City Council Candidates, Electeds Lock Horns Over NYCHA RAD Program

City Council candidates in both Brooklyn and Manhattan have joined forces to shoot down two programs the city is pursuing to expedite much-needed repairs and pump more money into the cash-strapped New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

But several elected officials say the programs are much-needed and present opportunities to decentralize NYCHA.

The programs in question include the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, and the citys Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) version, in NYCHA buildings while some city officials are sticking to their guns in defense of the programs.

Saratoga Square, at 55 Saratoga Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant utilized the RAD program. Photo from GDSNY Architechture. City Council candidates in both Brooklyn and Manhattan have joined forces to shoot down two programs the city is pursuing to expedite much-needed repairs and pump more money into the cash-strapped New York […]

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