5 Things I Learned Leaving a Public Housing Authority for a Medicaid Agency

I have worked most of my career in the public housing realm.  Whether it was learning a caseload and HQS in Walla Walla, running the MTW program and writing admin/acop plans in Tacoma or implementing mobile technology at the Seattle Housing Authority, my career has been PHA heavy.  I spent a few years in the… Read More 5 Things I Learned Leaving a Public Housing Authority for a Medicaid Agency

A World Without Federal Affordable Housing Programs- Part I

  Imagining a Non-Federal Affordable Housing System The federal government has proven they cannot be trusted to deal with the affordable housing and homeless crisis taking place throughout the USA.  Public housing operating and capital funds continue to be eroded with the latest presidential budget threatening to completely kill off the capital funds program.  Funds… Read More A World Without Federal Affordable Housing Programs- Part I

Housing Policy: How the National vs. Local Disconnect is Harming Cities

I recently had a chance to meet and hear from Dr. Rudiger Ahrend the head for the Urban Programme in the OECD’s Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development.   He gave a presentation at Housing Europe’s yearly conference regarding the rise of large cities and the challenges that it presents for housing.  Dr. Ahrend… Read More Housing Policy: How the National vs. Local Disconnect is Harming Cities