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Uniform Relocation Act – Acquisition, Relocation, and Demolition

Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) programs that include U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds are subject to the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act. These requirements pertain specifically to the Agency's Office of Community Development (OCD) programs that distribute Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds.

The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (URA), passed by Congress in 1970, is a federal law that establishes minimum standards for federally funded programs and projects that require the acquisition of real property (real estate) or displace persons from their homes, businesses, or farms. The Uniform Act's protections and assistance apply to the acquisition, rehabilitation, or demolition of real property for federal or federally funded projects.