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How do homeless service providers receive information about Title V properties?

Homeless service providers should view the most current Suitability Determination Listing posted on the HUD Exchange. If you see a property that is suitable and available and need more details, please contact the landholding agency. For a complete list of each landholding agency contact, please access the Landholding Agencies Contact Information. If you would like to submit an application, please contact and submit your inquiry to The Department of Health and Human...
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What are HUD’s roles and responsibilities for administering the Title V program?

HUD has three primary roles in administering the Title V program:

  1. Canvass federal landholding agencies regarding unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus federal real properties (including building, land, and fixtures);
  2. Make suitability determinations; and
  3. Publish the suitability determination on the HUD Exchange.
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How do organizations inform HHS of their interest in suitable and available properties?

Address letters of interest to:

Real Property Management Services
Program Support Center
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
5600 Fishers Lane, Suite 6W66
Rockville, MD 20852

Interested parties may also send letters of interest (PDF) to HHS at rpb@psc.hhs.gov.

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Where does HUD list suitability determinations?

HUD posts suitability determination listings for the Title V – Federal Surplus Property for Use to Assist the Homeless on the HUD Exchange. HUD no longer publish the properties that HUD reviewed for suitability in the Federal Register.

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What is the difference between a comprehensive suitability determination listing and a supplemental suitability determination listing?

On a quarterly basis (January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1), HUD canvasses landholding agencies to collect information about property classified as unutilized, underutilized, excess, or surplus. Each canvass collects information on newly reported properties and properties previously reported where there are changes in the information that landholding agencies originally reported. Quarter 1 (January 1) and Quarter 3 (July 1) are comprehensive canvassing. The...
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If our federal landholding agency has a property that does not fit the definition of property at 24 CFR 581.1, do we need to submit it to HUD for a suitability determination?

If the property is not a building, land, or a combination of building and land, please forward pictures of the property to title5@hud.gov. HUD will review and follow up with you on how to proceed.

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Who is the federal landholding agency contact for HUD?

Destiny Drake West
Title V Lead
Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs
Office of Community Planning and Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street SW, Room 7262
Washington, DC 20140
Title5@hud.gov
Title V Toll-Free Number: 1 (800) 927-7588

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Are properties posted on the HUD Exchange as suitable and unavailable ever made available for conveyance through the Title V program?

Depends. If it is a newly reported property where the landholding agency notified HUD that there is currently some existing federal need, the property is suitable and unavailable. However, the agency must notify HUD when there is no federal need and HUD will repost the property as suitable and available. Homeless service providers will have 30 days from the date posted on the HUD Exchange to contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of their...
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Is there a holding period for properties posted on the HUD Exchange as suitable and unavailable?

No. There is no holding period for properties that are posted on the HUD Exchange as suitable and unavailable because the agency has notified HUD that there is still federal need for that property.

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What happens during the 30-day holding period for suitable and available properties?

During the 30-day holding period for suitable and available properties, the landholding agency cannot proceed with any disposal action for the property to allow homeless service providers the opportunity to submit a Notice of Intent to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS is the responsible federal entity that carries out the conveyance portion of the Title V program.

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What is the holding period for suitable and available properties?

Properties that are posted on the Suitability Determination Listing on the HUD Exchange as suitable and available have a 30-day holding period from the date posted.

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What happens after HUD makes its final decision regarding an appeal request?

If HUD upholds the unsuitability determination, HUD will: notify the homeless service provider and the landholding agency of its final decision; and   inform the landholding agency that it may proceed with any disposal action, if the initial 20-day holding period has expired. If HUD reverses the unsuitability determination, HUD will: notify the homeless service provider and the landholding agency of its determination;   post the new suitability (i.e.,...
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How often does HUD post suitability determination listings on the HUD Exchange?

Each Friday, HUD posts properties it reviewed for suitability for use to assist persons experiencing homelessness and identified by landholding agencies as unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus. HUD will post a No Property notification if it does not have any properties to list for that particular week.

