Building a Community of Practice for the Future of Public Housing

June 5, 2019

RADRev4 Coming Soon?!  

Yes, but…HUD is now forecasting a late June/early July release of the RAD revised notice (RADRev4).

Once published, the Recap Office will do a thorough rollout of the anticipated—and thought to be mostly streamlining-like—changes to public housing component while delving into the new RAD-for-PRAC instructions and process. The Collaborative will augment the rollout of both the public housing and RAD-for-PRAC components with a deeper focus on the practice implications of RADRev4 in regional briefings this summer and early fall, culminating in our next Regional Convening in Greensboro in September (details below). Standby for specifics on what, when, where.

Updated Inventory Assessment Tool

In the meantime, there’s really no reason to delay public housing conversions. It’s an especially good time to devise and submit large portfolio or project plans taking full advantage of the FY18-based RAD rents and low interest rates. It’s now easier to begin that process with HUD’s just-updated RAD Inventory Assessment Tool with the latest—and likely best RAD rents we’ll see for the foreseeable future—built right into it. Note that HUD is conducting a webinar orientation to the updated Assessment Tool on Thursday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Click here to register with HUD for the webinar.

For additional thoughts on why now is an opportune time to advance public housing conversions, see the see the latest Collaborative View—Take Steps Today for Tomorrow’s Plans.

Next Regional Convening
Greensboro 9/11-12
Please plan to join the Collaborative’s Southeast Regional Convening in Greensboro, NC on September 11-12.

This will be an early chance to dig into the details of RADRev4 and complementary Section 18 options with Recap Office and SAC leadership and then review practice opportunities with PHAs, financing and development partners, legal counsel CNA-environmental and other transaction providers. Plus, several PHAs with considerable RAD experience will discuss efforts to extend peer-to-peer advisory and consulting services to interested agencies. We’ll also forecast what’s ahead for RAD in Washington and the states with seasoned policy voices. And we’ll have an in-depth session with our local host, the Greensboro Housing Authority, on the RAD strategies and practices it honed in converting its entire public housing inventory to the Section 8 platform.

A preliminary agenda and registration details will be available soon and shared in a next RC Update and posted on the Collaborative’s web page—

We look forward to seeing fellow collaborators from across the Southeast in Greensboro in September!
Collaborative Internship
The RAD Collaborative is seeking a part-time Policy-Program Assistant beginning Summer 2019. The position is an ideal internship for a current grad student or recent graduate looking to build unique experience. A flexible schedule, stipend and support for job-related expenses are offered. Candidates ideally would already be located in the greater-Washington area. Send an email to to request a position description.
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