If you live in a major US city, you certainly have seen the spike in homelessness. In fact, in cities like L.A. San Diego, Seattle, Portland and Phoenix, it has become an epidemic. In many of these situations, the people who are living on the streets are also the highest users of our jail systems,… Read More Housing is Healthcare: Why Public Housing is a Leader in Healthcare Savings
This article comes to us from our friends at UrbaMonde. Please visit their site at https://www.urbamonde.org/en/urbadtk-senegal The urbaDTK project aims to develop the capacity of urban planning of the residents of marginalized neighborhoods. The project has its origins in an initiative of a collective of associations of the Djiddah Thiaroye Kao municipalities, which has been exploring… Read More Affordable Housing Development in Senegal
This is a second in a two-part series on Housing Market Realities. Please click here to read part I- Fourth, there is the distinction between want and need. People need housing, as they need food and clothing. These are not optional choices that can be foregone in favour of other spending preferences. Housing is not… Read More Housing Market Realities: Part II
Create a Jobs Program: Many public and social housing organizations focus on work-able residents. Because of that there is often a lack of focus on senior and disabled residents. Why not find some residents in their golden years who might be interested in working and helping out in some way shape or form. For example… Read More Public Housing: 3 Innovative Ideas to Better Integrate Seniors
Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust (G4SCLT) was constituted in 2011 as the choice of the Granby residents as the vehicle to deliver the aims and objectives of residents trapped in a cycle of under-investment and social exclusion. The aim of the G4SCLT was to ensure that the resident voice became the dominant narrative within… Read More Learning Affordable Housing Development in the U.K-Granby Four Street Community Land Trust
Staff from the Seattle Housing Authority, Lincoln Housing Authority and the Oakland Housing Authority spoke about the Moving to Work (MTW) program at the NAHRO conference in Pittsburgh. MTW is a federal program that gives increased flexibility to public housing authorities in America. The main purpose of this blog is to highlight the areas covered… Read More America and Public Housing: Moving to Work-What Can It Do For You?
Below you will see which PHAs in California have the largest public housing portfolios. Some of these will not be a surprise. Los Angeles Housing Authority- 7193 units County of Los Angeles Housing Authority-2962 units San Francisco Housing Authority-2483 units Sacramento Housing Authority-1699 units Contra Costa County Housing Authority- 1137 units Any surprises here? Don’t… Read More 5 Largest California PHAs by Public Housing Stock
By Mary-Rain O’Meara Since 2012, HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program has offered PHA’s a mechanism to exit their properties from Public Housing and convert to a project-based Section 8 platform. RAD enables PHAs to utilize private debt and other sources of financing for rehabilitation or redevelopment. To date, the RAD program has leveraged over… Read More RAD Conference at HUD Headquarters: 5 Key Take-Aways for PHAs Starting Out
Written By: Elisa E. Vásquez and Monique King-Viehland The Community Development Commission/Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (CDC/HACoLA) is a dynamic, innovative agency created in 1982 by the Board of Supervisors to generate affordable housing and economic redevelopment throughout Los Angeles County and participating cities. Funded primarily with federal grants, the CDC/HACoLA is an… Read More Los Angeles County Housing Authority Proving that Service and Innovation Go Hand and Hand
It is always interesting to think about some of the largest PHAs in the USA. In reality, most of the housing authorities are very small and have somewhere in between 5-15 employees and a couple hundred vouchers and units of housing. Lets dig into some of the bigger ones. This is not a ranking by… Read More 5 Large PHAs Explained in Interesting Numbers!