In designing the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program as a strategy to fund capital needs for public housing preservation and rehabilitation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) included a robust suite of resident rights and protections. For instance, RAD prohibits permanent involuntary displacement and requires one-for-one replacement of almost all public housing to avoid net loss of units. Residents living in RAD converted properties also retain tenant organizing rights, grievance and termination protections, and can only be evicted for good cause. Choice-Mobility is another key provision of RAD that is available to residents of a property whose assistance has been converted to project-based vouchers or project-based rental assistance contracts as part of the program (unless a limited exemption has been provided to the property).
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