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Housing and Urban Development

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FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN

DEVELOPMENT

SUBCHAPTER A-SLUM CLEARANCE AND URBAN RENEWAL

Part 500 511

Renewal assistance.
Neighborhood Development Program Project Selection System.

SUBCHAPTER B-OPEN-SPACE LAND

540 541

Open-space land.
Open-space Land Program Project Selection System.

SUBCHAPTER COMMUNITY FACILITIES

551 555 556

Neighborhood Facilities Program Project Selection System.
Grants for basic public water and sewer facilities.
Evaluation of preliminary applications for basic water and sewer facilities

grants.
Public Facility Loans Program Project Selection System.
Community development block grants.
Model Cities Transition Policies.

561 570 580

SUBCHAPTER A-SLUM CLEARANCE AND URBAN RENEWAL

PART 500-RENEWAL ASSISTANCE Subpart A—Urban Renowal Projects and Neigh

borhood Development Programs, Code Enforcement Programs, Demolition Programs, Rehabilitation Grants, Interim Assistance Grants, and

Community Renewal Programs Sec. 600.1 Definitions. 500.2 General policies and procedures. 500.3 Urban renewal projects and neighbor

hood development programs. 500.4 Code enforcement programs. 500.5 Demolition programs. 500.6 Rehabilitation grants. 600.7 Interim assistance grants. 500.8 Community renewal programs. 500.9 Applications; information.

AUTHORITY: Sec. 7(d), 79 Stat. 670; 12 U.S.C.3535(d).

SOURCE: 36 FR 24706, Dec. 22, 1971, unless otherwise noted. Subpart A-Urban Renewal Projects

and Neighborhood Development Programs, Code Enforcement Programs, Demolition Programs, Rehabilitation Grants, Interim Assistance Grants, and Community

Renewal Programs & 500.1 Definitions. a

(a) Title I of the Housing Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 414, 42 U.S.C. 1450) authorizes

13 FR 8011, Mar. 27, 1973.

the Secretary of Housing and Urban De eral assistance to an urban renewal projvelopment to finance che undertaking of ect or a neighborhood development prolocal programs designed for the elimina gram. a community must adopt, and have tion and prevention of slums and blight, certified by the Secretary of Housing and including slum clearance and urban re Urban Development, a workable program newal, rehabilitation, code enforcement, for community improvement designed to and demolition.

eliminate blight and prevent its recur(b) The terms used herein shall have rence. In addition, a local public agency the meanings attributed to them in sec must make a showing that there is a tion 110 of the Housing Act of 1949, as feasible method for the temporary reloamended, 42 U.S.C. 1460.

cation of the individuals and families $ 500.2 General policies and procedures.

displaced from the urban renewal areas

to be treated and must assure the SecTitle I of the Housing Act of 1949, as retary that there are, or are being proamended, authorizes the Secretary of vided, sufficient units of decent, safe, and Housing and Urban Development to pro sanitary relocation housing in comparavide localities with Federal technical and ble areas at reasonable rents. The polifinancial assistance through a number of cies and procedures applicable to urban programs designed for the elimination renewal projects are set forth in the and prevention of slums and blight and Urban. Renewal Handbook (RHA 7200 the removal of factors that create slums through RHA 7228) and those applicable and blighting conditions. Applications to neighborhood development programs for grants, loans, and advances should

in the Neighborhood Development Probe filed with the Regional or Area Ofice

gram Handbook, RHA 7380 through RHA which serves the locality seeking assist 7389. ance. The Regional and Area Offices of (d) An urban renewal project or a the Department of Housing and Urban

neighborhood development program asDevelopment provide forms for making

sisted under title I may include, in acapplication for Federal aid, furnish in cordance with the urban renewal plan formation and assistance, receive com

for the area, acquisition of land, site pleted applications, and notify recipients

clearance, installation of streets, utiliof the approval of such applications.

ties, parks, playgrounds, and other im$ 500.3 Urban renewal projects and provements, restoration and relocation neighborhood development pro

of structures of historic or architectural grams.

value, carrying out plans for programs (a) The renewal and revitalization of of code enforcement, voluntary repair urban areas can be accomplished through

and rehabilitation of buildings or other the use of two different methods, urban

improvements, and disposition of acrenewal projects or neighborhood devel

quired land. opment programs.

