March 30, 2018

Ask HUD’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

Welcome to “Ask HUD’s OSDBU”, a new blog series hosted by HUD’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), where frequently asked questions are posted with informative responses.  The goal in this blog is to provide information small businesses can use to effectively pursue federal contracting opportunities. Continue reading

March 5, 2018

Rental Assistance Demonstration in Cleveland: Bohn Tower

Mr. Brown shares about his experience being part of the renovation project while living as a tenant in the building.

When the 22-story high rise that he calls home went through a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) conversion, resident Charles Brown decided to take an active role in the transformation.  “When you’re living in a building you care so much about and you get to be part of the process, it makes you feel outstanding,” he said.  Click here to hear more about this model transition and for the list of top recommendations for success based on the solid working relationship between the affordable housing property’s owners and its residents.

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January 18, 2018

Rental Assistance Demonstration in San Francisco: Holly Courts

“We’re glad to be home; it’s beautiful.”  Deborah Gibson and Herman Travis have been residents for 13 years at Holly Courts, the first public housing project built in San Francisco. Their unit was one of 118 that went through a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) conversion that allowed the housing authority to invest in everything from new floors and kitchen appliances to increased lighting that transformed the units into light and airy spaces. Click here to see their newly renovated home and to hear more of their story.

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