We initiated this evaluation at the request of Senator Mike Enzi. During this evaluation, we reviewed HUD’s housing assistance programs based on their purpose, types of assistance, and eligible participants. This report also includes the 5-year funding history for each HUD program office that administers housing assistance programs.
The Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) has not referred troubled public housing agencies (PHAs) to the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing to take them over as the law and regulations require. Without this referral mechanism, a PHA could remain troubled for an indefinite period while conditions stagnate or deteriorate. We identified 18 PHAs that remained troubled for more than 2 years without being referred