More than 1,700 public housing units to undergo major renovations using RAD
HUD Region II Regional Administrator Lynne Patton joined Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers Executive Director Joe Shuldiner, City of Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, and State and local officials to celebrate the launch of a $300 million, three-year plan to renovate more than 1,700 units of public housing in Yonkers through HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration program (RAD).
The event took place at the site of the first development to be rehabilitated, 200 two and three bedroom apartments at the Dr. James O'Rourke Townhouses in east Yonkers. Residents will have new bathrooms, kitchens, roofing, flooring, boilers and other interior and exterior upgrades. Four additional new units will also be built.
"One of HUD's top priorities is the preservation of affordable housing and I am pleased that the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers has chosen HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program to rehabilitate its public housing stock and insure it will provide safe and decent housing for low income residents in the City of Yonkers for decades to come," said Lynne Patton, HUD Regional Administrator for New York & New Jersey. "I look forward to having our New York Regional Office work with Yonkers to bring this project to fruition."
Also in attendance were New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins; and New York State Assembly members Shelley B. Mayer and Gary Pretlow; and Yonkers Councilman Michael Sabatino.
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