A report that includes surveys with residents on RAD/PACT by Human Rights Watch, a nonprofit that investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. We are roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. We direct our advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices. To ensure our independence, we refuse government funding and carefully review all donations to ensure that they are consistent with our policies, mission, and values. We partner with organizations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims.
Continue reading Human Rights Watch Sounds Alarm on RAD
Deborah Thorpe, supervising attorney at the National Housing Law Project, Vanessa Walsh, resident of Harlem River Houses, Janine Henderson, resident of Ocean Bay houses, Kristen Hackett, PhD Candidate at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Ed Goetz, Professor at University of Minnesota speak on the RAD/PACT program.
Continue reading Public Housing Is Going Private—and Residents Are Fighting Back | The American Prospect
An oped by Jackson Gandour, the 2020-2021 NYU School of Law Fellow at Human Rights Watch.
Continue reading The Promise of Public Housing | The Progressive
An oped by Norman Siegel and Pedro Wolfe are respectively a civil rights lawyer and a student at Skidmore College.
Continue reading Keep public housing public: There are too many risks to private management | New York Daily News
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Shamus Roller is the executive director of the National Housing Law Project. He is formerly the executive director of Housing California.
Jessica Cassella is a staff attorney at the National Housing Law Project’s Washington, D.C., office.
Continue reading The Promise and Peril of HUD’s RAD Program | Shelterforce
NHLP is a legal advocacy center focused on increasing, preserving, and improving affordable housing; expanding and enforcing the rights of low-income tenants and homeowners; and increasing housing opportunities for protected classes. Our organization provides technical assistance and policy support on a range of housing issues to legal services attorneys and other advocates nationwide. In addition, NHLP hosts the national Housing Justice Network, a vast field network of over 1,000 community-level housing advocates and tenant leaders, many of whom practice in jurisdictions that have converted properties to RAD, are in the processing of converting properties to RAD, or wish to convert properties to RAD.
Continue reading Legal Advocates Detail Residents’ RAD Problems in Letter to HUD Secretary Carson
David Prater is an attorney with Disability Rights Maryland, formerly Maryland Disability Law Center. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continue reading Baltimore public housing plan needs scrutiny, oversight | Baltimore Sun