Butler Place and Relocations
The RAD program directly affects the families residing at Butler Place, an aging public housing property built in the 1940s. The agency is de-concentrating public housing and, in a phased approach, relocating residents to quality, mixed-income apartment complexes in neighborhoods across the city.
The Butler residents have the opportunity to choose their new home from among 20 properties, some of which are brand new and others under construction. They will continue to pay about 30 percent of their adjusted income for rent and have better access to good schools, jobs, transportation, grocery stores and supportive services.
The FWHS Board of Commissioners has not adopted a redevelopment plan for Butler Place. The immediate and highest priority is our residents and their relocations to affordable new homes. A portion of Butler (approximately 17 acres) is on the National Register of Historic Places. Future redevelopment plans will include proposals for ways to preserve its historical value.