UK, Social Housing and Universal Credit: Were I.T. Implications Truly Considered?

Intro: We here at ^Housing Futures strive to bring the latest and most interesting developments to our readers in the field of social housing.  The changes in the UK around social housing in the last few years have been dramatic and shifting.  Universal Credit is one of the largest changes in social housing anywhere in… Read More UK, Social Housing and Universal Credit: Were I.T. Implications Truly Considered?

Dutch Social Housing: A Long and Powerful Tradition

Linda Dreier | Patrick Kammerzelt | Philipp Ringswirth | Marlene Samhaber | Julia Staufer Click here to read the first part of this series entitled 5 Austrians Define Dutch Social Housing How a Schip impacted the social housing movement Our trip started at Vienna’s famous Karl-Marx-Hof. As a first step in Amsterdam, we, therefore, decide… Read More Dutch Social Housing: A Long and Powerful Tradition

Affordable Housing and Tenant Engagement: Part II

For nearly 30 years, Professor David Mullins has conducted research on a range of topics relating to social housing.  He has coauthored a number of books, including Housing Policy in the UK (2006), After Council Housing (2010), and Hybridising Housing Organisations (2013). As a Professor of Housing Policy, he leads the Housing and Communities Research Group in the School of Social… Read More Affordable Housing and Tenant Engagement: Part II

Affordable Housing and Tenant Empowerment-Part I

For nearly 30 years, Professor David Mullins has conducted research on a range of topics relating to social housing.  He has coauthored a number of books, including Housing Policy in the UK (2006), After Council Housing (2010), and Hybridising Housing Organisations (2013). As a Professor of Housing Policy, he leads the Housing and Communities Research… Read More Affordable Housing and Tenant Empowerment-Part I

Public Housing and City Partnerships: How Collaboration Can Lead to Development

In part I of this series, I gave 6 compelling reasons why your city should be working with housing authorities for development. Outside of the reasons given, there are more advantages to working with a public housing authority. The Housing Authority Advantage: Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in America are often in a unique position to… Read More Public Housing and City Partnerships: How Collaboration Can Lead to Development

Integrated Housing Programs for Vulnerable Households in Central-Eastern Europe

The HomeLab project tests the integrated provision of housing, employment and social services in the framework of the Social Rental Enterprise model. The experimental project is implemented in the so-called Visegrad Four (V4) countries: Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland, where five pilots with somewhat diverse focus are carried. The target groups include the… Read More Integrated Housing Programs for Vulnerable Households in Central-Eastern Europe

The Tacoma Housing Authority is Disrupting College Homelessness:

 by April Black A partnership between Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) and Tacoma Community College (TCC) is beginning to get national attention for its unique attempt to help homeless students reach graduation. Housing and food insecurity are growing problems amongst college students across the nation. These problems were highlighted in two separate articles in the New… Read More The Tacoma Housing Authority is Disrupting College Homelessness:

Student Housing in Italy, Challenges, Opportunities and Innovation

Student housing in Italy is not regarded as an asset class, while in other countries across Europe it is. Why not? Can it be? Urbanpromo Housing Sociale’s second Friday morning session was dedicated to answering these questions. Two speakers introduced student housing in Spain and France, followed by a panel discussion focusing on the Italian… Read More Student Housing in Italy, Challenges, Opportunities and Innovation

Italy trying to prepare housing for massive boom of elderly

No topic appears to be more cultural related than dealing with ageing among tenants, as we learned at the ‘Senior Social Housing’ session of the Urbanpromo social housing conference in Turin. After introductions by Francesco Cocco on housing project for elderly in Barcelona and Gaullaume Lelong of Domitys about French elderly housing, we received  a very… Read More Italy trying to prepare housing for massive boom of elderly