Advocates Publish Resident Handbook about RAD Conversions

Resident Handbook: A Guide to NYCHA RAD Conversion was published to help residents of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) understand and influence the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) process. Although written for NYCHA residents, the Handbook can also be a useful tool for public housing residents anywhere whose homes will be converted under RAD, are in the process of converting, or already have converted. 

The Handbook provides a basic explanation of RAD; lists potential benefits, risks and uncertainties; and discusses key resident issues. An appendix lists principles that should be included in RAD agreements pertaining to residents, the RAD developer and property manager, and the public housing agency. The Handbook was written by the Community Service Society of New York City, The Legal Aid Society of New York City, and Enterprise Community Partners.

Resident Handbook: A Guide to NYCHA RAD Conversion is available at:

More information about RAD is available on the National Housing Law Project’s website at: and on page 4-15 of NLIHC’s 2018 Advocates’ Guide at: