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.

Program related Information

A Message from Executive Director Rick Moore:

Please be advised that offices are closed to the public at this time and until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, staff members have returned to the office to conduct essential functions with clients through phone, mail, and email correspondence.  Precautionary measures are also required of staff while at work including but not limited to social distancing at all times, wearing face-coverings when not able to social distance, hand-washing, increased use of hand sanitizer, and professional office sanitization at the end of each day.

EHA remains committed to providing affordable housing opportunities for the people we serve, especially during uncertain times such as this.  If you are unable to immediately reach your caseworker, please be assured that staff will respond to you at their soonest opportunity.  We thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.


Contact information for EHA staff can be found here.  

If you would like to report a change of income, please submit an online request to your caseworker here.

If you have recently been issued a voucher, please watch the Orientation Briefing Video here.

If you are a landlord or would like to become a landlord, you may view additional information here.

If you need to submit paperwork to the office, a secure dropbox is now located at the entrance of the HCV (Section 8) Office located at 411 SE 8th Street, Evansville, IN 47713.  You may also use the dropbox at the EHA Administrative Office located at 402 Court Street, Evansville, IN 47708 during working hours only.  (Monday – Friday; 8am-5pm)