Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) is a voluntary program run by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Under RAD, HUD changes how it provides rental assistance to a method that we expect will be more stable in the long-term and makes it possible for MPHA to access money to repair and improve the property now or in the future.

RAD was created to help housing authorities like MPHA preserve and improve our public housing.

Housing authorities around the country have already used RAD to preserve more than 100,000 units of public housing. Until recently, the program has been capped. However, Congress recently allowed HUD to raise the cap, allowing MPHA and others to apply for the program as a means of preserving the homes we provide.

Preserving Family Housing (Section 18)

MPHA needs to maintain and update more than 700 family homes across the city. To preserve these homes, MPHA is using HUD’s Section 18 program. The program will give MPHA more money to take care of this essential public housing.