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HUD RAP Newsletter

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. To view a particular newsletter, click on its corresponding volume and number.

Vol. 5, No.1: May, 2014
The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (URA) and the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) – Relocation FAQs.

Vol. 4, No.1: November,2009
The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (URA) and Homebuyer Assistance Programs.

Vol. 3, No.2: September, 2007
The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (URA) and HOME program issues.

Vol. 3, No. 1: April, 2007
Under 24 CFR 42.350(e)(2) replacement housing payments under section 104(d) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 can be made to enable a person to purchase an interest in a housing cooperative or mutual housing association. What kinds of housing developments are these and how do I identify them?

Vol. 2, No. 2: August, 2006
Can public housing utility allowance schedules be used to estimate utility costs in connection with replacement housing payment calculations under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970, as amended ("Uniform Act" or "URA")?

Vol. 2, No. 1: February, 2006
Are the regulatory requirements for the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970, as amended ("Uniform Act" or "URA"), as implemented at 49 CFR part 24 subpart B applicable to the acquisition of temporary easements?

Vol. 1, No. 2: November, 2005
What do acquiring agencies need to know about valuation of real property for a "voluntary acquisition" under 49 CFR 24.101(b)(1)-(5) of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (URA)?

Vol. 1, No. 1 : April, 2005 (RESCINDED/ For updated policy guidance see Handbook 1378 - Chapter 5, CHG 8 dated 03/07)
When is an appraisal not required for an acquisition subject to the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (URA)? When is a "waiver valuation" not appropriate? How does an agency request HUD approval to exceed the $10,000 waiver valuation threshold?