RELOCATION HOUSING ASSISTANCE

EXAMPLES ARE GIVEN OF RELOCATION HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE PROGRAM OF RELOCATION PAYMENTS TO HOME- OWNERS & TENANTS DISPLACED BY HIGHWAYS PROVIDED FOR IN FED- ERAL-AID HIGHWAY ACT OF 1968. THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTA- TION HAS RECENTLY BROADENED THAT POLICY, DIRECTING UNITS OF DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE IN ADVANCE FOR FAIR REPLACEMENT HOUSING FOR FAMILIES DISPLACED BY FEDERAL AND FEDERALLY-ASSISTED CONSTRUCTION. HOMEOWNERS WHOSE PROPERTIES WERE TAKEN FOR HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY USED TO RECEIVE ONLY THE FAIR MARKET VALUE FOR THEIR HOMES. UNDER THE 1968 ACT, HOWEVER, THEY MAY NOW RECEIVE UP TO $5,000 IN ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS TO ACQUIRE COMPARABLE DECENT HOUSING. ADDITIONALLY, THEY MAY RECEIVE A SCHEDULED MOVING EXPENSE ALLOWANCE OF UP TO $200 AND A DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE OF $100, OR THEY MAY RECEIVE THEIR ACTUAL MOVING EXPENSES. EACH STATE IS ALSO REQUIRED TO PROVIDE RELOCATION ADVISORY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS TO HELP MEET THE NEEDS OF THOSE DISPLACED. WHEREVER POSSIBLE, THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION AND THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS TRY TO IMPROVE THE STANDARDS OF LIVING FOR POOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO BE RELOCATED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fhwa-413, 3 PP
  • Publication Date: 1970-2-22

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  • Accession Number: 00200874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 4 1970 12:00AM