85 PALMETTO STREET

580 CENTRAL AVENUE

155 ELDERT STREET

595 EVERGREEN AVENUE

615 EVERGREEN AVENUE

690 EVERGREEN AVENUE

670 EVERGREEN AVENUE

85 COVERT STREET

75 COVERT STREET

160 HIMROD STREET

140 HIMROD STREET

139 HARMAN STREET

251 CENTRAL AVENUE

270 CENTRAL AVENUE

290 CENTRAL AVENUE

310 CENTRAL AVENUE

250 WILSON AVENUE

190 HARMAN STREET

1259 GREENE AVENUE

140 HARMAN STREET

1229 GREENE AVENUE

269 CENTRAL AVENUE

270 WILSON AVENUE

1280 GREENE AVENUE

1240 GREENE AVENUE

289 CENTRAL AVENUE

176 MENAHAN STREET

172 MENAHAN STREET

319 WILSON AVENUE

323 WILSON AVENUE

327 WILSON AVENUE

242 GROVE STREET

238 GROVE STREET

234 GROVE STREET

230 GROVE STREET

226 GROVE STREET

339 WILSON AVENUE

343 WILSON AVENUE

347 WILSON AVENUE

235 LINDEN STREET

239 LINDEN STREET

243 LINDEN STREET

247 LINDEN STREET

251 LINDEN STREET

532 KNICKERBOCKER AVENUE

528 KNICKERBOCKER AVENUE

524 KNICKERBOCKER AVENUE

236 LINDEN STREET

232 LINDEN STREET

228 LINDEN STREET

224 LINDEN STREET

220 LINDEN STREET

357 WILSON AVENUE

361 WILSON AVENUE

365 WILSON AVENUE

1389 GATES AVENUE

1393 GATES AVENUE

1397 GATES AVENUE

1411 GATES AVENUE

1415 GATES AVENUE


Letter sent to residents


By New York Housing Conference - PDF version


Resources on RAD/PACT:

A Video on Rental Assistance Demonstration by Residents, For Residents of Public Housing

Enterprise was pleased to support Red Hook Initiative and resident leaders from the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to create a new video about Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), a federal program to fund repairs in public housing. In New York City, 15,000 public housing apartments are expected to be part of the RAD process, and this video made by residents, for residents, is a powerful means to inform and empower communities that will be affected.   

The video was produced by young adults living in NYCHA that participate in Red Hook Initiative's Digital Stewards program, a nonprofit that provides technology training and career development. The video features resident leaders from NYCHA and documents their journey to Baltimore to meet and learn from residents living in developments that have already undergone RAD. Watch the full video here

Thanks to NYCHA and the resident leaders, community-based organizations, and advocates that have been part of the RAD Roundtable for Resident Rights and Protections.   


RBSCC provided transportation to Hope Gardens Residents to attend a PACT/RAD Meeting organized by NYCHA on July 13th                                          

Residents at a PACT/RAD Meeting in Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza on July 13th.

Residents at a PACT/RAD Meeting in Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza on July 13th.

State Senator Martin Dilan and Assemblyman Erik M. Dilan, in conjunction with NYCHA and RBSCC, organized a PACT/RAD Meeting at Palmetto Gardens on August 31st

NYCHA officials presented the PACT/RAD program to residents at 85 Palmetto Street on August 31st.

Residents were given the opportunity to ask questions to NYCHA about PACT/RAD. Spanish translation was provided.


Palmetto Gardens PACT/RAD Power Point Presentation


The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) is a program administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that allows Public Housing Authorities (PHAs, such as NYCHA) to protect long-­term affordability of public housing units that are in need of rehabilitation and financial support. The RAD program allows PHAs to leverage additional funding, in the form of debt and equity, to make vital improvements to units that would otherwise continue to fall into disrepair. In New York City, the RAD program is called PACT (Permanent Affordability Commitment Together).

What are the goals of the RAD program?

  • To safeguard long-­term housing affordability.
  • To improve developments in need of repairs and modernization.
  • To financially stabilize developments.

PACT Overview:

  • Public-private partnership, not privatization: NYCHA continues to own the land and oversee all major decisions. The Authority also has veto power.
  • Guaranteed public housing rights, including:
    • Paying no more than 30% of income on rent.
    • Automatic lease renewal if resident is in good standing.
    • Succession rights that are grandfathered in for current public housing residents.
  • Building improvements for existing residents, including:
    • Comprehensive mold remediation, roof replacement or façade repairs.
    • New kitchens, bathrooms and flooring, renovated hallways and stairwells.
    • Lighting, new fencing, doors, windows, and new asphalt and concrete site work.
  • Permanent affordability: Contracts that require the units to be permanently affordable are automatically renewed every 20 years, so all apartments remain permanently affordable.
  • Stable federal funding: Funding for renovations, repairs and maintenance shifts from the shrinking, unstable   Public Housing (Section 9) program to the more stable Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program, providing residents with long-term security.
  • Short-term temporary relocation during repairs might be required.
  • New property management and changes in the parameters to determine unit size.

La Estrategia de Asistencia de Alquiler (RAD por sus siglas en Inglés) es un programa administrado por el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los Estados Unidos (HUD) que permite a las Autoridades Públicas de Vivienda (PHAs, como por ejemplo NYCHA) proteger a largo plazo la asequibilidad de las unidades de vivienda pública que requieren rehabilitación y apoyo financiero. El programa RAD permite a dichas Autoridades tener acceso a financiación adicional, en forma de deuda y acciones, para llevar a cabo mejoras imprescindibles a unidades que de otra forma seguirían deteriorándose. En la Ciudad de
Nueva York, el programa RAD se llama PACT (las siglas en inglés para Compromiso para la Asequibilidad Permanente Juntos).

¿Cuáles son los objetivos de RAD?

  • Salvaguardar la asequibilidad de la vivienda a largo plazo
  • Mejorar los edificios que requieran reparaciones y modernización
  • Estabilizar la situación financiera de los edificios

Resumen de PACT:

  • Colaboración Público-Privada, no privatización: NYCHA seguirá teniendo la propiedad del suelo y supervisará todas las decisiones importantes. La Autoridad también tendrá poder de veto.
  • Derechos de vivienda pública garantizados, incluyendo:
    • Pagar no más del 30% de sus ingresos en renta.
    • Renovación automática del contrato de alquiler si el residente está en regla.
    • Derecho de sucesión para los residentes de vivienda pública actuales.
  • Mejoras en los edificios para los residents actuales, incluyendo:
    • Eliminación de moho, reconstrucción de techos o reparaciones en las fachadas.
    • Cocinas, baños y suelos nuevos, recibidores, pasillos y escaleras renovados.
    • Iluminación, vallas, puertas y ventanas nuevos, y trabajos en el asfalto y el hormigón.
  • Asequibilidad permanente: Los contratos que requieren que las viviendas sean permanentemente asequibles se renuevan automáticamente cada 20 años, así que todos los apartamentos se mantienen permanentements asequibles.
  • Financiación federal estable: La financiación para renovaciones, reparaciones y mantenimiento cambia del programa      encogido e inestable de Vivienda Pública (Sección 9) al programa más estable de Housing Choice Voucher (Sección 8), dando seguridad a largo plazo a los residents.
  • Traslado temporal a corto plazo durante las reparaciones puede ser necesario.
  • Nueva gerencia de la propiedad y cambios en los parámetros que determinan el tamaño de la unidad.