Uniform Relocation Act
Tenant Processing - Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED) and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) allocated funding for buyout of over 100 homes affected by flood disasters and related sink hole occurrences in Dauphin, Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. The program includes Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (FEMA HMGP) and Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (HUD CDBG-DR) funding.
Beginning in January 2017, Capital Access was selected to assist more than fifty (50) tenant households to secure new apartments or homes and receive benefits in compliance with federal Uniform Relocation Act (URA) regulations.
We customized web-based systems for tracking and reporting tenant progress in a manner that was secure and provided State and County program managers real time access to monitor and share information on relocation household needs, production progress, forms and policies. We provided support at community town hall meetings and agency URA relocation process overview training. We updated and developed new policies, procedures, forms and protocols to ensure compliance with all applicable federal regulations while maintaining a service ethos centered on tenant needs to get the job done.
Capital Access coordinates the tenant URA processing activities in close cooperation with HUD, PA DCED, PEMA and their individual county and municipal sub-recipients and buyout program vendors. We provide on-the-ground Tenant Relocation Specialists supported by a team of subject-matter experts, property inspectors and remote processing staff whereby Capital Access delivers tenant relocation services in a manner that values customer service and regulatory compliance with equal accountability.
All tenant occupant relocations to date occurred with tenant cooperation ahead of the minimum time requirements.