What is "RAD"?

In the District, "RAD" typically has a few meanings. Firstly, it stands for the Rental Accommodations Division, which operates under the Department of Housing and Community Development. This office oversees the District’s rent control program.


Secondly, "RAD" often refers to the registration process with the Rental Accommodations Office, colloquially known as the RAD filing. Additionally, the RAD number is commonly used to denote the unique registration number assigned to a property for rent control purposes or exemption from such control.

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