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What is the holding period for unsuitable properties?

Properties that are published in the Federal Register as unsuitable have a 20-day holding period from the date of the Federal Register.

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What is an Annual Suitable Report?

The Annual Suitable Report is a listing of all suitable properties (i.e., suitable/available and suitable/unavailable) that are published in a calendar. This includes newly reported properties as well as previously reported properties (with and without changes). HUD is then required to publish that listing by February 15th of the preceding year.

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Our federal landholding agency has a property that must be removed off site; however, it may not be feasible to relocate. Should our agency make it available for off-site removal?

When determining whether a property is feasible to relocate, at a minimum the following questions should be taken into consideration: Is the property structurally sound to relocate? Is the structure type (e.g., concrete foundation) a permanent foundation that will hinder relocation? Will the property need to be dissembled? Are there national security concerns that will hinder the transferee from accessing and removing the property? If the answer is ‘Yes’ to any of...
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Once our federal landholding agency receives the quarterly canvassing letter from HUD, how long do we have to respond?

Agencies are required to respond back to HUD within 25 days from receipt of the HUD quarterly canvassing letter.

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Does our federal landholding agency have to wait until we receive the quarterly canvassing letter from HUD to submit a Title V checklist?

Agencies have the option to either wait until they receive the quarterly canvassing letter from HUD or send the Title V checklist to HUD in the interim of the quarterly canvassing. Whichever option the agency chooses, they will still need to formally reply to the quarterly canvassing letter.

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How does our federal landholding agency submit a Title V Property Survey (i.e., Title V checklist)?

After completing the Title V Property Survey (in conjunction with the assistance of the Title V User Guide), please submit the Title V checklist using one of the following methods: Email the Title V checklist to title5@hud.gov. Mail the Title V checklist to Juanita Perry, Title V Lead, 451 7th Street SW Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410. Please contact HUD at title5@hud.gov to request a copy of the Title V User...
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Can a federal landholding agency submit one Title V checklist for more than one property?

Depends. If the agency has more than one property that it wishes to include on one Title V checklist, the agency must ensure that each property has the same characteristics (i.e., address/location, status classification, and type of structure). If this is the case, the agency may submit one Title V checklist for more than one property. Please list each property on the Title V checklist or the agency can opt to attach a separate spreadsheet that lists each property with...
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Can a federal landholding agency modify the Title V checklist?

No, agencies cannot modify the Title V checklist. If the agency needs to include prudent information about the property that is not currently asked on the Title V checklist, please use the Title V User Guide to assist in including that information and/or contact Juanita Perry at title5@hud.gov for further guidance. Please contact HUD at title5@hud.gov to request a copy of the Title V User...
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What form do federal landholding agencies use to submit the information about the property for a suitability determination?

Landholding agencies are required to use the Federal Property Survey (i.e., Title V checklist). Agencies should complete the form in its entirety and are strongly encouraged to use the Title V User Guide to assist in completing the Title V checklist.

Please contact HUD at title5@hud.gov to request a copy of the Title V User Guide.

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How can a homeless service provider submit an appeal request?

A homeless service provider may use one of the following methods to submit an appeal request to HUD: Title5@hud.gov. Send an email to the Title V inbox and clearly describe the grounds for the appeal request and attach supporting documentation that can be used as evidence to support your claim. Title V toll-free number. Call 1 (800) 927-7588 and clearly provide your contact information and describe the grounds for the appeal request. HUD staff may instruct you to...
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What happens during the 20-day holding period for unsuitable properties?

During the 20-day holding period for unsuitable properties, the landholding agency cannot proceed with any disposal action for the property to allow homeless services providers the opportunity to submit an appeal request to HUD with supporting documentation to reverse the unsuitable suitability determination. Once HUD receives the appeal request, HUD will then immediately notify the landholding agency of the appeal and request that the agency submits information...
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Content current as of March 8, 2024.