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Rental Housing Assistance Payments

Program (?) Rental Housing Assistance Payments
Alternative Name(s) Section 236 FHA; HUD Insurance Program
Abbreviation RAP
Program Description

HUD developed Rental Housing Assistance Payments (RAP) in 1968 to help make Section 236 projects affordable to low-income households. Under RAP, up to 40 percent of the units were developed for very low-income tenants. Qualified households paid the greater of ten percent of their gross annual income or 25 percent (later changed to 30 percent) of their adjusted income towards rent. Most Section 236 insured properties have converted their RAP contracts to Project Based Section 8 contracts; however, a small number of units still receive RAP payments in order to operate as affordable housing.

Benefit Classification (?)  
Supply or Demand Demand
One-Time or Ongoing Ongoing
Benefit Type (?) Grant
Government Agency (?) US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Program Information (?)  
Scale Very Large Scale (over 10,000 units produced)
Timeframe 1968-Present
Developer/Owners (?) For-Profit, Non-Profit
Property Information (?)  
Property Occupancy Occupied
Property Type Building
Building Type Multi-family
Construction Type Not Applicable
Occupant Tenure (?) Rental
Occupant Income Restrictions (?) Low-Income
More Information US HUD (PDF)
Available on CoreData.nyc? Yes
Last Updated December 2016
Data Source U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
CoreData.nyc Notes

Data from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development accessed August 2016.

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