Homelessness: Information on and Barriers to Assistance Programs Providing Foreclosed Property

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DIANE Publishing, 1994 - 72 pages
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Reviews programs that make federally held real estate properties available to nonprofit organizations that assist the homeless. Discusses programs administered by HUD, Veterans Affairs Dept., the FHA and the RTC. identifies options by which Congress could help reduce nonprofit organizations financial barriers to acquiring such property; recommends that the agencies better disseminate key information about the programs and available properties, and recommends that HUD decide whether to make multifamily properties available. Charts and tables.

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Page 2 - Each year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), and the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) dispose of thousands of real estate properties acquired through mortgage foreclosures or takeovers of failed savings and loan institutions.
Page 13 - ... Gerontology, Institute of Real Estate Management, National Law Practice, State RRH Borrower Associations, American Institute of Architects, American Insurance Association, Counsel for Rural Housing and Development, Housing Assistance Counsel, Rural America and other Federal and State agencies, Including the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Labor, and Defense. 07 02 01 0004 MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING SERVICING AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DIVISION Assignment of Functions...
Page 15 - Through this program, VA is authorized to sell foreclosed properties (consisting of up to eight dwelling units) to nonprofit organizations (or to state and local governments) assisting homeless veterans. FmHA's Homes for the Homeless Program was created in 1984 by a memorandum of understanding between FmHA and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Under the program, FmHA properties not otherwise targeted for immediate disposition may be sold or leased to rThis report addresses only nonprofit...
Page 12 - The primary federal response to homelessness has been the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act...
Page 1 - Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Farmers Home Administration, and the Resolution Trust Corporation. The report (1) identifies options by which the Congress could help reduce nonprofit organizations...
Page 12 - The 1990 Decennial Census marked the first time that the Bureau included a nationwide effort to gather information on the number and characteristics of selected components of the homeless population. Referred to as the Street and Shelter Night, or "SNight," the effort counted persons at homeless shelters and selected street and other locations during nighttime hours.

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