September 15, 2017
- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently examined the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service (RHS) depletes all of their funds for renewing rental assistant agreements in the 2013-2015 fiscal years. Three factors led to the depletion, “fiscal year 2013 sequestration and recissions, unreliable methods for estimating rental assistance costs and limited management flexibility.“
- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Policy Development & Research released a report detailing the characteristics of residents participating in the agency’s assisted housing programs. HUD’s assisted programs include “public housing, project-based voucher units, and housing choice voucher units.” Further the report details the specific housing composition of the agency’s housing stock.