24 CFR 280.25 - Other Federal requirements.
In addition to the requirements set forth in 24 CFR part 5, the following additional Federal requirements apply to this program:
(a) Nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.
(2) Racial and ethnic data collection requirements. Recipients must maintain current data on the race and ethnicity of program beneficiaries.
(b) Displacement and relocation assistance.
(1) The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 4601) as amended by the Uniform Relocation Act Amendments of 1987, title IV of the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100-17, approved April 2, 1987) (URA) and government-wide implementing regulations at 49 CFR part 24 set forth relocation assistance requirements that apply to the displacement of any person (family, individual, business, nonprofit organization or farm) as a direct result of acquisition, rehabilitation or demolition for a program assisted under this part.
(2) A displacement from the real property is covered by the URA if it occurs on or after the date that an application is submitted under this part and the application is later approved and funded, unless:
(i) The person has been evicted for cause based upon a serious or repeated violation of the material terms of the lease or occupancy agreement and HUD determines that the eviction was not undertaken for the purpose of evading the obligation to provide relocation assistance;
(ii) The person moved into the real property after the application was submitted, but received prior written notice of the expected displacement;
(iii) The person is an owner-occupant and has been informed that the real property will not be acquired for the program under the threat of eminent domain; or
(iv) The applicant (recipient) determines that the displacement did not occur as a direct result of the acquisition, rehabilitation, or demolition for the program, and HUD concurs in that determination.
(3) If a person is displaced from the real property before the submission of the application, and either HUD or the applicant (recipient) determines that the displacement was a direct result of the acquisition, rehabilitation, or demolition, the person shall be eligible for relocation assistance as a displaced person.
(4) The applicant (recipient) may, at any time, request a HUD determination whether a displacement will be covered by the URA and the implementing regulations.
(5) A displaced person's eligibility for relocation assistance is subject to the requirements in 49 CFR part 24.
(c) Flood insurance purchase requirements. Grants will not be provided to programs involving the acquisition or rehabilitation of a building located in an area that has been identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a special flood hazard area, unless: (1) the community in which the area is situated is participating in the National Flood Insurance Program in accordance with the regulations under that program (44 CFR parts 59 through 79); or (2) less than a year has passed since FEMA notification regarding such hazards. A recipient may not make a loan under this part involving buildings located in these areas unless flood insurance on the structure is obtained by the purchaser in compliance with section 102(a) of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.).
(d) Applicability of OMB Circulars. The policies, guidelines, and requirements of OMB Circular Nos. A-110 and A-122 apply to the acceptance and use of assistance by nonprofit organizations.
(e) Lead-based paint. The Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act (42 U.S.C. 4821-4846), the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 4851-4856), and implementing regulations at part 35, subparts A, B, K, and R, of this title apply to the program.
(f) Conflicts of interest. No person (1) who is an employee, agent, consultant, officer, or elected or appointed official of the recipient that receives assistance under the program and who exercises or has exercised any functions or responsibilities with respect to activities under the program or
(2) Who is in a position to participate in a decisionmaking process of gain inside information with regard to such activities, may obtain a personal or financial interest of benefit from the activity, or have an interest in any contract, subcontract, or agreement with respect thereto, or the proceeds thereunder, either for him or herself or for those with whom he or she has family or business ties, during his or her tenure or for one year thereafter. The provisions of paragraph (e)(1) of this section do not prohibit a non-managerial and nonsupervisory employee who is otherwise eligible, from purchasing a home under this part.
(g) Audit. Recipients are subject to the audit requirements of OMB Circular A-133 (as set forth in 24 CFR part 45). HUD may perform or require further and additional audits as it finds necessary or appropriate.
(h) Coastal Barriers Resources Act. The Coastal Barriers Resources Act of 1982 (16 U.S.C. 3601) applies to the program.
(i) Davis-Bacon Act. The prevailing wage rate determinations under the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276a-276a-5) do not apply to the program.