RAD Blog Post featured in Rooflines, The Shelterforce Blog
Read the Blog Post to learn about how RAD is working to help fix public housing
RAD Case Study: Montgomery County, MD
Conversion in a High-Cost Area
RAD Case Study: Haverhill, MA
A Second Component Preservation Project
RAD Case Study: Cambridge, MA
Combining RAD and Moving to Work
RAD Case Study: Broward Co, FL
Effective Resident Engagement is Key to Success
The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) allows proven financing tools to be applied to at-risk public and assisted housing and has two components:
1st Component - Allows Public Housing and Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) properties to convert, under a competition limited to 60,000 units, to long-term Section 8 rental assistance contracts; and
2nd Component - Allows Rent Supplement (Rent Supp), Rental Assistance Payment (RAP), and Mod Rehab properties to convert tenant-based vouchers issued upon contract expiration or termination to project-based assistance.
RAD is a central part of the Department's rental housing preservation strategy, which works to preserve the nation's stock of deeply affordable rental housing, promote efficiency within and among HUD programs, and build strong, stable communities.
Resources and Information for RAD Network Partners
December 11, 2014: RAD Case Studies - Find out how Public Housing Agencies and owners of HUD-assisted properties are utilizing RAD to preserve access to long-term affordable housing. Click on the slideshow links to learn more about innovative RAD conversions in Southern Nevada and Franklin, Virginia. All case studies released to date are available here. Come back next month to read more!
December 1, 2014: Read the November RAD Newsletter here! Click here for last month’s newsletter
November 25, 2014: Things that PHAs can do now – the Department issued a guide which offers advice to PHAs on activities they can undertake that will expedite their conversion in the event the cap is lifted. Click here to read the guide.
November 20, 2014: List of Unit Reservations. This document lists all reservations made under the 1st Component through October 31, 2014. The list includes CHAP awards, multiphase reservations, and portfolio reservation.
November 20, 2014: 1st Component Waiting List. This document contains the waiting list for all PHAs, based on date of application, for the 1st Component. If projects below the 60,000 unit cap are withdrawn or have CHAP awards revoked, the Department will draw projects from the waiting list up to 60,000 units in order of the waiting list.
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Want More Information
Notice on Relocation Requirements Under the RAD Program, Public Housing in the First Component
New Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) PBV and PBRA Riders to HAP. See the Component 1 Contracts section of the Application and Closing Materials web page.