Programs of HUD: Major Mortgage, Grant, Assistance, and Regulatory Programs 2018, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Programs of HUD: Major Mortgage, Grant, Assistance, and Regulatory Programs 2018
Federal Surplus Property for Use to Assist Persons Experiencing Homelessness (Title V)
Enables states, local governments, and nonprofit organizations to use suitable and available federal properties, which are categorized as unutilized, underutilized, excess, or surplus, to assist
persons experiencing homelessness.
Nature of Program: HUD collects information from federal landholding agencies about their
unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus properties and determines which are suitable for
use to assist persons experiencing homelessness. HUD reviews property information that the
landholding agency submits to HUD. HUD posts the suitability determination in a weekly
Suitability Determination Listing on the HUD Exchange. If a property is listed on the Suitability
Determination Listing as suitable and available, eligible applicants have 30 days from the date
the suitability determination was posted to notify the Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) of its interest in a property, because HHS is the federal entity responsible for the
conveyance process for the Title V program. If a property is listed on the Suitability
Determination Listing as unsuitable, a homeless service provider has 20 days from the date the
suitability determination is posted to submit an appeal request to HUD.
Legal Authority: Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987
(42 U.S.C. 11411-11412).
Regulations are at 24 CFR part 581.
Applicant Eligibility: States, local governments, and nonprofit organizations.
Information Sources: Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, local
HUD field offices, GSA, and HHS. Further information on a specific property is available from
the landholding agency. For the name and contact at these agencies, send inquiries to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call HUD's toll-free number at (800) 927-7588.