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Spending bill would extend Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Spending bill would extend Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)|News|December 10, 2014

Lawmakers have released a $1.01 trillion spending bill that would keep the federal government funded through September 2015. Both chambers of Congress are expected to pass the bill on Thursday December 11. If passed in its current state, the bill would expand provisions for both the first and second components of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program.

The new legislation would lift the unit cap for the first component of the program (which deals with public housing units) from 60,000 to 185,000. The bill also removes the deadline for contract expiration or termination for Rent Supplement (Rent Supp) or Rental Assistance Payment (RAP) contracts under the second component (the deadline had formerly been set at December 31, 2014).