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New RAD Notice of Increase in Cap and Rent Setting

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Our friends at NAHRO have alerted us that a new RAD notice will be issued tomorrow, August 23, 2017. The notice requires PHAs who already submitted a RAD letter of interest to preserve their spot on the wait list to submit a...more

Senate Committee on Appropriations Passes FY2018 THUD – A Step in the Right Direction for RAD and HUD Programs

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The Senate Committee on Appropriations unanimously voted on July 27, 2017 to approve its FY2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill. The bill eliminates the cap in the Rental Assistance Demonstration...more

TODAY– June 1st – Revised RAD Forms Must Be Used

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Earlier in May, HUD received approval from the Office of Management and Budget of the final, revised form RAD documents. HUD had previously solicited two rounds of public comment as part of the Paperwork Reduction Act...more

McClain Weighs in on Potential Effect of Trump Budget Cuts on Affordable Housing

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In an interview with U.S. News and World Reports on “The Future of Affordable Housing in the Trump Era,” Amy McClain, who leads Ballard Spahr’s government-assisted housing practice (and is a frequent Housing Plus blogger),...more

Ballard Spahr and CSG Advisors Host Another Informative Western Housing Conference

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Last week, Ballard Spahr in conjunction with CSG Advisors hosted its 7th Annual Western Housing Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The Conference brought together a wide range of public and private housing professionals...more

RAD closing deadlines for CY 2017

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HUD’s Office of Recapitalization recently released a memo to all CHAP awardees setting forth closing deadlines for CY 2017 RAD transactions. Awardees should be especially  mindful of these intermediate...more

HUD Publishes Further Revisions to RAD Notice

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In an announcement on January 12th, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a significant third revision to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Notice (PIH 2012-32/ H 2017-03 Rev-3)....more

HUD Publishes Much Anticipated RAD Notice on Fair Housing, Civil Rights and Relocation Requirements

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Last week HUD published the much anticipated RAD Notice Regarding Fair Housing and Civil Rights Requirements and Relocation Requirements Applicable to RAD First Component – Public Housing (the “Notice”). The Notice is...more

Reminder: Comments to revised RAD forms due October 28th and RAD Report out for review

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On September 28, 2016, HUD published a notice in the Federal Register to solicit comments to revised form documents used in the Rental Assistance Demonstration (“RAD”). This notice follows a 60-day comment period on...more

Elements of RAD — transfers of assistance

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For the next blog installment summarizing a key element discussed during Ballard Spahr’s recent RAD webinar, following is an overview of the special conditions that apply to the transfer of assistance from an existing public...more

Requirements schedule for closing RAD transactions in CY 2015

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For efficient closing of RAD transactions by December 31, 2015, public housing authorities and developers should remain mindful of the Office of Recapitalization’s recently released processing deadlines. Planning ahead and...more

The RAD cap is increased — now what?

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Before a robust crowd at the recent Best of the West in Affordable Housing Development and Finance conference sponsored by Ballard Spahr and CSG Advisors in San Francisco, the value and evolution of the U.S. Department of...more

HUD Clarifies How Davis-Bacon Applies to Project-Based Voucher and RAD Programs

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published a new notice pertaining to the applicability of Davis-Bacon labor requirements to housing considered to be “existing” housing under the...more

HUD provides supplemental guidance on RAD processing and the 2015 appropriations bill

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Yesterday afternoon, HUD distributed it’s latest with supplemental guidance related to the implementation of statutory changes to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and the processing of RAD applications in...more

HUD issues notice on processing RAD applications

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HUD issued a notice in today’s Federal Register on the process it will follow in processing applications for first component Rental Assistance Demonstration conversions that are on HUD’s waiting list. The original...more

RAD Expansion to 185,000 Units Likely: House Spending Bill Proffers Additional Authorization, Funding Changes

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U.S. House and Senate leaders have come to an agreement on a spending bill that contains a major win for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): expansion of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)...more

Proposed new public housing demolition/disposition rule poses dangers for public housing appropriations and flexibility

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Public housing needs all the help it can get. Its 1.1 million units of deeply affordable housing have been grossly underfunded by Congress for so many years that current studies indicate it would take over 30 billion dollars...more

HUD announces RAD changes at the RAD Network Training

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HUD hosted the RAD Network Training on June 4th and 5th with a crowd in attendance that exceeded HUD’s expectations. The two day series of panel presentations spanned a range of topics with insights shared by HUD staff and...more

Insights shared during the Ballard Spahr webinar on RAD

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On May 15th, Ballard Spahr hosted the webinar, “HUD’s RAD Program: Lessons Learned So Far”. The panel included HUD representatives Greg Byrne and Kathie Soroka, Ivy Dench-Carter from Pennrose Properties, a private developer...more

President Releases FY 2015 HUD Budget

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President Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), released on March 4, 2014, increases funding for many programs compared to the fiscal year 2014 appropriation. It also...more

HUD Issues Revised Instructions for Rental Assistance Demonstration

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released revised instructions for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program....more

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