(e) The Secretary is authorized to (b) Urban renewal projects are carried

make relocation grants to local public out in individual blighted areas. Neigh

agencies to reimburse them for payborhood development programs deal with

ments to individuals, families, and busione or more urban renewal areas which

nesses for their reasonable and necesare to be treated simultaneously. Urban

sary moving expenses, for any direct loss renewal projects are planned and funded

of property resulting from their disas one unit; neighborhood development

placement from an urban renewal area, programs are to be funded in annual

and for related payments. The regulaincrements with the Government having

tions governing such payments may be the right to terminate at the end of any

found at $ 500.100 et seq. year.

(f) The Secretary is authorized to (c) Urban renewal projects and neigh

make an advance of funds to a local pubborhood development programs

lic agency (1) for survey and planning planned and executed by local public

work for a project, (2) to determine the agencies which, depending on State law, feasibility of the undertaking of a projmay be separate urban renewal agencies, ect or program, and (3) for a General local housing authorities, or departments Neighborhood Renewal Plan outlining of local governments. To qualify for Fed the urban renewal activities proposed in

are

an area which is of such size that the activities may have to be initiated and carried out in stages.

(g) For an urban renewal project, the Secretary is authorized to make one or more temporary loans to be used by the local public agency as working capital in acquiring real estate, clearing sites and preparing the project area for redevelopment, conservation and/or rehabilitation. For a neighborhood development program, the Secretary is authorized to make temporary loans for use by the local public agency for such program activities as are to be carried out during an annual increment of the program.

(h) The Secretary is authorized to make one or more definitive loans to the local public agency, for a period not exceeding 40 years, when project land is leased rather than sold to a redeveloper. A definitive loan must be amortized from the rental income derived from the land.

(1) The Secretary is authorized to make one or more capital grants to & local public agency not exceeding twothirds of the net project or program cost except that a capital grant may be made not exceeding three-fourths of the net project or program cost (1) where the project is located in a municipality with & population of 50,000 or less, or (2) where the project is situated in an oficially designated redevelopment area. A three-fourths grant is also available for an urban renewal project (but not one that is included in a neighborhood development program) where the net project cost excludes the costs of survey, planning, administrative, legal, and certain other expenses. For a neighborhood development program, the capital grant is paid annually for the Government's share of expenses for the year.

(1) The local contribution toward the cost of the project or program may be made in the form of cash or noncash grants-in-aid, such as donations of land, demolition and removal work, project improvements, historic preservation ac. tivities, certain expenditures by colleges, universities and hospitals, or pubiic facilities that benefit the project.

(k) Application for financial assistance for an urban renewal project may be made by local public agencies on Form HUD-6100, Survey and Planning

Application, and Form HUD-612, Appl. cation for Loan and Grant. A neighborhood development program application may be made on Form HUD-6270, Appllcation for a Neighborhood Development Program. 8 500.4

Code enforcement programs. The Secretary is authorized to make & grant of not exceeding two-thirds (or three-fourths in the case of a municipality having & population of 50,000 or less) of the cost of carrying out programs of concentrated code enforcement in deteriorated or deteriorating areas in which such enforcement, together with those public improvements to be provided by the locality, may be expected to arrest the decline of the area. Eligible code enforcement activities may include the provision and repair of necessary streets, curbs, sidewalks, street lighting, tree planting, and similar improvements within such areas. Prior to execution of a contract for a code enforcement grant, the municipality must have a workable program for community improvement currently in effect, must assure that any individuals or families displaced by the code enforcement activities are offered decent, safe, and sanitary housing within their means, and must provide relocation assistance and relocation payments on the same basis as in urban renewal project activities. The policies and procedures applicable to code enforcement programs are set forth in the Code Enforcement Grant Handbook, RHA 7250. Application for financial assistance for a code enforcement grant may be made by cities, other municipalities, and counties on Form HUD_6170, Application for Code Enforcement Grant, and Form HUD6170A, Application for Code Enforcement Grant-Area Data, $ 500.5

Demolition programs. The Secretary is authorized to make & grant of not exceeding two-thirds of the cost of demolishing structures which under State or local law have been determined to be structurally unsound, a harborage or potential harborage of rats, or unfit for human habitation. If the structures to be demolished are not in an urban renewal area; (a) the locality involved must have a currently certified

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