Since 2015, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) has converted several of its public housing sites under the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. A benefit of the RAD program is that major renovations to aging buildings are made through private investment to preserve affordable housing and improve the quality of life for low-income residents.

RAD Conversion – Phase I and II

The properties that were selected for Phases I and II of HABC’s RAD conversions consisted mainly of mixed-population buildings. To date, 20 RAD renovations are currently underway or have been completed, including:

  • The Ellerslie Apartments
  • The Brentwood Apartments
  • Bernard E. Mason
  • Hollins House
  • The Wyman House
  • Pleasant View Gardens (senior building)
  • Pleasant View Gardens Townhomes
  • Hillside Park Apartments
  • The Terraces Senior Building
  • Monument East
  • Primrose Place
  • Bel Park Tower
  • Lakeview Towers
  • Broadway Overlook
  • Govans Manor
  • Chase House
  • McCulloh Homes Extension
  • The Allendale Apartments
  • Herritage Crossing
  • J. Van Story Branch

Before & During RAD Conversion Sample Images

Ellerslie Before_2.jpg
The Brentwood Before and After-90.jpg
Wyman House Before and After-38.jpg

After RAD Conversion Sample Images

Ellerslie After_4.jpg
Lakeview Tower Before and After-43.jpg
Wyman House Before and After-93.jpg (1)


The following sites are expected to convert within the next 6 to 8 years (from 2019):

  • Perkins Homes
  • Poe Homes
  • McCulloh Homes