Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

General News

RAD Collaborative Hosts Section 18 Blends Webinar – March 3

On March 3 at 2 p.m. ET the RAD Collaborative will host a virtual roundtable with Tom Davis and other Recap Office staff, joined by public housing practitioners who have used RAD-Section 18 Blends options to meet a range of portfolio capital needs. 

HUD

HUD Expands RAD Data Dashboard

HUD released an expanded Rental Assistance Demonstration data dashboard on the RAD Resource Desk.

NH&RA News

RAD and Its Current and Projected Consumption of LIHTCs

In a new CityScape article, Alex Schwartz of the New School and Kirk McClure of the University of Kansas explore how the RAD program can “consume” LIHTCs.

HUD

New Section Three Rule in RAD Public Housing Conversions Webinar – April 20

HUD will host a webinar at 3:30 pm ET on April 20 to provide an overview of the new Section 3 rule and its implementation in Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) conversions. In the fall, HUD updated the Section Three rule in order to focus on economic opportunity outcomes while simultaneously reducing regulatory burden, improving Section Three’s effectiveness, streamlining some processes that have not yielded significant benefits and encouraging HUD grantees to focus on sustained employment for low- and very low-income individuals.

HUD

RAD & Section 18 Blend Webinar to be Held Feb. 17

HUD and Enterprise Community Partners will host a webinar from 1-3 p.m. ET on February 17 on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) and Section 18 new blend options described in PIH Notice 2021-07. Register here.

HUD

Section 18 Update Offers New Section 18/RAD Blends & Other Flexibilities

On January 19, HUD published Notice PIH 2021-07 superseding and replacing its 2018 Section 18 notice regarding the demolition and/or disposition of public housing property, eligibility for tenant protection vouchers (TPV) and associated requirements.

HUD

$10 Billion Invested in RAD-Converted Public Housing

In just seven years since the first public housing property converted under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and their partners have cleared another major milestone—surpassing more than $10 billion for the improvement and replacement of converting public housing properties.

Massachusetts

MassHousing and the Boston Housing Authority Announce Financing for the Third Phase of the Redevelopment of the Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony in South Boston

MassHousing closed on a total of $78.8 million in financing to Beacon Communities LLC, to complete the third phase of the redevelopment of obsolete public housing at the Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony in South Boston.

HUD

HUD Published COVID-19, RAD and CARES Guidance

HUD published Notice Housing H-2020-09/PIH-2020-26 on providing supplemental COVID-19 guidance for PHAs and owners converting properties through RAD. The Notice describes the availability of Operating Fund Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds for public housing properties that have converted or that will convert in calendar year 2020 and that are still supported through public housing appropriations.

HUD

HUD Releases RAD/PBRA Policy Quick Reference Guide

HUD released an updated Policy Quick Reference Guide outlining significant multifamily operational requirements to assist owners following Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) assistance conversions to Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA). Information provided in this guide does not apply to conversions of assistance pursuant to RAD Section 8 Project Based Vouchers.

HUD

HUD Releases Post-Conversion Processing Guide

HUD has posted to the RAD Resource Desk a new “Post-Conversion Approval Processing Guide,” which provides information to Owners and PHAs on how to process post-closing issues that may arise after RAD conversion, some of which require HUD approval.

California

Research Finds Positive Outcomes for Residents in RAD Converted Properties

In a recent issue of Health Affairs focusing on investments in social determinants of health, a new study examined how renovations of a property in Queens, NY that converted through RAD may improve the health of public housing residents.

HUD released the full report, “Examining the Effects of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) on Children Living in Public Housing in Fresno, California,” which assessed outcomes and the well-being of children living in developments that have undergone rehab and conversion under RAD.

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