In an effort to minimize the displacement of families and individuals from their homes and neighborhoods as a result of any HOME Investment Partnership Grant or Community Development Block Grant assisted programs, the City of Utica has developed and enacted a Residential Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan. This plan is developed in accordance with the Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition and Policies Act of 1970 (the “URA”) and 24 CFR 42.325 as well as any and all related statutes and regulations.
Additionally, in accordance with the URA and 24 CFR 42.390, the City of Utica has developed and enacted a formal appeal process for those applying for or receiving relocation assistance pursuant to projects under the direct oversight of the City of Utica or any of the City of Utica sub-recipients. Any aggrieved person may file a written appeal with the City of Utica’s Department of Urban and Economic Development if they believe that the City of Utica or its sub-recipients failed to properly consider the person’s application for assistance under the Residential Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan. Such assistance may include, but is not limited to, the person’s eligibility for, or the amount of, a payment required under 49 CFR 24.106 or 49 CFR 24.107.
Any question or concerns regarding the Residential Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan or the subsequent Appeal Process should be directed to the City of Utica Department of Urban and Economic Development.