HUD’s Study of PHAs’ Efforts to Serve People Experiencing Homelessness


Rental Assistance Demonstration Evaluation

The principal objective of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Evaluation is to assess and report to Congress on the performance of this program, which converts public housing units to new forms of ownership, focusing on:

  1. preserving the affordable housing availability of these former public housing units;
  2. the amount of private capital leveraged as a result of RAD conversion; and
  3. the effect of RAD conversion on unit residents.

A Progress Report on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Evaluation

This report is meant to inform the public about what the RAD program is expected to accomplish, and how it will be evaluated. It contains a summary of the program and its potential impact of how public housing authorities may address capital needs by conversion of properties to the section 8 platform. It outlines the evaluation underway to assess the program and concludes with a summary of early program results to date (August 2014) as measured by the number and scope of the applications received, awards made, and conversions completed.