URA the HUD Way

Web-Based Training Course for the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended (URA)

This 8-part web-based modular training course provides basic information and resources to HUD grantees and funding recipients on URA requirements for HUD funded projects. Module 1 provides an overview of the URA. Module 2 provides an overview of another Federal law known as Section 104(d), which applies to CDBG and HOME funded projects. Modules 3 through 8 provide greater technical training on various URA topics.

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NOTE: The information presented in this web training is current as of its posting. However, HUD may issue new or updated policies and guidance in the future. Users should always check HUD’s Acquisition & Relocation website for new announcements and updates which could impact the web training material. Users with additional questions on the training material may contact their local HUD Regional Relocation Specialist for further assistance.


 

This animated video provides a brief overview of the URA and is recommended to be viewed prior to commencing the modules below.

 

This animated video provides an overview of the Section 104(d) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and its impact.


Module 1: URA Overview

Module 1: URA Overview

This module provides a basic overview of URA requirements for HUD programs and projects. It provides a brief history on the URA's purpose and objectives, URA highlights, and helpful information for users to recognize when HUD funded projects may be subject to URA requirements.

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Module 2: Section 104(d) Overview

Module 2: Section 104(d) Overview

Section 104(d) is a federal law that applies to HUD’s CDBG and HOME programs. This module will provide an overview of Section 104(d)’s purpose, objectives, and key requirements, including: 1) A Residential Antidisplacement and Relocation Assistance Plan (RARAP), 2) Relocation Assistance for Lower-income Persons, and 3) One-for-One Replacement of Lower-income Dwellings Demolished or Converted.

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Module 3: URA Planning & Budgeting

Module 3: URA Planning & Budgeting

Good planning can help “make or break” a project. For federally assisted projects involving acquisition, rehabilitation, or demolition, it can prevent costly litigation, project delays, and serious financial consequences.

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Module 4: Real Property Acquisition

Module 4: Real Property Acquisition

This module presents guidance on when and how real property acquisition is implemented under the URA. Along with the applicability of acquisition, it explains the conditions needed for “voluntary” and “involuntary” acquisition. The entire acquisition process is explained using flowcharts, examples, and case studies.

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Module 5: Residential Relocation

Module 5: Residental Relocation

In accordance with the URA, any residential occupant who qualifies as a displaced person is entitled to payment for moving and related expenses and to an offer of comparable replacement housing. This module addresses permanent residential displacement.

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Module 6: Nonresidential Relocation

Module 6: Nonresidental Relocation

When a business must permanently relocate from real property as a direct result of acquisition, rehabilitation, or demolition for a federally funded project – do you know what moves to make?

The URA establishes the provisions for relocation assistance to eligible persons displaced by a federally assisted project. This module addresses nonresidential relocation for businesses, farms, and nonprofit organizations.

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Module 7: Temporary Relocation

Module 7: Temporary Relocation

Temporary relocation due to acquisition, rehabilitation, or demolition for a federally-funded project is subject to the URA. The goals of this module are to understand when temporary relocation is applicable, identify the general HUD requirements and guidance for temporary relocation, recognize the impact of temporary relocation on households and businesses, and describe eligible reimbursable expenses for temporary relocation.

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Module 8 Administration and Oversight

Module 8: Administration and Oversight

When HUD funded projects include acquisition, rehabilitation, or demolition, it is important to know URA requirements and have processes in place to ensure they are followed.

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If you need assistance accessing the training, submit your request using the Contact Us form. For additional URA information and resources, visit HUD's Real Estate Acquisition and Relocation Website.