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.

RAD program overview

RAD Tools & Application Materials

RAD Frequently Asked Questions

RAD PBRA Quick Reference Guide

NAHMA HUD Update: HUD publishes revised RAD Notice

PD&R Edge: Lessons From RAD

RAD Photo Essays

NAHMA HUD Update: New Materials Available on Conversion of Moderate Rehabilitation Contracts

RADTalk - Online Newsletter

January 2018 | Issue 20


RADBlast! RAD COVID-19 Notice Published (September 18, 2020)

RADBlast! Navigating Post-Conversion RAD Requirements & Processing; Guidance on Successful Implementation of the Choice-Mobility Option (September 1, 2020)

RADBlast! Post-Conversion Processing Guide and CARES Act Funds (July, 31, 2020)

RADBlast! RAD Form Documents Available for Public Comment, COVID-19 FAQs, and Repositioning Wednesday Webinar Series (May 21, 2020)

RADBlast! RAD and COVID-19, RAD in the FY 2021 Budget, RAD/Section 18 blends, and New Training Available (April 2, 2020)

RADBlast! RAD Environmental Review Guidance and Resident Log (February 6, 2020)

RADBLAST! RAD Successfully Winds Down RAP Legacy Program, Preserving 14,462 Affordable Homes, Saving Residents from Displacement (January 23, 2020)

RADBlast! FAQs on Opportunity Zone Rent Increases and New Webinars Now Available (November 4, 2019)

RADBlast! HUD Releases Evaluation of Rental Assistance Demonstration (October 22, 2019)

RADBlast! HUD Releases Revision 4 of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Notice (September 5, 2019)

RADBlast! HUD Announces the Release of State-by-State RAD Fact Sheets (July 23, 2019)

HUD Publishes Revamped RAD Inventory Assessment Tool (June 6, 2019)

Updates To the Environmental Review Requirements for RAD Conversions - Quick Reference Guide (April 1, 2019)

RADBlast! Photo Essay, "RAD in Nashville, TN" (February 7, 2019)

RADblast! Transaction Check-Ins and Join our Webinar on RAD Rents (January 30, 2019)

RADblast! HUD Announces New RAD Rent Levels for 2019 and RAD Application Goes Online (December 19, 2018)

RADblast! RAD Celebrates 100,000 Units Preserved (September 19, 2018)

RADBlast! Materials Available and Follow-up Q&A July 13 on Two New RAD Notices (July 10, 2018)

RADBlast! ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Two New RAD Notices Published Today (July 3, 2018)

RADBlast! Recordings Available for the RAD Training 2018: Keys to a Successful RAD Conversion (June 22, 2018)

RADBlast! HUD will be hosting a RAD for PRACs Listening Session (June 1, 2018)

RADBlast! New Application, RAD Conference, Closing Guidance and More (May 17, 2018)

RADBlast! HUD Training: Keys to A Successful RAD Conversion May 17 &18 (April 23, 2018)

RADBlast! Timelines for Closing RAD Conversions and New Mod Rehab Conversion Materials (April 11, 2018)

RADBlast! FY 18 Appropriations Expand RAD; Plus Save the Date May 17-18 for RAD Conference for New PHA Awardees (April 4, 2018)

RADBlast! Introducing the Curb Appeal Project (February 13, 2018)

RADBlast! Mod Rehab Talk Office Hours (February 7, 2018)

RADBlast! Training on HEROS Submission (January 23, 2018)

RADBlast! Register Today: RAD Conversion of Moderate Rehabilitation Contracts Webinar - January 30, 2018 - 2:00 PM EST (January 18, 2018)

RADBlast! CNA eTool Question & Answer Session on Thursday, January 18, 2018 (January 16, 2018)

RADBlast! Part 50 On-line Environmental Report Submission and CNA e-Tool Follow-Up Q&A Session (December 28, 2017)

RADBlast! CNA eTool Training & Update and New Version of RAD PBV Contract Available (November 17, 2017)

RADBlast! Live Q&A, New Construction Completion Cert, Underwriting Mixed-Finance Deals, and New Tools Released (November 3, 2017)

RAD and Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas (October 24, 2017)

Update on CNA eTool, Post-Conversion Construction & Relocation Reviews, Guidance on Delayed Conversion (October 10, 2017)

HUD Publishes Notice Implementing 40k Cap Increase and New Resident Materials (August 24, 2017)

2nd Component Extended Authority (February 12, 2014)

1st Component Unit Cap (January 24, 2014)

Submitting RAD Requests and Technical Waivers (December 12, 2013)

Updated RPCA Scope of Work (December 12, 2013)

RAD 2nd Component Conversions and the Continuing Resolution (November 7, 2013)

RAD Applications Update (November 4, 2013)

RAD Rent and Funding Levels (October 23, 2013)

Important Information on the RAD Program (October 1, 2013)