- HUD Guidance
- Tools and Templates
Date Published: April 2016
The Limited Scope Environmental Review Instructions provides guidance on how to complete a limited scope review, and the Limited Scope Environmental Review Format is the recommended format for completing limited scope environmental reviews when used in tandem with the Instructions. These documents were designed specifically for projects funded by the Continuum of Care (CoC) program.
Projects that consist only of leasing or rental assistance activities require only a “limited scope” environmental review. Responsible Entities conducting a limited scope review need only analyze certain environmental laws and authorities and may document that the project is in compliance with others without analysis. A limited scope review is appropriate only if the project consists entirely of leasing or rental assistance activities in existing residential buildings without any associated physical impacts, including repairs, rehabilitation, or new construction.