Acquisition and Relocation Incentive Payment Programs

Report
Presenters:
• Mike Jones
• John Turpin
• Marshall Wainright
IRWA Federal Agency Update
Washington Hilton
March 21, 2012
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Today’s Topics
 Highlights of the Office of Real Estate
Services Research Activities
 Proposed Uniform Act Changes in
 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st
Century (MAP 21)
 American Energy and Infrastructure
Jobs Act of 2012 (H.R. 7)
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Real Estate Services Research Activities
 Voluntary Acquisition
 Acquisition & Relocation Incentive
Payments
 Railroad Mitigation Strategies
 Reverse Mortgages
 Business Relocation Retrospective
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Voluntary Acquisitions under the Uniform
Relocation Assistance and Real Property
Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 - Identification of
Implementation Challenges
Background for the Research
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Voluntary Acquisitions Research Project
Research Objectives:
1) Develop and provide information on the use,
implementation, best practices, and
challenges associated with the voluntary
acquisition requirements, and
2) Clarify the appropriate application of the
Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real
Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970
(URA’s) voluntary acquisition requirements.
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Voluntary Acquisitions Research Project
Stakeholders
FAA – Federal Aviation
FTA – Federal Transit
HUD – Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
USACE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
NPS - National Park Service
2 State DOTs – Texas and Oregon
2 Local Government Agencies – City of Portland (OR)
Housing Bureau and City of Los Angeles Housing
Department
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Voluntary Acquisitions Research Project
Scope of the Research Project
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Voluntary Acquisitions Research Project
The Results
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Acquisition and Relocation Incentive Payment
Programs – (Research Objectives)
1) Identifying best practices associated with the
implementation of incentive payments, based on
information gathered from DOTs that have
implemented incentive payment processes;
2) Identifying issues/concerns that are restricting or
precluding the implementation of incentive payments
processes in some DOTs;
3) Developing tools that will encourage more State
DOTs to request FHWA approval to implement
incentive payments.
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Acquisition and Relocation Incentive Payment
Programs –
Regulatory Authority :
23 CFR 710.203(b)(2)(ii)
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Incentive Payments Research Project
State DOT Stakeholders
Texas
New Jersey
South Carolina
Florida
Arkansas
Connecticut
Nevada
Utah
Mississippi
Wisconsin
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Incentive Payments Research Project
Relocation Incentive Payment Programs
Texas
Mississippi
Connecticut
Wisconsin
Acquisition Incentive Payment Programs
Wisconsin
Florida
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Incentive Payments Research Project
Planned Incentive Payment Program
New Jersey
No Incentive Payment Program in Place
Utah
South Carolina
Arkansas
Nevada
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Incentive Payments Research Project
Scope of the Research Project
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Incentive Payments Research Project
The Results
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Real Estate Services Research Activities
 Voluntary Acquisition
 Acquisition & Relocation Incentive
Payments
 Railroad Mitigation Strategies
 Reverse Mortgages
 Business Relocation Retrospective
Business Relocation Retrospective
Study Findings & Recommendations
State
Delaware
Georgia
Indiana
Maryland
Minnesota
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Total
# of Files
Reviewed
6
44
36
15
39
32
31
41
244
# of Interviews
1
19
25
13
19
25
21
25
148
Business Relocation Retrospective
Study Findings & Recommendations
 Increase the maximum
reestablishment expense payment
 Increase the amount of the fixed
payment for nonresidential moves
 Improve advisory services provided
to business owners/operators
 Simplify the relocation process
Business Relocation Retrospective
Study Findings & Recommendations
 Increase the maximum
reestablishment expense payment
 Increase the amount of the fixed
payment for nonresidential moves
 Improve advisory services provided
to business owners/operators
 Simplify the relocation process
Business Relocation Retrospective
Study Findings & Recommendations
 Increase the maximum
reestablishment expense payment
 Increase the amount of the fixed
payment for nonresidential moves
 Improve advisory services provided
to business owners/operators
 Simplify the relocation process
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Today’s Topics
 Highlights of the Office of Real Estate
Services Research Activities
 Proposed Uniform Act Changes in
 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st
Century (MAP 21)
 American Energy and Infrastructure
Jobs Act of 2012 (H.R. 7)
URA Regulation Timeline
Rule Updated -- 2005
Symposium -- 2001
Amended -- 1999
Amended -- 1993
Unified Rule -- 1989
Federal Agencies
issued their
own rule
Interim Rule -- 1985
Law Signed -- 1971
The Uniform Relocation Assistance
and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970
Pub. L. 91-646
Federal Highway Administration
Update
General Proposed Uniform Act Changes
Increased Statutory Limits
Modify Homeowner’s Occupancy
Requirements
Enhanced Reporting Requirement
Enhanced Uniform Act Services
Resources
Business Relocation Retrospective
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/realestate/business_reloca
tion_assistance/index.htm
MAP 21
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgibin/bdquery/z?d112:s.01813
H.R. 7
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:h.r.7
Resources
Negative Equity Waiver
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/realestate/tempwaiv10.htm
 Turbo Relocation
http://www.aashtoware.org/Pages/TurboRelocation.
aspx
Federal Highway Administration
Update
Questions or Comments?
IRWA Federal Agency Update
Contact Information
Mike Jones
FHWA HEPR-10
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
202-493-0350
[email protected]
John Turpin
FHWA HEPR-10
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
202-366-5853
[email protected]
Marshall Wainright
FHWA HEPR-10
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
202-366-4842
[email protected]

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