RAD Conversions Lead to Tenant Harassment and Evictions
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-New York City) has announced that he plans to sell 1/3 of NYCHA public housing to private real estate interests. This sale will put 62,000 public housing apartments in the hands of private real estate developers and investors. Mayor de Blasio is disguising the sale by describing it a RAD conversion to Section 8 housing. In Maryland and Virginia, RAD conversions have lead to tenant harassment and evictions due to loss of tenant protections.
- Public housing complexes that Baltimore officials sold to developers under the #RAD program evicted tenants too quickly and without proper notice ; does this await @NYCHA tenants thanks to @BilldeBlasio ? Tenants evicted improperly from Baltimore’s privatized public housing, complaint alleges [The Baltimore Sun]
- The #RAD program, under which @BilldeBlasio promises to convert and sell 1/3 of @NYCHA, has led to unlawful threats of eviction and discrimination against families w/ children and disabled in Virginia. The Hopes and Fears Around Ben Carson’s Favorite Public Housing Program [CityLab]
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Showing why RAD is Bad at Queensbridge Houses
On 3 March, we were distributing flyers at the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, Queens.
Flyering in #QueensbridgeHouses against @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio’s plan to sell 1/3 of @NYCHA to the private sector. #RAD is bad. #HandsOffNYCHA #notimetowaste #OurHomes #OurHouses pic.twitter.com/EGQ1s1YixG
— Fight For NYCHA (@FightForNYCHA) March 3, 2019
City Hall Rally
On 10 February, members of Fight For NYCHA held a rally in at the steps of City Hall to call attention to the risks and dangers of the announced plans by Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-New York City) to sell 1/3 of NYCHA (approx. 62,000 apartments) to private landlords.
— Fight For NYCHA (@FightForNYCHA) February 10, 2019