Throughout the world, it is clear that rents are escalating in capital cities and making it harder for normal people and families to exist in those places. From London to Paris and from New York to Sydney and Hong Kong, prices keep increasing to the point people need to move. There is one city… Read More Is Berlin the Affordable Housing Beacon of Hope?
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
Leadership in affordable housing is something we should all be following and supporting. We should be especially proud how many women who are minorities have taken such defining and important leadership roles within our industry. While there is work to do and affordable housing like other industries need to improve, these women are forging quite… Read More 5 Multi-Cultural Women Leading the Way in Affordable Housing
The world around us is changing extremly quickly and for those who live in social housing, it is extremly important that they can keep up. Of particular importance is the idea of digital inclusion. Digital inclusion refers to issues around unequal access by those who have less to technology, internet, hardware and really anything that… Read More Public Housing and Digital Inclusion
I recently moved to Phoenix, Arizona and was amazed at how expansive and sprawly it really is. Every city block feels monstrous in size and I sometimes think it will take me 15 minutes to make it a mile. I found an apartment that is an 8 minute walk to work so I don’t deal… Read More How Our Sprawling Cities Hurt the Poor
Many cities face challenges as they seek to increase their tax base, population density, or affordable housing stock through new development. Multiple strategies exist for addressing this desire: courting developers using incentives, perpetuating suburban sprawl through pioneering new green fields, hyping city dwellers’ quality of life in order to attract a large employer that will… Read More 6 Reasons Why Cities Need to Public Partner with Public Housing Authorities for Development
It is always interesting to look at large scale housing sites to see how they perform and where improvements in the future could be made. Today, we examine the 5 largest properties in the USA. Queensbridge Housing- New York Housing Authority- Located in Long Island City, Queens, is now North America’s largest housing project… Read More 5 of the Largest Public Housing Properties in the USA