The relocation of Holland Gardens residents for the purpose of revitalization of the site is expected to begin in Summer 2022* at the earliest. The relocation of Holland Gardens residents will fall under the auspices of the “Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended” (Public Law 91-646) commonly referred to as “the URA”. The URA was created for the purpose of ensuring just and equitable compensation for persons displaced by government acquisition of land. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has established its own guidelines for the purposes of relocating Public Housing residents.
The JCHA began conducting URA information sessions as well as providing materials for residents about the URA in July of 2019 in order to ensure that residents are fully prepared for relocation, fully informed of their rights under the URA, and provided with ample time to ask questions regarding relocation and the URA prior to the official commencement of relocation.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has created several helpful resources and guides that can assist residents and community stakeholders in understanding the general provisions of the URA as well as resident rights and agency obligations under the URA.
49 CFR Part 24 is the government wide regulation that implements the URA
Prior to and during relocation, the JCHA will continue to provide specific resources and documents about the relocation of Holland Gardens residents. Additionally, an updated list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the URA and the relocation of Holland Gardens residents will be maintained throughout this process. Click here for Ongoing Relocation FAQ.
* This date was adjusted from the original estimate that stated relocation would begin in Fall 2021 at the earliest.