BRAC Laws and Regulations

This page contains the authorizing laws and regulations for the Base Realignment and Closure Program. Click the title of the law or regulation to view the document.


Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990

This resource is the principal legal authority for base closure and reuse as amended through the FY 2005 National Defense Authorization Act. This piece of legislation outlines the process for which bases are analyzed for inclusion in the BRAC process.

Date Published: October 2004

Base Closure Community Redevelopment and Homeless Assistance Act of 1994

The Redevelopment Act was designed to accommodate the impacted communities’ multiple interests in base reuse and to meet the national priority to assist homeless individuals and families. The law exempted BRAC Commission installations from the provisions of Title V of the McKinney Act and substituted a community-based process wherein representatives of the homeless and other community groups participate in local reuse planning.

Date Published: October 1994


Revitalizing Base Closure Communities and Community Assistance - Community Redevelopment and Homeless Assistance

The HUD regulations for base closure communities and community assistance are codified at 24 CFR 586.

Date Published: April 2002