National Housing Law Project Offers Eleven RAD Trainings

The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) will present eleven free 30-minute trainings for residents and advocates about the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). Through RAD, HUD is permanently privatizing 185,000 public housing units by converting them to either the project-based voucher (PBV) or project-based rental assistance (PBRA) programs. RAD conversions can have a profound impact on residents’ lives, as well as the long-term affordability of the nation’s affordable housing stock. The trainings will help residents and advocates learn how to ensure maximum protection for RAD residents. 

Each 30-minute training will provide a brief overview of an issue that residents and advocates are likely to encounter in a RAD conversion, followed by ten minutes for Q&A. During each session, NHLP staff will discuss the protections guaranteed by RAD, relevant legal authorities, advocacy tips, and other resources.

Training topics will include:

  • Why and How Should I Get Involved in My Local RAD Conversion? (April 12)
  • RAD 101: Component 1 for Public Housing (April 26)
  • RAD 101: Component 2 for HUD-assisted Multifamily Housing (May 10)
  • RAD Tenant Organizing Rights (May 24)
  • RAD Right to Remain, Rescreening, and Temporary Relocation (June 7)
  • Long-Term Oversight and Affordability (June 21)
  • Common RAD Fair Housing and Civil Rights Issues (July 12)
  • Demolishing and Reducing Units via RAD (August 2)
  • Leases and House Rules After RAD (August 16)
  • Grievance Rights After RAD (August 30)
  • Choice Mobility Rights After RAD (September 13)

A brief description of each training session is at:

Trainings will take place at 1:30 pm ET.

It is not yet possible to register. You can ask to be placed on an email list to receive registration information two weeks prior to each training by writing to Jessie Cassella at [email protected]. Alternatively, watch Memo to Members for registration information as it becomes available prior to each training.

For more information, contact Jessie Cassella at: [email protected]

More information about RAD is on the NHLP website at:

NLIHC also has RAD information on page 4-13 of the 2016 Advocates’ Guide at: The 2017 Advocates’ Guide will be available soon.