Policy and Guidance

Find information below about policy and guidance on Real Estate Acquisition and Relocation under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (URA) and other HUD requirements.

If you have questions concerning the information available on this web page, please contact your local HUD Regional Relocation Specialist for assistance.

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HUD Handbooks

HUD Handbook 1378: Tenant Assistance, Relocation and Real Property Acquisition

This handbook is the primary source for HUD real estate acquisition and relocation policy and procedures when implementing HUD funded programs.

Date Published: March 2014

CPD Monitoring Handbook (6509.2 REV 6) Chapter 25 - Relocation and Real Property Acquisition

This chapter provides guidance to HUD staff monitoring relocation and real property acquisition activities for Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs and projects. Chapter 25 supersedes former HUD Handbook 1374 (Tenant Assistance, Relocation and Real Property Acquisition).

Note: Chapter 25 guidance may also be used for monitoring relocation and real property acquisition activities for certain programs administered by the Office of Housing and the Office of Public and Indian Housing.

Date Published: February 2017

HUD Notices

Notice H 2014-09/PIH 2014-17: Relocation Requirements under the RAD Program, Public Housing in the First Component

This Notice provides public housing agencies (PHAs) and their partners with information and resources on applicable program and relocation assistance requirements when planning for or implementing resident moves as a result of a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) conversion under the first component of the demonstration.

NOTE: This Notice should not be used for any other HUD program or project, except where specifically directed by HUD.)

Date Published: July 2014

Notice CPD-14-09: Effective Date of MAP-21 Changes to Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended Payment Limits and Replacement Housing Payment Eligibility Criteria

This notice provides guidance concerning the October 1, 2014 effective date of several provisions of Section 1521 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP21) that will change payment limits and replacement housing payment eligibility criteria in the URA.

Date Published: June 2014

Notice PIH 2012-08: Guidance for Obtaining HUD Consent for Takings of Public Housing Property by Eminent Domain

This notice provides guidance on the factors that HUD will consider in determining whether to consent to a taking of public housing property that was developed/acquired by, or is maintained with funds from the United States Housing Act of 1937 (the “Act”) by a governmental or quasi-governmental body using eminent domain authority (“Taking Body”)

Date Published: February 2012

Notice CPD-11-09/PIH-11-51: Promoting Partnerships to Utilize Housing as a Platform for Improving Quality of Life

This notice outlines for CPD and Public and Indian Housing (PIH) grantees, including PHAs, suggested ways in which to forge partnerships with public and private agencies at the federal, state, and local levels to promote resident connections to health care, education, employment, and other social services in an effort to improve quality of life and provide a foundation for successful housing outcomes.

Date Published: September 2011

Notice CPD 08-02: Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Requirements

This notice provides suspensions and waivers available for CPD programs to assist with recovery and relief for Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Date Published: February 2008

Federal Register Notices

Federal Register Notice Volume 79, No. 97 - Federally Mandated Exclusions From Income

This notice lists amounts specifically excluded from consideration as income for purposes of determining eligibility or benefits.

Date Published: May 2014

Federal Register Notice Volume 71, No. 136 - Statutory Prohibition on Use of HUD FY 2006 Funds for Eminent Domain- Related Activities

This notice advises that this provision may be applicable to certain activities funded by FY 2006 HUD appropriations.

Date Published: July 2006

FAQs

Illegal Aliens and the Uniform Act FAQs

A list of common questions and answers on implementing the Illegal Alien Act Amendment (Public Law 105-117), provided by the Federal Highway Administration - "Lead Agency" for the Uniform Act.

Date Published: August 1999

Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act FAQs

A list of common questions and answers on implementing the URA final rule (49 CFR Part 24) provided by the Federal Highway Administration - "Lead Agency" for the Uniform Act.

Date Published: May 2015

Helpful Documents

URA 104(d) Relocation Comparison Chart

The following chart summarizes major differences between URA and 104(d) relocation assistance for displaced residential tenants.

Date Published: September 2011