The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program is a tool provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to public housing agencies like AHA make upgrades to housing properties and improve residents' lives. The RAD program is designed so that AHA will receive the same amount of funding from the federal government as it has for traditional public housing subsidies. The RAD program will have no impact on local taxes. The current federal funding for public housing is converted to what is known as project-based rental assistance (PBRA). AHA will have control of its properties and can use this funding to finance the improvements they need. For individual residents, the process is transparent; they will see little difference in their financial requirements (rent and utilities), and their eligibility for public housing is protected. If you are a public housing resident and have questions about how RAD will impact you and your family, please contact your AHA relocation Manager for information specific to your property. You can call 1-229-434-4505 or email.