One of the reasons I decided to move back to the PNW is because I missed the weather. That seems like a crazy thing to say but after 1 year of Phoenix heat, I tapped out and got my ass back to the rain. There were a number of reasons that Portland made the most… Read More Portland’s Affordable Housing Bond: Where Are We Now?
Public Housing Authorities and the Medicaid system need to work together. We are going to attempt to create a better common understanding in Portland on April 29th and April 30th. The PNRC NAHRO conference will bring together Medicaid directors from 3 states. Oregon, Washington and Arizona will send their directors to discuss affordable housing. Lets… Read More Can Medicaid Support Public Housing and Homeless Systems?- Come to Portland NAHRO to Find Out
It might sound counter-intuitive, but Arizona’s Medicaid also called AHCCCS is becoming one of the major players combating homelessness in the state. Arizona’s Medicaid system is already one of the most well run and well thought Medicaid programs in the country. The advances by AHCCCS, their health plans, behavioral health plans and providers are well… Read More Arizona’s Medicaid System is Fighting Homelessness
We ran this series last year to highlight several leaders in public housing. Today we are going to look at a couple more leaders you should know. Greg Forner- New Orleans- In June 2014, Gregg Fortner was appointed Executive Director of the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) to manage the daily operations of the… Read More 5 Public Housing Leaders You Should Know About
This article was written by Olivia Caldwell and was originally posted on the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa’s website. The original article can be found here- Billions of people in emerging markets live in informal, self-built housing. According to the World Bank, over 75% of the housing stock in sub-Saharan Africa is self-built. This… Read More Can an app really make housing safer for billions? iBuild’s potential
Many people are shocked to learn that Arizona’s Medicaid Department ((AHCCCS) plays such a large role in the affordable housing and homeless world. In many ways, the role has increased in the last year and will continue to grow. Arizona is not the only Medicaid system where housing subsidy and development are embedded. States like… Read More 5 Reasons Why Your State Should Have the Medicaid Department Run Housing and Homeless Programs
Housing is what I love. I never thought about doing anything else since my first day in grad school. That is why many people thought I was losing it when I left my job in Seattle and moved to Phoenix to work for the Medicaid department. However; working for a Medicaid agency has completely changed… Read More How Quitting My Job In Public Housing for a Job with Medicaid Made Me a Better Houser