HUD has taken an important first step to collect data from Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)-converted properties. Based on its new construction completion certification, HUD is now asking owners of RAD-converted properties to provide the following information:
- Date that all property repairs were completed (repairs that the owner told HUD via the RAD Conversion Commitment that it would complete) and certification by a third party that the work has been completed;
- Actual construction costs of the repairs completed at the property;
- The number of residents who exercised their right to return to/remain at the property;
- The number of residents who were evicted or moved out between the Contract for Housing Assistance Payment (CHAP) issuance date and the RAD closing date;
- The number of residents who accepted alternative housing options instead of choosing to return/remain at the property; and
- Certification that the owner has complied with Section 3 job hiring and training requirements; and,
- The number of units that were abated for lead-based paint hazards.
All RAD property owners who have completed repairs will be expected to fill out this certification and submit it to HUD within 45 days of the date that the owner told HUD the repairs would be completed, as indicated in the RAD Conversion Commitment.
HUD is does not anticipate making this information publicly available. NLIHC and the National Housing Law Project have asked HUD to make this information available to residents and the public and to actively involve residents in assessing the certification.