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(A) Adoption. The following “Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan” and the provisions within are adopted as policies of the city.
(1) The city utilizes the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in an attempt to improve the quality of life for lower income residents. This takes shape in a variety of projects and programs, from infrastructure improvements through down-payment assistance loans for first time home buyers.
(2) It is the intent of the city to minimize, and where possible, to eliminate hardship to anyone affected by these projects and programs. Several project types could potentially cause displacement; however, it is the specific policy of the city to avoid displacement if at all possible.
(3) In situations involving the acquisition of real property, all acquisition and permanent involuntary displacement activities are carried out in accordance with the Relocation Plan and the specific requirements of the source of funding. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) regulations must be followed by the city and are HUD’s implementation requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, being 42 U.S.C. §§ 4601 et seq. (as amended).
(B) Temporary involuntary displacement. In the event that temporary involuntary displacement should become unavoidable, the city or its agent, in conformance with the appropriate regulations, would arrange and absorb all activities and expenses associated with temporary relocation. Considerations given to selection of temporary housing include, but are not limited to, the proximity to the site from which the displacement occurred; availability of rental units; safety and sanitary conditions of the unit and proximity to amenities.
(C) Permanent involuntary displacement. In the event permanent relocation is necessary, the city or its agent, in conformance with the appropriate regulations, would arrange and absorb all activities and expenses associated with the relocation. Such expenses include storage, moving and housing. Considerations given to selection of housing include, but are not limited to, the proximity to the site from which the displacement occurred; comparability to the unit from which the displacement occurred; availability of units; safety and sanitary conditions of the unit; and proximity to amenities.
(D) Summary. The city’s policy is to avoid permanent involuntary displacement if at all possible. If unavoidable, it is the city’s obligation to ensure relocation is carried out according to the regulations and to ensure any inconveniences are minimized during the execution of the particular project.
(Prior Code, § 256.01) (Res. 64-2006, passed 4-24-2006)