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Combining RAD and Moving to Work in Cambridge, MA
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A Small PHA Leverages Private Financing in Ilion, NY
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Financing Substantial Rehabilitation in Lexington, NC
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Effective Resident Engagement is Key to Success in Broward Co, FL
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1st Component Application and CHAP Awards Update
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What is RAD?
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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.

Program Information

Find in-depth program information, including related HUD notices, current program status, and FAQs


Find information on RAD specifically for residents, including a series of toolkits on important RAD topics


Planning Tools

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Application & Closing Materials

Find application materials, conversion request and closing information


RAD Network Partners

Resources and Information for RAD Network Partners

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