Should Update Its Policies and Procedures to Keep Pace with the Changing Housing Market
GAO-07-290: Published: Apr 11, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2007.
In light of the pressing need for rental housing affordable to low-income households and concerns that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) may not be committed to maintaining its Section 8 project-based housing stock--a key source of such housing--Congress directed GAO to assess HUD's efforts to preserve its project-based housing and recommend ways to improve these efforts. This...
HUD Homeownership Programs: Data Limitations Constrain Assessment of the American Dream Downpayment Initiative
GAO-06-677: Published: Jun 30, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2006.
While at an all-time high level, homeownership remains out of reach for many Americans, especially low-income families and minorities. In 2003, Pub. L. No. 108-186 created the American Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI) to help low-income, first-time homebuyers cover the up-front costs of buying a home (up to the greater of $10,000 or 6 percent of the purchase price) and authorized funding throug...
Homelessness: Improving Program Coordination and Client Access to Programs
GAO-02-485T: Published: Mar 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2002.
Many people are homeless for only a short time and get back on their feet with minimal assistance, but others are chronically homeless and need intensive and ongoing assistance. Fifty federal programs exist to help the homeless with housing. Sixteen of these are targeted exclusively to the homeless, and the others are mainstream programs. Targeted programs were funded at $1.7 billion in fiscal yea...
Homelessness: Grant Applicants' Characteristics and Views on the Supportive Housing Program
RCED-99-239: Published: Aug 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Supportive Housing Program, focusing on the: (1) characteristics of Supportive Housing Program applicants; (2) types of programs and services for homeless people that this program supports; (3) importance of Supportive Housing Program grants to applicants' programs for the homeless; a...
Homelessness: Overview of Current Issues and GAO Studies
T-RCED-99-125: Published: Mar 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its recently issued report and its ongoing and planned body of work on homelessness.GAO noted that: (1) last month, GAO completed a study identifying key federal programs that could potentially serve the homeless; (2) GAO found that both the targeted and nontargeted programs provide an array of services, such as housing, health care, job training,...
Housing: HUD's Program for Persons With AIDS
RCED-97-62: Published: Mar 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, focusing on: (1) what the rationale is for having a housing program within HUD specifically for people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); (2) what kinds of activities are being funded through the program; (3) whom the pr...
Multifamily Housing: HUD's Portfolio Reengineering Proposal: Cost and Management Issues
T-RCED-96-232: Published: Jul 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposal to reengineer its multifamily rental housing portfolio, focusing on: (1) the problems affecting the section 8 portfolio; (2) HUD plans to address these problems; and (3) how properties will be affected by the reengineering proposal. GAO noted that: (1) the problems affecting the insured Section 8 portfolio include high...
Vouchering Out and Success in Housing Searches
RCED-96-161R: Published: Jun 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 program, focusing on: (1) HUD programs that require public housing agencies (PHA) to provide Section 8 rental assistance to residents of distressed public housing; (2) housing market and household characteristics that promote or restrict housing searches by former residents of distre...
Multifamily Housing: Issues and Options to Consider in Revising HUD's Low-Income Housing Preservation Program
T-RCED-96-29: Published: Oct 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1995.
GAO discussed issues and options to consider in revising the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Low-Income Housing Preservation Program. GAO noted that: (1) the current preservation program restricts owners' unlimited right to prepay mortgages but provides them with various financial incentives, such as increases in federal rental assistance and financing of capital improvements,...