CA Gov't Code Section 54237.5

Notwithstanding the requirement to provide repairs in subdivision (b) of Section 54237, the selling agency may, at its option, provide the present occupants with a replacement dwelling if all of the following conditions exist:


Providing a replacement dwelling is less expensive than providing the repairs required by subdivision (b) of Section 54237.


The replacement dwelling is determined to have all of the following characteristics:


Is decent, safe, and sanitary.


Is suitable to the occupancy needs of the household as provided under regulations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development issued pursuant to Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937.


Is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and consistent with requirements of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.


Is in an area not generally less desirable than the dwelling to be acquired in regard to public utilities and public and commercial facilities.


Is reasonably accessible to the displaced person’s place of employment.


Is in an equal or better neighborhood.


Is affordable, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 54236, to the displaced person.


The offer is made at an affordable price that is not less than the price paid by the agency for original acquisition of the unit now occupied by the displaced person or the replacement unit, whichever is less, and is not more than market value.


The replacement dwelling is a newly constructed or a vacant residential unit. No resident shall be displaced, as defined by Section 7260, for the purpose of creating a replacement unit.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 54237.5’s source at ca​.gov