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Does your federally-funded project involve acquisition, rehabilitation, or demolition?

August 05, 2022 Print ShareThis

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If the answer is yes, then the URA likely applies whether or not those specific activities are federally, locally, or privately funded.

What is the URA?

The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended (URA) is a federal law that establishes minimum federal requirements for real property acquisition and relocation assistance for federally-funded programs and projects involving acquisition, rehabilitation, or demolition. The URA’s key objective is fair, consistent, and equitable treatment of people whose property is acquired or who must move permanently or temporarily as a result of the project.

Did you know the URA requires relocation payments and other assistance be provided to displaced persons (individual, businesses, non-profit organizations, and farms)? Did you know the URA requires reimbursement of certain increased out-of-pocket expenses for persons who must move temporarily but who are not permanently displaced?

Did you know the URA also includes many acquisition requirements, including but not limited to valuation, negotiations, and payments?

You can check out URA the HUD Way Training Module 1: URA Overview to learn more about URA requirements for HUD programs and projects.

Launch URA the HUD Way Module 1

Note: This module also introduces recent statutory changes to the URA enacted by Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). These changes are not currently reflected in the URA regulations but many of them are still required to be implemented.

The URA the HUD Way Training is available 24/7 on the HUD Exchange and offers eight self-paced training modules covering URA basics and other topics. Explore all modules.

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