Public Housing Converted to RAD PBV

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high-rise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 HAs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.

In 2016 The Lakewood Housing Authority converted all of its Public Housing units to RAD Project Based Vouchers. The Lakewood Housing Authority currently owns and manages three developments consisting of a total of 206 senior/disabled apartments through the RAD Project Based Voucher. The Authority has also partnered with a developer to re-develop 62 units of family housing through the HUD RAD program.

Income Limits – Public Housing

New participants’ total annual household income is to be at or below the following amounts in order to be eligible for assistance:

Family Size Income
1 $50,350
2 $57,550
3 $64,750
4 $71,900
5 $77,700
6 $83,450
7 $89,200
8 $94,950
9 $100,650
10 $106,400
11 $112,150
12 $117,900
13 $123,650
14 $129,400
15 $135,150