HUD Recap Establishes Process for Replacing RAD PBV Contract if Units Cannot be Occupied Due to Natural Disaster

HUD’s Office of Recapitalization (Recap) issued a notice in the Federal Register on September 10 establishing the process to replace former public housing units that have been converted to Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs) under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program when those units cannot be occupied due to a natural disaster or when demolition and reconstruction of the units necessitates a temporary transfer of a PBV Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract.

The notice provides a mechanism for public housing agencies (PHAs) to enter into a RAD Interim Agreement and a subsequent new RAD PBV HAP contract when a direct transfer of a HAP contract to new units is not possible and there would be a temporary period when a HAP contract is not in effect. Such circumstances may occur, for example, when a natural disaster renders units uninhabitable or when an owner requires units to be unavailable while a PHA is replacing units onsite.

The Federal Register notice is at:

More information about RAD is on page 4-40 of NLIHC’s 2021 Advocates’ Guide, and on NLIHC’s public housing webpage,