RAD Photo Essays & Case Studies

The following photo essay series documents the experience from the resident’s 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. The most recent essay, "RAD in Salisbury, Maryland" can viewed below. Additional essays are available here. In addition to the Photo Essays, HUD produced numerous RAD case studies to help inform public housing and affordable housing providers as to the benefits of RAD. The case studies are available on this web page.

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The Wicomico Housing Authority in Maryland used RAD to replace its single public housing development with multiple properties in and around the city of Salisbury, creating new integrated housing opportunities throughout Wicomico County. (September 7, 2023)


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The McKinney Housing Authority (Texas) successfully redeveloped Merritt Homes. 
Using RAD, and an investment of over $30 million from debt, equity, and local funds, the PHA replaced 150 homes with new deeply affordable housing in a community that has experienced steady economic growth since 2012, including a 400% population increase. (June 5, 2023)


Latest Essays
RAD in Ypsilanti, MI

The Ypsilanti Housing Commission’s (YHC's) Deborah Strong Housing provides high-quality apartments and townhouses for low-income residents and built-in resources to break cycles of poverty.
Published 2/9/2023

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RAD in Los Angeles, CA

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles used RAD and other tools to reinvest in this community to revitalize homes and the lives of those who live there.
Published 5/31/2022

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RAD in Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Housing Solution used RAD and the option to transfer assistance to replace the deep subsidy from Butler Place in new mixed-income communities across Fort Worth, deconcentrating poverty.
Published 4/12/2022

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RAD in Holyoke, MA

RAD in Chicago, IL

RAD in Rockaway, NY

The Holyoke Housing Authority redeveloped and revitalized their properties using a variety of HUD assistance opportunities, creating a community that can better serve the population. Read more...
Published 6/9/2020
The Chicago Housing Authority leveraged two demonstrations, RAD and HUD's Moving to Work (MTW), to benefit its communities providing affordable housing opportunities for seniors, families, and mixed-income households. Read more...
Published 11/20/2019
The New York City Housing Authority, the developers and the residents working together transformed Ocean Bay, the first public housing property in NYC renovated& through the RAD program,& from an apartment complex into a community. Read more...
Published 8/19/2019

RAD in Philadelphia, PA

RAD in Nashville, TN

RAD in El Paso
The Philadelphia Housing Authority transformed a former school building into new residential housing units for senior residents and veterans. Read more...
Published 5/23/2019
The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, Nashville’s one-stop shop for affordable housing, used RAD to transform Cayce Place into a mixed-income, mixed-use neighborhood. Read more...
Published 2/6/2019
The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) used RAD as a reinvestment in this community to help each resident's rental unit feel more like a home. Read more...
Published 2/6/2019
RAD in New Bern RAD in Northfield RAD in Ohio
Participating in the RAD program allowed the New Bern Housing Authority, partnered with Evergreen Partners and TCG Development, to restore this historic housing complex to its original beauty with strong, lasting materials. Read more...
Published 9/6/2018
Through RAD, this senior living community received improvements to their units and the building, including the transformation of some units with new accessibility features so that the tenants can live at the property while still maintaining their independence. Read more...
Published 4/26/2018
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) credits the success of this RAD conversion to the willingness to communicate and get residents involved in the process. Read more...
Published 3/1/2018


RAD in San Francisco RAD in Portland RAD in Baltimore
Residents of this public housing property in San Francisco, CA, were glad to call it home as a result of the renovations made to this property under the RAD program. Read more...
Published 1/18/2018
This property in Portland, ME evolved into a housing community for people living with disabilities and senior, received the renovation deserved by tenants through a RAD program. Read more...
Published 12/11/2017
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City reinstilled trust to residents after using RAD to make major renovations and improvement to the property, creating an environment where residents are happy to call their place home. Read more...
Published 9/21/2017


RAD Case Studies


HUD produced 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: