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Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

CHA is exploring the opportunity to enter a special program authorized by the United States Congress and run by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) known as the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.  As a part of RAD, CHA will be converting its public housing units to Project Based Voucher units. No current CHA resident will lose his or her housing as a result of this change and each household will still pay rent under the same structure in place now.

Making the move to RAD means that CHA will be able to achieve two major goals:

  1. preserving our current affordable units for many years to come by moving our funding stream to a more stable HUD platform.
  2. providing more people the chance to live in neighborhoods of choice as CHA responds to the increasing demand for more affordable housing in Charlotte by creating new mixed-income communities.

The RAD conversion would take about 18 months in several phases. 

There will be a public hearing on the amendments CHA is proposing to some key policy documents at 5 p.m. on November 17.  Those amendments are attached under Related Downloads below for your review.  To sign up to speak at the hearing, please contact Gwen Isley at (704) 432-5557.


This RAD conversion will allow CHA to preserve the long-term affordability of our subsidized units without increasing the rental cost to our residents.  

Related Downloads

RAD Frequently Asked Questions


Amendments to the HCV Administrative Plan


Second Amendments to the FY16 Moving Forward Annual Plan


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Key Contacts

RAD Information

Employee Directory

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