(a)  Recipients shall follow the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition policies Act of 1970 (URA) (P.L. 91‑646) and HUD implementing regulations at 24 CFR Part 24 and 24 CFR Part 92.  The following definitions shall apply:

(1)           "HUD" means the Department.

(2)           "Federal agency" means the Department.

(3)           "State agency" means the recipient of HOME funds as defined in this Subchapter.

(b)  Recipients must ensure that is has taken all reasonable steps to minimize the displacement of persons (families, individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and farms) as a result of a HOME‑assisted project.

(c)  Recipients must follow the policies of 24 CFR Part 92. for temporary relocation.

(d)  Recipients may provide relocation payments and assistance for individuals, families, businesses, nonprofit organizations and farms displaced by an activity that is not subject to the Uniform Act.  Recipients also may provide relocation payments and other assistance at levels above those established under the Uniform Act.  All such relocation assistance not required by the Uniform Act must be determined by the recipient to be appropriate to its HOME program.  The recipient shall adopt a written policy available to the pubic that describes the optional relocation assistance that it has elected to furnish and provides for equal relocation assistance within each class of displaced persons.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑10; 143B‑431; 24 C.F.R. Part 92;

Eff. November 2, 1992.