By Mary-Rain O’Meara A recent article by KRON 4 in San Francisco referenced a study which placed the city on the top of the list for the world’s highest rents. Average rents in San Francisco are high at $3,500 per unit, but it isn’t the only Bay Area city on the high rents list. San… Read More HOPE SF: Preserving Affordability in the World’s Highest Rent City
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
Every region of the county has leadership advocating for the provision of more affordable housing. The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of affordable housing innovation and leadership. The innovation is further buoyed by being the home to several Moving to Work agencies. Although nobody highlighted in this blog asked for it, they are all deserving… Read More 3 Public Housing Heroes in the Pacific Northwest to Know
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
We in the affordable housing sector can only do the work based on the funding we receive. We need world class politicians to help us get the most funding possible to support the programs we administer. Below you will learn about 5 politicians who have advocated and supported affordable housing programs. Patty Murray- Senator Washington… Read More 4 Powerful Public Housing Supporters in Politics You Should Know