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

Housing is Healthcare: Why Public Housing is a Leader in Healthcare Savings

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

Affordable Housing Development in Senegal

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

Public Housing: 3 Innovative Ideas to Better Integrate Seniors

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