U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Nov 29, 2020
(a) Lead-based paint. The following subparts of HUD's lead-based paint regulations at part 35, which implement the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act (42 U.S.C. 4822-4846) and the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 4851-4856), apply to the use of assistance under this part:
(1) Subpart A, “Disclosure of Known Lead-Based Paint Hazards Upon Sale or Lease of Residential Property”;
(2) Subpart B, “General Lead-Based Paint Requirements and Definitions for All Programs”;
(3) Subpart H, “Project-Based Rental Assistance”;
(4) Subpart J, “Rehabilitation”;
(5) Subpart K, “Acquisition, Leasing, Support Services, or Operation”;
(6) Subpart M, “Tenant-Based Rental Assistance”; and
(7) Subpart R, “Methods and Standards for Lead-Based Paint Hazard Evaluation and Hazard Reduction Activities”.
(c) Displacement and relocation. The following relocation and real property acquisition policies are applicable to programs developed or operated under the Act and this part:
(1) Real property acquisition requirements. The acquisition of real property for an assisted activity is subject to 49 CFR part 24, subpart B.
(2) Minimize displacement. Consistent with the other goals and objectives of the Act and this part, the DHHL shall assure that it has taken all reasonable steps to minimize the displacement of persons (households, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and farms) as a result of a project assisted under the Act and this part.
(3) Relocation assistance for displaced persons. A displaced person (defined in paragraph (d)(7) of this section) must be provided relocation assistance at the levels described in, and in accordance with the requirements of, the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended (URA) (42 U.S.C. 4601-4655) and implementing regulations at 49 CFR part 24.
(4) Appeals to the DHHL. A person who disagrees with the DHHL's determination concerning whether the person qualifies as a “displaced person,” or the amount of relocation assistance for which the person is eligible, may file a written appeal of that determination with the DHHL.
(5) Responsibility of DHHL. (i) The DHHL shall certify that it will comply with the URA, the regulations at 49 CFR part 24, and the requirements of this section. The DHHL shall ensure such compliance notwithstanding any third party's contractual obligation to the DHHL to comply with the provisions in this section.
(ii) The cost of required relocation assistance is an eligible project cost in the same manner and to the same extent as other project costs. However, such assistance may also be paid for with funds available to the DHHL from any other source.
(iii) The DHHL shall maintain records in sufficient detail to demonstrate compliance with this section.
(6) Definition of displaced person. (i) For purposes of this section, the term “displaced person” means any person (household, business, nonprofit organization, or farm) that moves from real property, or moves his or her personal property from real property, permanently, as a direct result of rehabilitation, demolition, or acquisition for a project assisted under the Act. The term “displaced person” includes, but is not limited to:
(A) A tenant-occupant of a dwelling unit who moves from the building/complex permanently after the submission to HUD of a housing plan that is later approved;
(B) Any person, including a person who moves before the date described in paragraph (d)(7)(i)(A) of this section, that the DHHL determines was displaced as a direct result of acquisition, rehabilitation, or demolition for the assisted project;
(C) A tenant-occupant of a dwelling unit who moves from the building/complex permanently after execution of the agreement between the DHHL and HUD, if the move occurs before the tenant is provided written notice offering him or her the opportunity to lease and occupy a suitable, decent, safe and sanitary dwelling in the same building/complex, under reasonable terms and conditions, upon completion of the project. Such reasonable terms and conditions include a monthly rent and estimated average monthly utility costs that do not exceed the greater of:
(1) The tenant-occupant's monthly rent and estimated average monthly utility costs before the agreement; or
(2) 30 percent of gross household income.
(D) A tenant-occupant of a dwelling who is required to relocate temporarily, but does not return to the building/complex, if either:
(1) The tenant-occupant is not offered payment for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the temporary relocation, including the cost of moving to and from the temporarily occupied unit, any increased housing costs and incidental expenses; or
(2) Other conditions of the temporary relocation are not reasonable.
(E) A tenant-occupant of a dwelling who moves from the building/complex after he or she has been required to move to another dwelling unit in the same building/complex in order to carry out the project, if either:
(1) The tenant-occupant is not offered reimbursement for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the move; or
(2) Other conditions of the move are not reasonable.
(ii) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this section, a person does not qualify as a “displaced person” (and is not eligible for relocation assistance under the URA or this section), if:
(A) The person moved into the property after the submission of the housing plan to HUD, but before signing a lease or commencing occupancy, was provided written notice of the project, its possible impact on the person (e.g., the person may be displaced, temporarily relocated or suffer a rent increase) and the fact that the person would not qualify as a “displaced person” or for any assistance provided under this section as a result of the project;
(B) The person is ineligible under 49 CFR 24.2(g)(2); or
(C) The DHHL determines the person is not displaced as a direct result of acquisition, rehabilitation, or demolition for an assisted project. To exclude a person on this basis, HUD must concur in that determination.
(iii) The DHHL may at any time ask HUD to determine whether a specific displacement is or would be covered under this section.
(7) Definition of initiation of negotiations. For purposes of determining the formula for computing the replacement housing assistance to be provided to a person displaced as a direct result of rehabilitation or demolition of the real property, the term “initiation of negotiations” means the execution of the agreement covering the rehabilitation or demolition (See 49 CFR part 24).
(d) Audits. The DHHL must comply with the requirements of the Single Audit Act and 2 CFR part 200, subpart F, with the audit report providing a schedule of expenditures for each grant. A copy of each audit must be submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.