The overall purpose of the study was to investigate the mobility and adjustment of tenants who had been relocated by the Department and who had received a lump sum relocation payment, and to suggest the extent to which the lump sum disbursement procedure is cost-effective and is consistent with the intent of 1970 Uniform Relocation Act. The study made several findings and conclusions. Relocation procedures under the 1970 Act did not appear to influence the length of residence in the original replacement housing, or a decision to move from it. Rental cost was not a significant influence on the decision of tenants to move from replacement housing. Rent levels at the time of the study were only moderately higher than at the time of relocation. The manner in which replacement housing payments (RHP) were made to tenants had no significant effect on either mobility or on how the RHP was used and, respondents indicated a preference for the lump sum procedure. The authors recommend that no change be made in the Departments' procedure for the lump sum disbursements of RHPs. The Department should continue to provide tenant displacees the option of receiving RHPs in either a lump sum or in equal annual installments. Lastly, consideration should be given to changing the current RHP limits for tennants only after the completion of a study involving the amount of RHPs being paid in other states.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Allen, G R
    • Perfater, M A
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VHTRC 78-R38
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM