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Notice Section 1.9 Application Requirements
Questions on Completing the RAD Application

Scattered Site Units

Can you make a RAD project from several scattered site units?

Yes, RAD allows scattered site projects. If the scattered site units are part of one AMP, all or some of the units may be included in a single application.

Multiple Utility Allowances

The AMP we are considering includes two properties with different utility allowances for each bedroom size. How should this be handled in the Application?

Calculate a weighted average utility allowance. For example, if there are 10 2BR units at $100 plus 15 2BR units at $115, you would calculate 10 x 100 = $1000 plus 15 x $115 = $1725 equals $2725, divided by 25 units = $109.

Joint CNI/RAD Application and RAD Award Date

If you submit a joint CNI/RAD application, will the RAD award date be based on the CNI award schedule?

When applying for RAD via a joint RAD/CNI application in which you indicate that the CNI application is also your RAD application, you will only receive a RAD CHAP award (Commitment to enter into a Housing Assistance Payment Contract or "CHAP") upon receipt of the CNI award. In other words, your RAD application will only be accepted if and when your CNI application is accepted so the date of your RAD award will be the date of your CNI award. If you not receive a CNI award, your RAD application is also considered rejected. If you believe the project is viable for RAD regardless of the CNI funding you should submit a separate RAD application independent of the CNI application (without any CNI grant money as a source of funds). In the latter scenario, you would receive a RAD Award (CHAP) regardless of the outcome of your CNI application.

Combining Scattered Sites into a Single CHAP & HAP Contract

My current public housing project consists of scattered sites on multiple parcels and I am considering a conversion to PBV under RAD. Under what conditions will I be allowed to combine these units under one CHAP (and one HAP)?

In the PBV program, multiple single-family buildings may be on the same HAP Contract (i.e. scattered-site single family buildings). However, if the scattered sites are not single-family buildings, each project must have its own HAP contract. A project can be defined as a single building, multiple contiguous buildings, or multiple buildings on contiguous parcels of land. HUD interprets project to apply to all these structures (i.e., single building, multiple contiguous buildings, etc.), and a PHA must consider the entire definition and apply this definition to proposed PBV units. For purposes of RAD application, the PHA will need to submit an application for each AMP (or each portion of an AMP). If the scattered-sites are eligible to be under one HAP, as described above, and are already under one AMP, one CHAP will be issued. If the scattered-sites are eligible to be under one HAP as described above, but are not currently under one AMP, separate applications should still be submitted using the “Many-to-One” application instructions found here: http://portal.hud.gov/huddoc/manyto1_appinstr.docx.

Priority Application Consideration for Strong Cities, Strong Communities and HUD-funded Grants

Do plans developed under Strong Cities, Strong Communities, or the HUD-funded Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant or Community Challenge grant programs count as eligible plans for priority consideration in the RAD notice?

Yes, plans developed under the Strong Cities Strong Communities program, or the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant and Community Challenge grant programs can be submitted under subfactor c (“locally recognized neighborhood revitalization plan”). As with other local plans, in order to be considered under this factor, a letter of support from the City or County government must accompany the application and describe the manner in which the proposed RAD projects connects to, advances, and/or supports the plan or activities developed under either of these two planning grant programs.