Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program

In 2014, San Francisco opted to use HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program as an opportunity to transfer public housing buildings to developers with community ties who could rehabilitate and operate the buildings long-term. Chinatown CDC was selected to transform, own and operate four properties: 990 Pacific, 227 Bay, Ping Yuen and North Ping Yuen, increasing our housing portfolio by 576 units.

Resident Engagement on RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) Program
- We outreach to public housing residents and provide advocacy support before, during and after conversion.
- Continuously find opportunities and ways for public housing residents to be engaged and participate in RAD process.
- Continuously building trust/relationship with residents by encouraging resident participation in community building events/meetings.
- Ensure that there is a transparency communication between Chinatown CDC and the residents that their input/feedback will be implemented into the planning process.
- Train and cultivate residents to be leaders of the community.