RAD

Minnesota Public Radio Features MPHA’s Move to Rehab Twin High-Rises with RAD

8.8.19

“Our mission is quality, well-maintained homes for people of limited means, and we are doing everything we can to make sure folks know that we're not wavering from that mission,” said Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) Interim Executive Director/CEO Tracey Scott in an interview with MPR, Minnesota’s public radio station.

Affordable Housing Finance Highlights HACA’s Success with RAD

7.25.19

In “Austin Goes All in with RADAffordable Housing Finance’s Donna Kimura covers the Housing Authority of the City of Austin’s (HACA) progress in converting its 1,839 public housing units to project-based rental assistance through the RAD program. Now 80 percent complete after three years, HACA is on track to complete its portfolio conversion in the next year and a half.

Upgrades Ahead for 16 Manhattan Public Housing Properties (New York City Housing Authority)

7.11.19

From Multi-Housing News:

Sixteen Manhattan public housing properties will be the latest developments to get much-needed repairs as part of the New York City Housing Authority’s Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program. The improvements, that will impact more than 2,900 residents, will include new bathrooms, kitchens and flooring in apartments as well as replacements of heating systems and full elevator rehabs.

Housing authority investing $190 million in much-needed improvements (Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority)

7.11.19

From LOCAL 12/WKRC-TV:

Upgrades are coming to the region’s largest affordable housing provider. Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority or CMHA says it’s starting to address more than $190 million in much-needed improvements. This will impact the lives of families in our spotlight on childhood poverty a Cincinnati Crisis.

Julian Williams showed us around his new place. “Not everything is where it needs to be. Yeah a great many things that are still packed,” Williams said.

Renovated with a new name: Yonkers welcomes Palisade Towers (Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers)

6.6.19

From News 12 Westchester: 

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and city leaders got an inside look Friday at the newly renovated apartment complex formerly known as the Schlobohm Houses.

The Palisade Towers, at 95 Walsh Road, now has a new outside façade and new elevators, along with new kitchen appliances, countertops and upgraded bathrooms.

Bryan OKs Plan to Build New Housing Units on St. Croix and St. Thomas; Hud Approves Williams Delight Home Ownership Plan (Virgin Islands Housing Authority)

6.6.19

From The Virgin Islands Consortium:

The Virgin Islands Housing Authority’s (V.I.H.A.) Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting on St. Thomas and via conference on St. Croix Wednesday. Two major resolutions presented for approval involved entering agreements to begin development of public housing units into affordable mixed finance, project-based voucher, or rental assistance demonstration rental units on both St. Croix and St. Thomas.

CLPHA’s Sunia Zaterman Discusses the Current Turning Point for Public Housing in Affordable Housing Finance

6.6.19

Part two of Affordable Housing Finance’s special report “Turning Point for Public Housing,” explores tools such as the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) that public housing authorities can use to recapitalize and redevelop properties for their residents and communities.

New Study Explores Resident Perspectives on the RAD Program

6.6.19

A new study conducted by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health examined residents’ experiences and perspectives after a Rental Assistance Demonstration conversion. The researchers, who conducted 30 in-depth interviews with residents across three RAD sites, published their findings in an article for Housing Policy Debate, The ‘Projects’ Are Nice Now”: Resident Perspectives on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program.“

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