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Real Estate Acquisition and Relocation

On this site you will find useful information and resources to implement HUD funded programs and projects in accordance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Uniform Act) and other HUD requirements such as Section 104(d) of the Housing and Community Development Act.

The Uniform Act provides important protections and assistance for people affected by the acquisition, rehabilitation, or demolition of real property for Federal or federally funded projects. This law was enacted by Congress to ensure that people whose real property is acquired, or who move as a direct result of projects receiving Federal funds, are treated fairly and equitably and receive assistance in moving from the property they occupy.

HUD works closely with the U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration, the designated Federal Lead Agency for the Uniform Act. Additional information concerning the Uniform Act is also available on the FHWA web site.

MAP-21 Update

NOTE: On October 1, 2014, Section 1521 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) provisions changed payment limits and replacement housing payment eligibility criteria in the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (URA). For residential relocation, please make note that the rental assistance payment increased from $5250 to $7200 and the replacement housing payment increased from $22,500 to $31,000. The length of occupancy requirement to receive a replacement housing payment for homeowner occupants was reduced from 180 days to 90 days. The Mortgage Interest Differential Payment (MIDP) requirement for 180-months did not change. For nonresidential relocation, the maximum reestablishment expense payment increased from $10,000 to $25,000 and the maximum fixed moving payment increased from $20,000 to $40,000.