HUD's Office of Environment and Energy has developed an online system for developing, documenting, and managing environmental reviews. It covers all levels of environmental reviews for both Part 50 and Part 58 projects and includes on-screen guidance for completing HUD environmental reviews. HEROS is available to the following user types:
HEROS is currently available for staff of the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) entitlement communities (Responsible Entities - REs) in all regions. If you work for a CPD entitlement and would like to request HEROS access, please use the HEROS Access Form.
HEROS is only available to REs, grantees, applicants, consultants or users working with state-administered, Native American, or Public Housing on a programmatic basis.
The following list provides information on the Part 58 programs for which REs may now complete environmental reviews in HEROS:
HEROS is available for HUD Staff to prepare Part 50 environmental reviews for the following programs. HUD staff who require HEROS access should work with their program office to request access. HEROS access requests for HUD staff must be submitted by the user’s direct supervisor via Digital Identity Access Management System (DIAMS). For instructions on making a DIAMS request, view the “How do I get HEROS access?” FAQ on the HUD Exchange.
HEROS is available for Partner Users (e.g. consultants, lenders, PHAs, applicants, nonprofits, and other recipients) to prepare environmental reviews for the following select programs. Partners working with any of the programs listed below may request HEROS access using the HEROS Access Form.
HEROS increases transparency of environmental reviews by posting them on the HUD Exchange for public review. Environmental assessments and categorically excluded projects completed through HEROS are posted online during public comment periods and archived for a year after completion.
If you need any assistance with HEROS, please submit your request through HUD Exchange Ask A Question so that HEROS system staff can assist you.