In 2017, I went to Amsterdam to the first ever International Public and Social Housing Festival. Public housing staff from over 20 different countries were present at events that lasted for over a week. I was the only American at the event and found the sessions and networking to be exciting and innovative in nature.… Read More 3 Reasons American Public Housing Professionals Must Attend the International Social Housing Festival In Lyon, France
As affordable housing continues to become a larger and larger issue throughout the USA, the topic of supported housing services is becoming more important. It is simply almost impossible to house many individuals without strong supports in place to assist them. These can be the chronically homeless, persons with serious mental illness, general mental health… Read More 4 Innovative Medicaid Supported Housing Programs in the USA You Should Know
By Andrea Bell & Josh Crites The Portland Metro area just passed one of the most impressive affordable housing bonds in the country. Voters agreed to a $658 million-dollar bond that will help develop upwards of 4,000 affordable housing units over the next decade. What populations will be served is not yet known but it… Read More Portland’s Metro Affordable Housing Bond: How Medicaid Could Fund The Services
The State of Arizona is under-resourced compared to other states across the USA. Phoenix is one of the largest cities but has less units than Cleveland, Ohio. 1.Phoenix Housing–9500 units 2.Tucson Housing- 6300 total units 3. AHCCCS programs- 3143 units This is an outlier program as the State Medicaid department subsidizes thousands of persons with mental illness… Read More Largest Public Housing Authorities in Arizona by Unit Count
Medicaid agencies and healthcare plans across the USA are working cross-sector and exploring ways in which housing can help stabilize and improve medical outcomes for their members. Lets examine 5 innovative projects, partnerships and programs out there. 1- Seattle/King County Housing Authority and King County Public Health- These organizations came together to do a data… Read More 5 Health Care and Housing Innovations You Should Know
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
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?