Collection: RAD Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Specialist


The RAD Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Specialist seminar is designed specifically for agencies transitioning their public housing units to the project-based voucher program under the first component of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program. This course is intended as an introduction for public housing or HCV staff transitioning to the PBV program as well as for anyone unfamiliar with RAD PBV. The course begins with an overview of the basics of both RAD component one and PBV and explores the differences between tenant-based vouchers and project-based vouchers as well as the difference between PBV and RAD PBV. Staff will leave with an understanding of how to set rents, how PBV contracts work, how to determine eligibility and operate the waiting list, the basics of inspections, how units are leased, how to organize files, and occupancy issues such as annual recertification, income increases, and terminations.

Learning Outcomes

Based on HUD regulations and guidance, develop and master the skills needed to successfully transition your PHA’s public housing units to the project-based voucher (PBV) program under the first component of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and ensure long-term compliance.

Day One

  • Introduction to component one of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program
  • Applying for RAD, and RAD requirements for the five-year and administrative plans
  • Similarities and differences between tenant-based vouchers, PBV, RAD PBV, and public housings
  • The CHAP contract (Commitment to Enter into a Housing Assistance Payments Contract) and other important documents
  • PBV HAP contract

Day Two

  • Eligibility and the waiting list
  • Initial and ongoing rents
  • Utility allowances
  • Choice mobility
  • Annual and interim recertifications
  • Increases in income
  • Inspections
  • Terminations
  • Reporting and administrative management
  • PBV project files
  • Program administration
  • Action plan for the PBV program

Seminar #101-077

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METHOD: A group-live seminar featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion, course book, and Q&A
Three days for in-person training
Two days for live web training
AUDIENCE: PHAs transitioning to PBV under RAD
EXAM: The certification exam is available for $175. Select the exam during checkout or click here to view a list of certification exams available.
In-person 3-day training: CPE units = 20, CEU units w/exam = 1.6
Live web 2-day training: CPE units = 17, CEU units w/ exam = 1.4
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