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RAD meeting with residents of the Fresno Housing Authority

RAD is an initiative of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and many stakeholders that seek to preserve public, and other HUD-assisted housing, by providing owners and Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) with access to additional funding to make needed physical improvements to properties.

In a tightened budget environment, PHAs and owners have to make tough choices between repairing roofs and replacing plumbing – or worse, demolishing units altogether – because there simply isn’t enough money to go around. The public housing inventory currently has a capital needs backlog of $25.6 billion, and the nation continues to lose 10,000 to 15,000 units of affordable housing every year. RAD is one way in which HUD is exploring comprehensive strategies to preserve affordable housing.

RAD can work for properties funded through HUD’s Public Housing, Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab), Rental Supplement (Rent Supp) and Rental Assistance Payment (RAP) programs.


In order to assist residents with engaging their PHAs and owners, HUD is working on creating a series of resident toolkits. While the content of the toolkits are targeted to public housing residents, the toolkits can provide useful information and resources for all residents interested in learning more about RAD.


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