Multifamily Property Disposition


To manage and dispose of multifamily housing projects that are owned by the Secretary or that are subject to a mortgage held by the Secretary in a manner that is consistent with the National Housing Act; protect the financial interests of the Federal government, and will, in the least costly fashion among reasonable available alternatives: preserve certain housing so that it can remain available to and affordable by low-income persons; preserve and revitalize residential neighborhoods; maintain the existing housing stock in a decent, safe and sanitary condition; minimize the involuntary displacement of tenants; maintain housing for the purpose of providing rental housing, cooperative housing, and home ownership opportunities for low-income persons; supporting fair housing strategies; and dispose of such projects in a manner consistent with local housing market conditions.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 09/09/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
National Housing Act, Section 207(k) and (l); Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978, Section 203; Departments of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act of 1997, Public Law 104-204; Departments of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, Section 213, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act of 1998, Public Law 105-65; Departments of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, Section 206, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act of 1999, Public Law 105-276; Departments of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act of 2000, Public Law 106-74.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
These properties can be purchased by governmental entities, private individuals, corporations, or nonprofit organizations who have the requisite qualifications and agree to abide by the conditions set by HUD for the particular property sale.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The ultimate beneficiary of those properties sold for continued use as affordable housing are low-income individuals and families.
Interested parties must file HUD form 2530, "Previous Participation Clearance Application," and certify to HUD that any properties owned by the purchaser in the same geographical area of the property being purchased meet all applicable standards and housing codes. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. There is no application process. Foreclosure sales are conducted on an open, oral bid process, with sealed bids also being permitted. HUD-owned properties may be purchased without competition by governmental entities. HUD can sell some properties non-competitively to nonprofits. All other HUD-owned properties are sold through a full and open competition, usually sealed bids, auctions, or a Request for Proposals. HUD maintains a mailing list of individuals and firms interested in buying these projects, and maintains a website which lists all properties currently available for sale.
Award Procedure
Properties sold at foreclosure are sold to the highest responsive and responsible bidder. HUD-owned projects may be sold to governmental entities who agree to meet HUD's requirements. Certain HUD-owned projects can be sold to nonprofits who agree to meet HUD's requirements. HUD-owned properties can be sold to the highest responsive and responsible bidder, and some are sold to the proposer with the best experience and plan for the future operation of the property.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Contingent upon complexity of case.
Not Applicable.
Renewals of the Section 8 are subject to the rules of the particular program. There are no renewals of Up-Front Grants.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
This section only applies to multifamily housing projects owned by the Secretary or that are subject to a mortgage held by the Secretary for which a foreclosure sale is to be held. A property can be sold with its current project-based Section 8 contract assigned to the new owner so that contract and its requirements stay in place. A property can be sold with tenant-based Housing Choice Vouchers (14.871) being provided to eligible tenants, which give the tenants the ability to stay on-site in units that meet HUD standards, or move to another location. In both cases, the residents must meet the eligibility requirements of those programs, which are defined elsewhere. A HUD-owned property may be sold with an up-front grant to assist in paying for rehabilitation or rebuilding provided funds have been appropriated by Congress. To be eligible, in addition to the property being HUD-owned, it must have more than 50 percent of the units in the project occupied by very low- income residents at the time a disposition plan is approved by HUD, or HUD must determine it is essential, as affordable housing, to the revitalization of its community; it must be located in a housing market or submarket in which there is not sufficient habitable, affordable, rental housing, as defined in 24 CFR 290.3; it will generate, after rehabilitation or rebuilding, sufficient rental income in a competitive market to cover all operating expenses, meet after sale debt service requirements, fund required reserves and throw off positive cash flow; will provide affordable housing for at least 20 years, after the rehabilitation and/or rebuilding is completed; meets such other requirements, including deed restrictions, loan provisions, and monetary penalties for non-performance, as HUD may determine are appropriate on a case-by-case basis. The maximum that HUD will fund per project in an up-front grant or loan is 50 percent of total development cost (TDC), or $40,000 per affordable, finished unit, whichever amount is less (not to exceed the current number of residential units in the project).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No reports are required.
No audits are required for this program.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Yes. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Interested parties can contact the Multifamily Property Disposition Centers in the Atlanta and Fort Worth HUD Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Courtland H. Wilson, 451 7th Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: (202) 402-2542 Fax: (202) 401-5978.
Website Address .
Financial Information
Account Identification
86-4077-0-3-371; 86-4072-0-1-371.
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 09 $1,160,683; FY 10 est $0; and FY 11 est $27,454,246
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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