Community development (1 - 10 of 90 items)
Community Development Block Grants: Sources of Data on Community Income Are Limited
GAO-16-734: Published: Sep 6, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2016.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) and states' primary method for communities to demonstrate eligibility when they disagree with HUD's eligibility determination is to allow communities to conduct their own local income surveys to show that they meet the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) income threshold. HUD instructs small communities, known as nonentitlement communiti...
Recovery Act: Opportunities Exist to Increase the Public's Understanding of Recipient Reporting on HUD Programs
GAO-10-966: Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2010.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) has provided about $6 billion in grants for three Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs that fund housing or community development. As of March 31, 2010, HUD's Capital Fund awarded nearly $3 billion in grants to 3,134 public housing agencies, the Community Development Block Grant-Recovery (CDBG-R) awarded about...
Housing and Community Grants: HUD Needs to Enhance Its Requirements and Oversight of Jurisdictions' Fair Housing Plans
GAO-10-905: Published: Sep 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 2010.
Pursuant to the Fair Housing Act, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations require grantees, such as cities, that receive federal funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to further fair housing opportunities. In particular, grantees are required to prepare planning documents known as Analyses of Impediments (AI...
Public Housing: Information on the Financing, Oversight, and Effects of the HOPE VI Program
GAO-07-1025T: Published: Jun 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2007.
Since fiscal year 1992, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $6 billion in HOPE VI program grants to public housing authorities to revitalize severely distressed public housing and provide supportive services to residents. HUD has encouraged housing authorities to use their HOPE VI grants to attract, or leverage, funding from other sources, including other fe...
Public Housing: Distressed Conditions in Developments for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities and Strategies Used for Improvement
GAO-06-163: Published: Dec 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2005.
In 2003, Congress reauthorized HOPE VI, a program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and designed to improve the nation's worst public housing. In doing so, Congress required GAO to report on the extent of severely distressed public housing for the elderly and non-elderly persons with disabilities. "Severely distressed" is described in the statute as developments...
Survey of Public Housing Agencies on Housing for the Elderly and Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities, an E-supplement to GAO-06-163
GAO-06-205SP: Published: Dec 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2005.
This document presents the results of GAO's survey of public housing agencies that manage developments that house primarily the elderly and non-elderly persons with disabilities. The purpose of the survey was to (1) collect data on physical and social characteristics that constitute aspects of "severe distress," (2) verify HUD data from the PIC and REAC databases, and (3) collect data about ways i...
Status of GAO's Recommendations to the Department of Housing and Urban Development
GAO-01-741R: Published: May 11, 2001. Publicly Released: May 11, 2001.
GAO's January 2001 Performance and Accountability Series provides an overview of management issues at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In the series, GAO made several recommendations to improve HUD's programs and operations. This report reviews the status of nine key recommendations. GAO found that HUD has taken important steps toward addressing some of its management deficie...
Single-Family Housing: Stronger Measures Needed to Encourage Better Performance by Management and Marketing Contractors
RCED-00-117: Published: May 12, 2000. Publicly Released: May 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) management and marketing contracts of single-family housing, focusing on HUD's: (1) experience with the contractors who manage and market these properties; and (2) progress in reducing its single-family property inventory.GAO noted that: (1) the central focus of HUD's management...
HUD Reform Act: Information on the Department's Response to the Act's Requirements
RCED-00-91: Published: Mar 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) complied with the HUD Reform Act of 1989 in fiscal years 1997 and 1998, focusing on HUD's actions in response to: (1) title I of the Reform Act, which is the title principally concerned with addressing the ethics, management and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issues r...
HUD's Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Request: Additional Analysis and Justification Needed for Some Programs
RCED-99-251: Published: Sep 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget request, focusing on: (1) whether HUD has the capacity to implement, and adequate justification to support, the new or significantly expanded programs and initiatives included in its budget request; (2) the potential for HUD to use available unexpended balances in...