HUD provides RAD Form Documents Available for Public Comment, COVID-19 FAQs, and Repositioning Wednesday Webinar Series May 21 2020

HUD provides RAD Form Documents Available for Public Comment, COVID-19 FAQs, and Repositioning Wednesday Webinar Series May 21 2020

Please find an update from HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), via their RADBlast.  This update includes new and revised documents and forms that can be used in RAD conversions and Section 202 PRACs; updated FAQs for stakeholders related to managing RAD conversions during the current COVID-19 pandemic with further guidance for completing environmental reports; and the start of a “Wednesday Webinar” series focused on issues relating to public housing repositioning through RAD, Section 18, and Streamlined Voluntary Conversion.

RAD Form Documents Available for Public Comment, COVID-19 FAQs, and Repositioning Wednesday Webinar Series

RAD Form Documents Available for Public Comment

On May 18th, HUD published a Federal Register notice announcing the use of form documents. The forms, which can be used in RAD conversions, include new and revised documents, and forms for the conversion of Section 202 PRACs. The documents for which HUD is seeking comments are located here. Comments are due by July 17, 2020.

COVID-19 FAQs

We have posted FAQs for stakeholders related to managing RAD conversions during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The most recent update includes further guidance on completing environmental reports when professionals may not be able to access the interior or exterior of the site. This guidance provides an option that would give PHAs more time to execute new Section 8 leases at the point of conversion.

Repositioning Wednesday Webinar Series

HUD has begun hosting a new “Wednesday Webinar” series intended to explain and discuss common issues related to public housing repositioning though RAD, Section 18, and Streamlined Voluntary Conversion. The webinars will be held on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM ET. We encourage PHA directors, staff, residents, board members, and others working with PHAs to develop and execute a repositioning strategy to participate.

For more information and to register please click here. All webinars will be recorded and posted to HUD Exchange.

Webinar Topics Dates
Developing a Repositioning Strategy May 13, 2020
Options for Scattered-Site Units June 3, 2020
Options for 50-and-Under PHAs June 24, 2020
RAD and Section 18 Blends July 22, 2020
Resident Considerations August 12, 2020
Streamlined Voluntary Conversion September 2, 2020
Options for Obsolete Units September 30, 2020
Common PHA Board Questions October 28, 2020
PHA Closeout November 11, 2020

Thanks!

-The RAD Team