Rockford Housing Authority’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Plan (RAD)– Rockford Housing Authority’s plan to convert 1100 public housing units through HUD’s RAD program will allow the Authority to secure private investments to meet its mission of transforming houses into homes. Rockford Housing Authority is subject to 1 for 1 unit replacement requirements under RAD. The rehabilitated or newly constructed affordable housing units will be located in neighborhoods of choice, providing residents with increased opportunities of education, transportation and employment.
Fairgrounds Valley RAD– Fairgrounds Valley has been awarded a multi-phase RAD conversion consisting of three phases. Phase 1 will include 43 units of replacement housing for current Fairgrounds residents. These units will be new constructions, located in an opportunity area on South New Towne drive close to education, transportation and job opportunities. Phase 2 will consist of 106 units of Scattered Site housing offering residents a choice of neighborhoods and increased opportunity. Phase 3 will be newly constructed units on the original site of Fairgrounds Valley housing development. Following the Choice Neighborhoods infill housing plan for phase 3 will bring additional investment to Ellis Heights and continue the good work started with the transformation plan.
Scattered Sites RAD– Rockford Housing Authority currently owns approximately 300 scattered sites units throughout the City of Rockford. All units will undergo rehabilitation and modernization providing residents with energy efficient modernized housing units.
Orton Keyes RAD– The Orton Keyes RAD plan will upgrade and modernize all 175 units of this development. Rehabilitation of these units will include added interior unit amenities, onsite laundry facilities and improved community spaces that will make Orton Keyes a neighborhood of choice.
Brewington Oaks Redevelopment– After in depth analysis and multiple studies, it has been determined that to best serve current and future tenants of this development, Brewington Oaks must be demolished and redeveloped. Through these analysis’s it has been deemed that the two high-rise towers consisting of 418 units are obsolete. Rockford Housing Authority’s redevelopment plan reflects the need to replace these units with smaller assisted housing developments… exactly how is currently under review. A joint panel of Brewington residents and community members are currently reviewing what possibilities exist and how they may fit into a regional housing plan.