Regulatory - Uniform Relocation Assistance

Per HUD, activities and projects assisted by CDBG-DR are subject to the Uniform Relocation Assistance (URA), a federal law which provides important protections and assistance for people affected by the acquisition, rehabilitation, or demolition of real property for federally funded projects.

The URA was enacted by Congress to ensure 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.

Activities and projects assisted by CDBG-DR are subject to the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.) ("URA'') and section 104(d) of the HCD Act (42 U.S.C. 5304(d)) (Section 104(d)). The implementing regulations for the URA are at 49 CFR part 24. The regulations for Section 104(d) are at 24 CFR part 42, subpart C.

For additional URA information and resources visit: 

If you have questions concerning HUD guidance and information contained in these training resources, please contact your local HUD Regional Relocation Specialist for assistance.

2016 Floods

For the purpose of promoting the availability of decent, safe, and sanitary housing in response to the 2016 Floods, HUD has waived the following URA and Section 104(d) requirements for subrecipients:

  • One-for-one replacement.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Arm's length voluntary purchase.
  • Rental assistance to a displaced person.
  • Tenant-based rental assistance.
  • Moving expenses.
  • Optional relocation policies.

2015 Floods

2015 subrecipients must comply with the acquisition and relocation requirements of the URA, as amended, and implement regulations at 49 CFR part 24, except where waivers or alternative requirements are provided for in the Federal Register notice.