The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) allows public housing agencies (PHAs) and owners of HUD-assisted properties to convert units to project-based Section 8 programs. The Housing Authority of the City of Corpus Christi (CCHA) converted 100% of its public housing properties through Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.
One of the provisions of the RAD program is choice mobility. Choice mobility gives families living at a RAD property the opportunity to request a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and move into the private rental market with voucher assistance.
To be eligible, residents must meet two criteria:
1. The family must live at the converted property for at least one year. (The time lived at the property before the conversion date does not count toward the one year.)
2. The family must be in good standing. (ex. rent paid, not pending eviction, leaving no debt owed)
Corpus Christi Housing Authority provides rental assistance to low income families in the Corpus Christi metro area. The Corpus Christi Housing Authority receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer its voucher programs. The Corpus Christi Housing Authority administers about 2,500 vouchers. The total amount of vouchers that Corpus Christi Housing Authority administers is comprised of are tenant based vouchers and project based vouchers. The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to rent decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. Since the rental assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find and lease privately owned housing, including single family homes, townhouses and apartments. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.