Key Tool: RAD for PRAC Backgrounder

Legislation | September 22, 2017 | by Linda Couch

Housing advocates have many goals for the final HUD fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill. One of LeadingAge's key goals is to secure expansion of HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to include Section 202 communities with Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRACs). To help educate our members and Congerss about what's at stake in the FY18 HUD bill, we created a RAD for PRAC background piece..

This new resource tool explains why RAD for PRAC is needed and spells out where the Senate and House HUD appropriations bills stand on RAD for PRAC.

For fiscal year 2018, HUD requested Congress to expand the RAD program to include PRAC communities. We are pleased that both the House-passed HUD appropriations bill and the Senate Appropriations Committee-passed HUD appropriations bill include this needed expansion of RAD for PRAC. In addition to providing RAD for PRAC, the Senate bill also provides $4 million to allow for the successful conversion of some PRAC communities to the Section 8 subsidy platform.