Impact of RAD on Children in HUD Assisted Households Department of Housing and Urban Development

Purpose: The goal of this cooperative agreement is to support research project(s) that will advance scientific knowledge and produce policy-relevant evidence on the implementation of the the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and its effect on children’s well-being. The applicant should be aware of the major research goals for other studies of RAD and propose a project that enhances, replicates, or complements the larger RAD evaluations or other studies such as the one in Fresno, California.

Proposed projects may seek to answer research questions including but not limited to:

  • How do families see the implications of RAD for families and children?
  • How did the conversion process (relocation, rehabilitation, or construction) affect families and children?
  • For families that stayed at the property after conversion, what is their perception of changes in the physical environment, amenities, and services at the property and how these changes affected children?
  • For families that left the property during or after conversion, when did they move/exit the property, why, and how did the move/exit affect the family and children?
  • Did the family experience vary based on demographic characteristics?
  • Did the family’s experience vary based on conversion to PBV vs PBRA?
  • Did the family’s experience vary based on amount of work completed as part of, or immediately following, conversion?
Receipt Date: Expires: July 30, 2020
Total Awards: This NOFA announces the availability of $750,000. The following project is eligible for award in the amounts listed:
Impact of RAD on Children in HUD-Assisted Housing – HUD may award one or two cooperative agreements, with a total of all awards not to exceed $750,000. The award floor is $300,000.
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses