Rental Assistance

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) is a program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that seeks to preserve affordable housing. Public housing across the country needs more than $26 billion in repairs and many public housing agencies (PHAs) do not have enough money to keep units in good condition. RAD provides PHAs a way to stabilize, rehabilitate, or replace properties by converting to a project-based Section 8 platform and allowing access Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), public or private debt, and grant funds for the rehabilitation of properties. in a cooperative effort, EHA and Advantix leadership and staff worked together to seamlessly close the last phase of our transition to RAD after five years of planning and implementation. this organizational transformation represents all 888 units of public housing converting to project-based voucher funding, in addition to over $30 million being invested into infrastructures that make up EHA’s portfolio of quality affordable housing.

Rental Assistance for RAD Properties is provided through project-based vouchers (PBV).

It helps pay for rent in privately owned rental housing, but only in specific privately owned buildings or units. That means that if you are approved for housing in a RAD property that uses project-based voucher, you don’t get to choose the unit you live in. The subsidy stays with the building; when you move out, you no longer have the rental assistance.

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