Understanding the Title V Suitability Listing

Terms to Know

Annual Suitable Detemination Listing – This listing contains all suitable and available and suitable and unavailable properties that HUD published in the preceding calendar year. HUD must publish this listing by February 15th of the current year.

Comments – Provides details about the suitability. If the property is suitable and available, the information will provide the property's characteristics (e.g., square footage, condition, any restrictions). If the property is unsuitable, the information will expand upon the reason(s) for unsuitability.

Comprehensive Suitability Determination Listing – The listing contains newly reported properties, previously reported properties that were determined suitable (i.e., suitable and available and suitable and unavailable) regardless of whether the landholding agencies reported changes, and previously reported properties that HUD determined unsuitable but the landholding agency reported changes (e.g., improvements to the property) that HUD re-reviewed that could change the suitability determination. HUD will not repost on the suitability determination listing on the HUD Exchange previously reported properties that HUD determined unsuitable with no changes.

Directions – Depending upon the entry, if there is more than one property, this section lists the building numbers and in some cases the square footage, and other relevant information.

Entry – The individual suitability determination of a property HUD reviewed and posted on the HUD Exchange.

HUD Property Number – The 11-digit number HUD assigns to each property it reviews and makes suitability determinations. Eligible organizations interested in a property listed as suitable and available should provide this number to HHS when they express their interest in a particular suitable and available property. Below is an example of the 11-digit HUD property number:

15201610001

15 - first two digits represents the designated landholding agency code

2016 - next four digits represents the year in which the property was reported

1 - next digit represents the quarter in which the property was reported

0001 - remaining digits represents the sequence in which the property was assigned a property number

 

Landholding Agency – a federal department or agency with statutory authority to control real property.

Newly Reported Property – These properties are being submitted by the landholding agency to HUD for the first time for a suitability determination.

Previously Reported Property – These properties were submitted by the landholding agency previously for a suitability determination. A landholding agency may resubmit a property if there are changes to the initial information submitted to HUD.

Reason – Only applicable to properties identified as unsuitable and lists the reason(s) for the unsuitable determination. For more information about the suitability criteria, please reference 24 CFR 581.6.

Reversed Suitability Determination – HUD changes the original suitability determination based on an appeal from a homeless service provider within the 20-day holding period HUD changed its determination based on additional information submitted by the homeless service provider and the landholding agency. HUD is required to repost the reversed suitability determination on the HUD Exchange.

Standard Suitability Determination Listing – This listing contains all properties that HUD reviewed for suitability that were either determined suitable and available, suitable and unavailable, or unsuitable. Normally this list only contains newly reported properties; however, occasionally it will contain previously reported properties.

Status – Identifies the classification of the property and is dependent upon the landholding agency's internal disposal process.

Suitable and Available Properties – HUD determined that these properties did not meet any of the unsuitable criteria at 24 CFR 581.6; therefore HUD determined those properties are suitable to assist persons experiencing homelessness. The landholding agency subsequently notified HUD that there is no existing federal need and are available to assist persons experiencing homelessness. Such properties are eligible to be conveyed and will have a 30-day holding period from the date the listing is posted on the HUD Exchange to allow homeless service providers the opportunity to contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to express their interest in the property.

Suitability Determination – HUD reviews properties that are submitted by landholding agencies to determine whether they are suitable to assist persons experiencing homelessness using the unsuitable criteria at 24 CFR 581.6.

Suitable and Unavailable – HUD determined that these properties did not meet any of the unsuitable criteria at 24 CFR 581.6 and HUD determined those properties are suitable to assist persons experiencing homelessness and the landholding agency notified HUD that there is existing federal need and are not currently available to assist persons experiencing homelessness. These properties are not eligible to be conveyed and do not have a holding period from the date posted on the HUD Exchange. If the property was never made available, landholding agencies must notify HUD once the property becomes available and HUD is required to repost the property as suitable and available with a 30-day holding period to allow homeless service providers the opportunity to contact HHS of their interest in such property.

Supplemental Suitability Determination Listing – This listing contains only newly reported properties and any previously reported properties with changes and is similar to the standard suitability listing. However, this listing reflects landholding agencies' 2nd and 4th quarter submission.

Unsuitable Properties – HUD determined that these properties did meet one or more of the unsuitable criteria at 24 CFR 581.6 and therefore are not suitable to assist persons experiencing homelessness. These properties have a 20-day holding period to allow homeless service providers the opportunity to submit an appeal to HUD to reverse the unsuitable determination.