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

Note: The information available on this web page is being updated to reflect URA Final Rule changes and current HUD policies. To ensure compliance with the URA Final Rule dated January 4, 2005, (effective on February 3, 2005), users must exercise caution until such time as the required revisions are complete. If you have questions concerning the information available on this web page, please contact your local HUD Regional Relocation Specialist for assistance.

HUD Handbooks

  • HUD Handbook 1378
    This handbook is the primary source for HUD real estate acquisition and relocation policy and procedures when implementing HUD funded programs.
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  • CPD Monitoring Handbook (6509.2 REV 5)
    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).
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    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 Officeof Public and Indian Housing)

HUD Notices

  • Notice PIH 09-01 - January 2, 2009
    Guidance for Obtaining HUD Consent for Takings of Public Housing Property by Eminent Domain.
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  • Notice CPD-08-02 - February 26, 2008
    Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Requirements - Suspensions and waivers available for CPD programs in Presidentially declared disaster areas.
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  • Notice CPD 05-02 - April 13, 2005
    Implementation of Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended, (URA) Final Rule Effective February 3, 2005.
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  • Notice CPD 04-02 - February 3, 2004
    Revision to Notice CPD 02-8, Guidance on the Application of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (URA), as Amended, in HOPE VI Projects.
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  • Notice CPD 02-08 - September 17, 2002
    Guidance On The Application Of The Uniform Relocation Assistance And Real Property Acquisition Policies Act Of 1970 (URA), As Amended, In HOPE VI Projects.
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    NOTE: The new URA Final Rule, dated January 4, 2005, became effective on February 3, 2005. As a result, information and guidance contained in this notice requires updating. HOPE VI grantees must ensure compliance with the new Final Rule and exercise caution when using this notice.

    Another important change relates to the URA's Fixed Residential Moving Cost Schedule which has been updated and became effective on August 22, 2008.

    If you have questions concerning the guidance and information contained in this notice, please contact your local HUD Regional Relocation Specialist for assistance.

  • Notice CPD 02-10 - November 19, 2002
    Implementation of Uniform Relocation Act - Coordination with CPD.
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  • Notice CPD 94-16 - May 25, 1994
    HOME Program; Residential Antidisplacement and Relocation Assistance Plan.
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Federal Register Notice

  • FR-5077-N-01: Vol. 71, No.136 - Monday, July 17, 2006
    Statutory Prohibition on Use of HUD Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Funds for Eminent Domain- Related Activities
    This notice advises that this provision may be applicable to certain activities funded by FY2006 HUD appropriations.
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  • FR-4669-N-01: Vol. 66, No.77 - Friday, April 20, 2001
    Federally Mandated Exclusions From Income
    This notice lists amounts specifically excluded from consideration as income for purposes of determining eligibility or benefits.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Illegal Aliens and the Uniform Act
    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.
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  • Uniform Act Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    A comprehensive list of common questions and answers provided by the Federal Highway Administration - "Lead Agency" for the Uniform Act.
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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.
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  • Residential Antidisplacement and Relocation Assistance Plan (RARAP)
    A guideform for use in addressing the RARAP certification requirements of the Consolidated Plan (for CDBG and HOME recipients).
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  • HUD RAP Newsletters
    HUD RAP (Relocation & Acquisition Policies) is the Official Policy newsletter of HUD's Relocation and Real Estate Division. The newsletter primarily provides official HUD policy and guidance on relocation and acquisition issues in accordance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (Uniform Act or URA); Section 104(d) of the Housing and Community Development Act, in addition to other HUD program requirements. Each newsletter answers one or more specific policy questions.
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  • Relocation Assistance: A Homeless Prevention Tool
    The Department has a responsibility to ensure that its programs do not lead to temporary or chronic homelessness due to lax application or enforcement of the provisions of the URA.
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  • URA Exemption
    The American Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI) was signed into law on December 16, 2003 under the American Dream Downpayment Act ( Public Law 108-186). Section 102 of Public Law 108-186, provides that ADDI is not subject to the requirements of the URA.
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