6 Reasons Why Cities Need to Public Partner with Public Housing Authorities for Development

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

5 of the Largest Public Housing Properties in the USA

  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

The 6 Largest Cities in the USA and a Count of Their Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Units

  Apparently the size of your city has nothing to do with how affordable housing the federal government issues.  While New York and Chicago seem to be somewhat reasonable, Phoenix has less affordable housing then the city of Cleveland or Baltimore.  I wonder if Toledo, Ohio might have more than Phoenix. New York-  Population- 8,550,000… Read More The 6 Largest Cities in the USA and a Count of Their Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Units

Lessons from a Planned Community: Poverty, Adversity and Overcoming

  The Tillicum community is designated as a neighborhood in the City of Lakewood, bordering the I-5 corridor, Camp Murray (JBLM), American Lake, and the Tacoma Country Club.  The City of Lakewood is demographically diverse, but is troubled with harsh divisiveness between the rich and poor.  Tillicum, Springbrook, and American Lake Gardens are three of… Read More Lessons from a Planned Community: Poverty, Adversity and Overcoming

Regional Planning and Affordable Housing Development in Nicaragua

Please visit the website for our friends at UrbaMonde.  This story is re-posted from their site.  The Matagalpa land management project aims to build a regional management body for the Rio Grande watershed in Nicaragua. The Matagalpa region is located in central Nicaragua. It has a rugged topography and has a network of communication channels very deficient. Its… Read More Regional Planning and Affordable Housing Development in Nicaragua

Hjaltland Housing Association and Shetland Islands Council reflect on the improved social outcomes for young Islanders thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

By Phillip Morrison-Gale Over the past 6 years, ‘The Hub Project’  has provided a wide range of housing and skills outreach activities to meet the individual needs of Looked after Children (LAC) aging out of care in the Shetland Islands. Service users of the Hub were provided with safe, comfortable accommodation and regular access to support… Read More Hjaltland Housing Association and Shetland Islands Council reflect on the improved social outcomes for young Islanders thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

4 Innovative Public Housing Directors You Should Know

Innovation and public housing has not always gone hand in hand.  However; things are changing and we are finding housing authorities are leading the way in innovation and housing.  Innovation often needs leadership and today we are examining 4 leaders you should know. Andrew Lofton-Seattle Housing Authority- From creating a policy department to pushing the… Read More 4 Innovative Public Housing Directors You Should Know