The workshop on eligibility for relocation assistance recommended light items for reference and consideration during the review of amendments to the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970. Eligibility for relocation assistance should be clarified to include involuntary displacement that results from federally funded activities directed toward the specific property occupied by displacee. Compensation for indirect displacement should only be considered for "consequential damages" in accordance with applicable laws and requlations in the community in which the subject property is located. Procedures set forth in the Environmental Protection Act should be clarified where necessary to assure that projects minimize displacement within the context of other factors. The area of residency requirements should be reviewed to correct potential inequities. Eligibility for relocation assistance and benefits should be triggered by the initiation of negotiations for federal funds. Congress should clarify the role of housing of last resort and the use of supplemental payments to provide such housing. Public agencies should be permitted but not required to make periodic disbursements of rental assistance payments rather than lump sum payments. Section 8 housing assistance should be in lieu of 4-year rental assistance payments whenever possible and available.

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