Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program and Resident Relocation Information
The Memphis Housing Authority is participating in the Department of Housing
and Urban Development’s (HUD) Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
program to preserve affordable housing and improve properties by “converting” their form of federal assistance to the Section 8 program as Section 8 project-based voucher (PBV) or Section 8 project-based rental assistance (PBRA). Notices were issued to residents the summer of 2018 informing them of proposed plans to renovate the property in which they currently occupy.
HUD issued the RAD Conversion Commitment (RCC) and committed federal financial assistance to the project. In order for MHA to complete the project, residents will need to be relocated for a period of approximately three to nine months.
Right to Return
Residents residing in properties identified to participate in RAD have the right to return to the project after the project is complete. Residents will be able to lease and occupy a unit in the converted project when rehabilitation is complete. The renovations for this project are expected to be completed by 6.1.2022.
Relocation Assessment Appointments
Residents are eligible for relocation payments and assistance but do not need to move now. However, residents and their families families will be required to move on or before January 3, 2022. Residents will be contacted to schedule a day and time that is convenient for them and their families to move on or before January 3, 2022. Please do not move at this time. The location of your temporary unit will be determined at a future date and will be provided to residents in writing.
Uniform Relocation Assistance (URA) and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act
If the resident's temporary relocation exceeds one year and the resident qualifies as a “displaced person” under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (URA), residents may be eligible for further relocation assistance and payments under URA. Aliens not lawfully present in the United States are not eligible for URA relocation assistance, unless such ineligibility would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to a qualifying spouse, parent, or child as defined at 49 CFR 24.208(h). All persons seeking relocation assistance will be required to certify that they are a United States citizen or national, or an alien lawfully present in the United States.
Relocation Assistance to Which Residents are Entitled:
- Transportation to replacement dwelling;
- Packing, moving and unpacking furniture and family belongings;
- Storage for a period not to exceed 12 months;
- Disconnecting, dismantling, moving and re-assembly of household appliances;
- Utility hook-ups, including re-installation of telephone and cable service;
- Insurance against loss of personal property during the move, or the replacement value of any property lost, stolen or damaged during the move
- Credit checks; and
- Other reasonable moving expenses.
- BGC has arranged for movers to pack and move residents items for with the residents permission. The moving company will provide packing materials such as boxes, tape, and markers prior to the residents' move.
- If residents prefer to pack their own personal belongings, they are entitled to be reimbursed for all actual and reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with any temporary move. Receipts for reimbursement.
- If residents have utility, cable, internet, or home phone service, residents will be reimbursed for any transfer fee or deposit required to and from your temporary unit.
If residents disagree or have any questions or concerns, residents may file a written appeal within 60 days of the date of this notice to the MHA in accordance with 49 CFR 24.10.
If residents have any questions about this notice and eligibility for relocation assistance and payments, please contact the relocation team at 318-513-3317
or by email at RELO@bgcadvantage.com
Resident Meeting Presentation
Click here to review the presentation from the November 19, 2021 resident meeting.
Resident Rights Brochure
Click here to review HUD's RAD Resident Rights in Public Housing Brochure