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Quality Control for Rental Assistance Subsidies Determinations

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    Early in 2001 the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) took an important step to improve the effectiveness of its rental housing assistance programs. Through the Rental Housing Integrity Improvements Program (RHIP), HUD worked to identify the best methods of reducing costly errors in the local administration of both the public housing and Section 8 programs. The Quality Control for Rental Assistance Subsidies Determinations study provided the impetus for much of this effort. The study found that substantial errors were being made in the income and rent determinations that set the amount HUD pays on behalf of families receiving public housing and Section 8 program assistance. Through miscalculation of income and other errors, overpayments of more than $600 million were made, whereas rent underpayments totaled $1.7 billion - nearly three times the amount of the overpayments.

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    Paper provided by HUD USER, Economic Development in its series Economic Development Publications with number 39077.

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    Length: 85 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:hud:wpaper:39077
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