Rental Assistance Demonstration Project HIA

Location Federal
Organization Human Impact Partners; Advancement Project; National People's Action

Human Impact Partners, Advancement Project, and National People's Action conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of Congress’ federal 2011 proposed Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) project to re-organize public housing funding and management structures. Using mixed research methods, the HIA assessed the impacts of RAD on: management, evictions, and resident organizing; housing affordability, stability, and quality; and social capital.


The 2011 bill passed before the HIA was released. But, some of the HIA recommendations were incorporated into the RAD final implementation notice.

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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2012, February
  • Decision-Level Federal
  • Sector Housing
  • Organization Type Nonprofit