RAD

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.“

CLPHA's Executive Director tells Affordable Housing Finance How RAD Can Be a Turning Point for Public Housing

4.26.19

In Affordable Housing Finance's article "Turning Point for Public Housing," CLPHA' Executive Director Sunia Zaterman says of the massive capital needs backlog facing public housing authorities that  “[t]he handwriting has been on the wall. The funding levels were not sustainable."

Opening near TCC-South Campus: Affordable housing for the workforce (Fort Worth Housing Solutions)

4.11.19

From the City of Fort Worth, TX's website:

Fort Worth Housing Solutions will open Campus Apartments, its newest affordable housing community, near Tarrant County College-South Campus in late March.

The 224-unit community features 10 market-rate units and 214 units for households earning less than 60 percent of the area’s median income. Fifteen of the affordable units will be new homes for families relocating from Butler Place Apartments under HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program.

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