MERCER COUNTY —
It’s too soon to say if RAD would affect staffing, but Livadas said staff members would spend less times preparing on reports for HUD.
The review can’t hurt the authority, even if officials decide not to go with RAD, Livadas said.
“It’s very exciting,” she said. “It’s super-super exciting. I admit it’s a little scary, but there’s no commitment until December. There are a lot of unknowns, for sure.”
Livadas said she believes HUD is moving toward RAD as standard operating procedure. It’s matter of deciding whether now is the time to jump on board the train, or wait and hope there will be more incentives later, she said.
Board member Timothy Jablon said he likes the prospect of being able to act more like a private company.
“If things change you can change with them,” he said. “Now, you’re stuck with what HUD (money) comes down.”
Board President Carol Gurrera said she approved of how authority staff is going about the evaluation of RAD.
“I think you’re wise to proceed with the planning,” she said. “I think you’re going into it more with your eyes open.”