RAD was created in order to give public housing authorities (PHAs) a powerful tool to preserve and improve public housing properties and address the $26 billion dollar nationwide backlog of deferred maintenance. RAD also gives owners of several HUD "legacy" programs (Rent Supplement, Rental Assistance Payment, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy, and Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contracts) the opportunity to enter long-term rental assistance contracts that facilitate the financing of improvements.
The RAD website provides general program information, as well as links to Federal Notices, guidance, resources and trainings.
The RAD Resource Desk serves as a comprehensive information archive, enabling searches of all published guidance on RAD for HUD employees and staff or organizations participating in RAD. The Resource Desk also serves as the main portal for RAD participants to:
Access is available to the public, as well as HUD employees, PHA staff, and eligible multifamily property owners.