Rental Assistance Demonstration


Rental Assistance Demonstration, or RAD, was established in 2011 as an affordable housing preservation strategy for public housing authorities (PHAs). The program allows PHAs to convert public housing properties at risk of obsolescence or underfunding into project-based vouchers or rental assistance contracts under the Section 8 program. NMHC/NAA support this and other creative ways for policymakers to engage the private sector to advance the shared goal of delivering safe, affordable housing. View our Issue Fact Sheet.