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Policy and Guidance

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

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 6)
    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 CPD 2011-09/PIH-2011-51 – September 20, 2011
    Promoting Partnerships to Utilize Housing as a Platform for Improving Quality of Life.
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  • 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 Community Planning and Development Programs To Assist with Recovery and Relief for Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas.
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Federal Register Notice

  • FR-4878-N-02: Vol. 72, No.13 - Monday, January 22, 2007
    Final Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficiency Persons .
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  • 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-635-N-02: Vol. 77, No.241 - Friday, December 14, 2012
    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 Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (URA)
    A list of common questions and answers on implementing the URA final rule (49 CFR Part 24) 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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