At Econometrica, we value intellectual curiosity and problem-solving skills. We collaborate on projects in a diverse set of markets across numerous subject matter areas. Staff in our Health, Data Analytics, and Housing & Finance groups, along with members of our various teams, provide innovative solutions and analytic excellence in a wide variety of services. No matter how different each project is, one thing remains constant—we dedicate ourselves to providing the highest quality service.
RAD Choice Mobility & Long-Term Affordability
Services: Qualitative Research
Key Work Areas: Program Evaluation, Survey Design & Data Collection
The purpose of this project is to conduct an evaluation of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. The RAD program enables public housing authorities to convert their public housing units into Section 8 housing with the goal of improving the physical condition and financial viability of converted properties while providing tenants with the opportunity to other affordable housing if they so choose. The evaluation focuses on the impact RAD has had on tenants’ use of choice mobility, the long-term financial preservation of converted projects, and the oversight and management of those projects. It also examines the impact of RAD on other tenant outcomes and on organizational changes made by housing authorities.