Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Toolkit

The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) helps preserve public housing by enabling public housing agencies to access new sources of funding to complete renovations and to preserve the buildings as affordable for the long term. 

The tools below are intended to empower and engage residents as their buildings go through the RAD conversion process to ensure the best possible outcomes. These tools are also a resource for other stakeholders interested in learning about RAD or engaging public housing residents in their communities, including community-based organizations, public agencies, developers, property managers, and advocates.

RAD Lessons Learned Report

The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Transition at the Ocean Bay (Bayside) Apartments: Lessons Learned report, provides insight into and an overview of the resident and development team transition experience at the Ocean Bay apartments in Far Rockaway, Queens, from 2017-2018. 

PACT Development Team Handbook

This handbook, provides an overview of the PACT program for future development teams, highlighting best practices and lessons learned from the first four PACT conversions in New York City.

RAD Video

This video made by residents, for residents, provides information to empower communities affected by RAD. The video was produced by young adults living in NYCHA buildings that participate in Red Hook Initiative’s Digital Stewards program, a nonprofit that provides technology training and career development.

RAD Handbook

Resident Handbook: A Guide to NYCHA RAD Conversion (Spanish)- This handbook provides an introduction to the RAD program, an overview of resident rights and protections under RAD, and guidance on how residents can prepare for a RAD conversion.

RAD Curriculum

The RAD curriculum is a visual, interactive resource that facilitators can present to an audience, be it residents going through a RAD conversion or groups interested in learning about RAD, such as resident leadership, community-based organizations, public agencies, developers, property managers, or advocates.

How to use this Curriculum:

Those interested in using this curriculum to educate and engage others in the RAD program are advised to familiarize themselves with the Facilitator’s Guide and Student Packet. The Facilitator’s Guide contains background information as well as instructions for how to use the slides, handouts, and activities with a group. Each section has complementary, optional slides. The handouts and activities contained in the curriculum can also be used independently.

This Curriculum Includes: 

1. Facilitator’s Guide containing three sections:

2. Student Packet of handouts and activities

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