Can I Live
Can I Live, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) national public housing tenants association dedicated to reducing dependency on government subsidies for HUD-assisted families. Our Mission is to advance affordable housing, economic inclusion, and personal responsibility through advocacy, community and civic engagement, and education.
We believe that all Americans are created equal and possessed of inalienable rights to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and to justice under the law. Yet the entitlements provided to people living at or below poverty are structured to keep them poor while entitlements offered to wealthier Americans and corporations assist in wealth creation and enhanced prosperity.
Resident Council leaders have an ability to respond (responsibility) to the needs of their communities in a way that diplomatically speaks Truth to Power. Unlike other companies that offer resident council training, RADAR is a dose of Reality! It offers leaders real solutions of what can be done NOW leveraging existing tools and resources. R.A.D.A.R. was developed by two professionals with over 50 years of experience working with individuals who share similar backgrounds, interests, and challenges in the public housing arena. The pragmatic nature of the program is reflective of the experiences of R.A.D.A.R.'s creators and can be observed in the curriculum plan of study.
R.A.D.A.R. training is a structured, research-based, hands-on training program designed to equip Resident Councils with the necessary skills required to represent the interest of their respective community. In general, the program encompasses the role of the resident councils effective meetings, budgeting and fundraising, community safety, and a review of HUD Resident Council Regulation requirements.