Residents & RAD

 

What Residents Are Saying. See videos on how the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA), the Housing Authority of the City of (HACSB) and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) work collaboratively with their residents as they implement RAD.

 

NYCHA's RAD PACT. Review NYCHA PACT with its residents in implementing its RAD program, which plans to make ~ $1 billion in major upgrades to 5,200 NYCHA apartments, including a video message from NYCHA Chair & CEO, Shola Olatoye, introducing PACT.

Resident Toolkit. Enterprise Community Partners in New York has assembled a helpful toolkit drawn from the NYCHA experience for residents and other community stakeholders to better understand the complexities of and effectively participate in the RAD conversion process for public housing properties. 

RAD Photo Essays. HUD now offers a series of photo essays documenting the resident experience for properties that go through a RAD conversion. The purpose of RAD is to preserve and improve affordable housing so that residents can live in stable, healthy, and safe environments. While sometimes the work seems focused on making sure properties are stable and improved, this series highlights the quality-of-life impact of RAD on people.  

The first of these photo essays is about  the impact on residents of the RAD conversion of the Lakeview Tower project in Baltimore. Resident members of Baltimore Housing's Resident Advisory Board (RAB) including  Mr. Wallace Craig (a resident for 17 years), Ms. Sharon Jones (a 31 year resident of Bel-Park Towers, another property rehabilitated through RAD), and Ms. Ella Broadway (President of the RAB), share their impressions of the RAD process for Lakeview Tower.  Additional photo essays can be found here.

Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority Names RAD Property after Resident Leader. See the video of the surprise announcement made by CMHA CEO Jeffrey Patterson in honor of long-time resident leader, Lillian Davis, by clicking here.

Helpful Info for Residents. Check out HUD’s toolkit for public housing residents whose agencies are using RAD, including an Overview of RAD and many helpful Q&As on how RAD will affect residents and what they can expect during a RAD conversion process.