Glossary of CPD Terms - T

These are some terms that are specifically related to HUD's Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs or functions.

Requirements of the HOME Program relating to the income or other characteristics of households that may occupy HOME-assisted units.

Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
HUD assists low- and very low-income families in obtaining decent, safe, and sanitary housing in private accommodations by making up the difference between what they can afford and the approved rent for an adequate housing unit.

Total Development Cost
The sum of all costs for site acquisition, relocation, demolition, construction and equipment, interest, and carrying charges.

Transitional housing
means a project that has as its purpose facilitating the movement of homeless individuals and families to permanent housing within a reasonable amount of time (usually 24 months). Transitional housing includes housing primarily designed to serve deinstitutionalized homeless individuals and other homeless individuals with mental or physical disabilities and homeless families with children.

Transit level of service
means characteristics of transit service provided which indicate its quantity, geographic area of coverage, frequency and quality (comfort, travel, time, fare and image).

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