24 CFR 290.13 - Negotiated sales.
When HUD conducts a negotiated sale involving the disposition of a project to a person or entity without a public offering, the following provisions apply:
(a) HUD may negotiate the sale of any project to an agency of the federal, State, or local government.
(b) When HUD determines that a purchaser can demonstrate the capacity to own and operate a project in accordance with standards set by HUD, and/or a competitive offering will not generate offers of equal merit from qualified purchasers, HUD may approve a negotiated sale of a subsidized project to:
(1) A resident organization wishing to convert the project to a nonprofit or limited equity cooperative;
(2) A cooperative (e.g., nonprofit limited equity, consumer cooperative, mutual housing organization) with demonstrated experience in the operation of nonprofit (and preferably low-income) housing;
(3) A nonprofit entity that will continue to operate the project as low-income housing and whose governing board is composed of project residents;
(4) A State or local governmental entity with the demonstrated capacity to acquire, manage, and maintain the project as housing available to and affordable by low-income residents;
(5) A State or local governmental or nonprofit entity with the demonstrated capacity to acquire, manage, and maintain the project as a shelter for the homeless or other public purpose, generally when the project is vacant or has minimal occupancy and is not needed in the area for continued use as rental housing for the elderly or families; or
(6) Other nonprofit organizations.