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Tag Archives: Rental Assistance Demonstration

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

Posted in Public Housing, RAD, Section 8
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 process.  Ballard’s comments to HUD’s first solicitation of comments can be found here and our comments to the second round here. The final,… Continue Reading

Ballard Spahr and CSG Advisors Host Another Informative Western Housing Conference

Posted in Budget, FHA and GSE Financing, FHA-Insured Financing, Government-Assisted Housing, GSE Financing, Legislative Initiatives, Policy, Public Housing, RAD, Tax Credits
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 facilitating a dynamic conversation on current developments in government-assisted housing. The Conference opened with a “Washington Update” – a discussion on housing policy… Continue Reading

RAD closing deadlines for CY 2017

Posted in Government-Assisted Housing, Public Housing, RAD, Section 8
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 deadlines to ensure that their RAD projects can be promptly processed.   Step Deadline to close by June 30, 2017 Deadline to close by Nov. 30, 2017 Deadline to close by Dec. 31,… Continue Reading

HUD Publishes Further Revisions to RAD Notice

Posted in Community Development, Fair Housing, Government-Assisted Housing, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Public Housing, RAD, Section 8, Tax Credits
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). According to HUD, the RAD notice was revised in order to maintain the increased pace of RAD transactions in a manner that is… Continue Reading

In Case You Missed It: A Recap of Recent HUD Activity

Posted in Community Development, Fair Housing, Government-Assisted Housing, Policy, Public Housing, RAD, Section 8
HUD has been quite active this month publishing a variety of new rules and housing notices. The following is a list of some of HUD’s most recent guidance. PIH Notice 2016-18 (HA): Guidance on Full Flexibility for Eligible Small PHAs For certain public housing authorities (PHAs) with less than 250 public housing dwelling units, this… Continue Reading

With new notice, HUD confirms that Davis-Bacon requirements will not be enforced by HUD for most second component RAD projects approved prior to 2015

Posted in Government-Assisted Housing, Legislative Initiatives, Public Housing, RAD
On December 23, 2014, HUD issued a new notice clarifying its Davis-Bacon enforcement strategy for developments participating in the second component of the Rental Assistance Demonstration involving Rent Supplement and Rental Assistance Payments projects. While the initial legislation establishing RAD, the fiscal year 2012 appropriation bill, specifically requires Davis-Bacon compliance at all component 1 properties, the provisions of the legislation authorizing RAD’s second component are not… Continue Reading

In House, proposed spending bill lifts the RAD Cap

Posted in Government-Assisted Housing, Legislative Initiatives, Policy, Public Housing, RAD, Uncategorized
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: the expansion of the Rental Assistance Demonstration, allowing for the conversion of up to 185,000 units of public housing. The proposed Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of… Continue Reading

Amy McClain authors an essential RAD resource: The Beginner’s Guide to Public Housing Conversion under RAD

Posted in Budget, Community Development, FHA and GSE Financing, Government-Assisted Housing, Legislative Initiatives, Policy, Public Housing, RAD, Section 8
Housing Plus is thrilled to announce that our very own Amy M. McClain has authored The Beginner’s Guide to Public Housing Conversion under RAD, published by the American Bar Association. The book focuses on the Rental Assistance Demonstration program’s utility as a financing tool for stimulating revitalizations to public housing properties. As an informative guide,… Continue Reading

Join us for our Ninth Annual National Housing Conference in Washington, D.C.

Posted in Community Development, FHA and GSE Financing, Government-Assisted Housing, Legislative Initiatives, Policy, Public Housing, RAD, Senior Housing, Supportive Services, Tax Credits
We are dedicated to creating dialogue among the various voices of the affordable housing community, which makes us excited to announce our Ninth Annual National Housing Conference in Washington, D.C., from November 12 to 13. The two-day, complimentary event features lively discussions, panels, insights, and networking opportunities with the movers and shakers of the affordable… Continue Reading

Upcoming Bi-Partisan Policy Center Housing Summit shows that housing truly is “The Color Purple”

Posted in Government-Assisted Housing, Legislative Initiatives, Policy
Did you catch the news clips of the House and Senate leadership holding hands and singing during the “Kumbaya” moment at the recent ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? (Check it out on YouTube if you have not seen it.) The looks on Members’ faces’ were truly “priceless”.  Some of… Continue Reading

RAD expansion and “Pay-For-Success” Utility Demonstration among the innovations included in the Senate’s mark of the T-HUD Appropriations Bill

Posted in Budget, Government-Assisted Housing, Legislative Initiatives, Policy, RAD, Section 8, Senior Housing
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved its draft Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2015. While the bill generally falls short of the funding levels requested in President Obama’s budget proposal, it proposed some significant changes to the Rental Assistance Demonstration, and proposes a “pay-for-success” energy and water… Continue Reading

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation Housing and Urban Development votes to increase Rental Assistance Demonstration cap from 60,000 units to 185,000 units

Posted in Budget, Government-Assisted Housing, Legislative Initiatives, Public Housing, RAD, Section 8
On June 3, 2014, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) unanimously approved its FY 2015 spending bill.  The bill includes an increase to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) cap from 60,000 units to 185,000 units. While the legislative text has not yet been released, the Appropriations Committee posted a summary… Continue Reading

Evolving trends in Maryland affordable housing

Posted in Budget, Fair Housing, FHA and GSE Financing, Government-Assisted Housing, Legislative Initiatives, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Policy, Public Housing, RAD, Section 8, Senior Housing, Tax Reform
On April 30th Ballard Spahr was proud to host representatives from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Maryland Attorney General’s office, Pennrose Properties and AGM Financial to discuss evolving trends in affordable housing development in Maryland.  The briefing, held in Ballard Spahr’s Baltimore office, included: A discussion by Pat Sylvester, the… Continue Reading

Is it time to take the “Public” out of Public Housing?

Posted in Government-Assisted Housing, Legislative Initiatives, Policy, Public Housing, RAD
The public housing program, our nation’s first investment in housing, is 77 years old this week. Although for most of the last 20 years much of the funding for revitalizing public housing has come from private sources, in the minds of the average American, public housing is a government program that should be accountable solely to… Continue Reading

Applying lessons from the Netherlands to transforming communities

Posted in Government-Assisted Housing, Legislative Initiatives, Policy, Public Housing, RAD
A recent article in the New York Times explored the means for overcoming the potential for future flood devastation like that caused by Hurricane Sandy.  The article profiled Henk Ovink, a leader on water management in the Netherlands currently serving as senior advisor to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.  Ovink advocates for broad-based, regional approaches to… Continue Reading