RAD Photo Essays & Case Studies
As RAD celebrates converting 100,000 public housing homes, the following photo essay series documents the experience from the residentās perspective. The purpose of RAD is to preserve and improve affordable housing so that residents can live in stable, healthy, and safe environments. This series is meant to highlight the real-life impact of RAD. After all, the success of RAD isn't measured in dollars but in people. We are excited to share how lives have been and will continue to be affected by RAD in a positive way. To view the essays, click on the pictures below. Previous case studies are also available below the photo essays.
HUD produces numerous RAD case studies to help inform public housing and affordable housing providers as to the benefits of RAD. These case studies shine a spotlight on numerous types of RAD conversions that have closed successfully, and successfully preserved housing for low-income tenants.
Here are the case studies published to date:
- Winder, Georgia: The Winder Housing Authority Creates a One-Stop-Shop at the Wimberly Center for Community Development. (Published 7/2020)
- Private case study by Novogradac examining, HTCs and RAD Projects on a Smaller Scale, "The Case of Liberty Village and Liberty Square in Groesbeck, Texas". (Published 11/2018)
- Lavonia, GA leveraging RAD's increased income predictability and reduced regulatory burdens to positively impact the stability and operations of small PHAs. (Published 9/27/2016)
- Boulder, CO combining RAD, MTW, LIHTCs and Section 18 Demo-Dispositions to deliver high-impact housing and resident opportunity enhancements. (Published 4/21/2016)
- Ann Arbor, MI where a portfolio conversion improved the homes and lives of its residents. (Published 3/31/2016)
- Sharswood/Blumberg, PA used the RAD program to jump start their comprehensive Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Planning Grant housing strategy.
- Long Beach, CA where RAD is used to serve veterans and seniors. (January 8, 2016)
- Macon-Bibb County, GA, pioneers of the RAD program. (December 3, 2015)
- Elgin, IL, where resident seniors and persons-with-disabilities are active in the cause. (November 10, 2015)
- Fresno, CA, where public housing facing substantial capital needs used RAD as a means to finance the rehabilitation of multiple developments. (Published 10/29/2015)
- DeKalb, GA, where resident engagement was the key to the success of a large portfolio's conversion to RAD. (Published 10/29/2015)
- Lexington, KY, used innovating financing and residential engagement to successfully execute substantial rehabilitation.(Published 7/21/2015)
- Franklin, VA, who did a full RAD conversion of a small PHA portfolio.(Published 12/12/2014)
- Southern Nevada, where the PHA was able to convert to RAD on a tight deadline. (Published 12/12/2014)
- Montgomery County, MD showcased how to convert to RAD in a high-cost area. (Published 11/5/2014)
- Haverhill, MA used the second component of RAD to preserve housing created under Section 236. (Published 11/5/2014)
- Lexington, NC, financed substantial rehabilitation of its entire portfolio. (Published 11/5/2014)
- Ilion, NY, where a small PHA successfully leveraged private financing. (Published 11/5/2014)
- Cambridge, MA combined RAD with the Moving to Work program to preserve affordable housing. (Published 9/24/2014)
- Broward County, FL utilized effective resident engagement to proceed through the RAD process. (Published 9/24/2014)