Title V - Federal Surplus Property for Use to Assist the Homeless

Looking for Federal Surplus Property?

This page provides information to homeless service providers interested in learning more about the Federal Surplus Property (Title V) Program. It includes information about the Title V Program, how to obtain a Title V property (to view Title V property, click Suitability Listing), and links to homeless assistance funding opportunities.

What is the Title V Program?

Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Public Law 101-645 (42 U.S.C. 11411), enables eligible organizations to use unutilized, underutilized, excess, or surplus federal properties to assist persons experiencing homelessness.

Eligible applicants are states, local governments, and nonprofit organizations. Properties, including land and buildings, are made available strictly on an "as-is" basis. No funding is available under Title V. Leases are provided free of charge and range from 1 to 20 years, depending on availability. Successful applicants may use the Title V properties to provide shelter, services, storage, and other benefits to persons experiencing homelessness.

Each Friday, HUD publishes a Suitability Determination Listing on the HUD Exchange identifying available unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus properties.

SNAPS and Title V: An Overview

Through the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS), HUD is responsible for:

  1. Canvassing landholding agencies quarterly to request information about properties that are unutilized, underutilized, excess, or surplus;
  2. Reviewing property for suitability; and
  3. Publishing in the Federal Register:
    • Weekly suitability determinations;
    • Annual Suitable Report of all suitable properties published in the prior calendar year.


If you have questions about the Title V process, please email HUD at title5@hud.gov.


To learn more about the Title V process and how to link with homeless assistance funds to support your program, choose from the list of topics:

Title V Process

Suitability Listing

Appeal Process

Coordination and Connection Efforts

U.S. Coast Guard property conveyed through Title V

U.S. Coast Guard property conveyed through Title V

U.S. Coast Guard property conveyed through Title V located in Redmond, WA to the City of Redmond to provide emergency housing, transitional housing, and case management. The grantee obtained funding for renovations.