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
What is your background, and what exactly is Urban- Think Tank? I am an American/Venezuelan architect, currently based in Zurich, Switzerland. Together with co-founder Hubert Klumpner, I started multidisciplinary design practice Urban Think Tank in 1998 in Caracas, Venezuela. Our firm is working on a variety of projects, most of them in developing countries. Typical… Read More Our housing policies are outdated
A recent article in the Investor brought up that affordable housing in India is set to see increased funding. The finance department is going to create a fund that will be for affordable housing construction. The government is making a concerted effort to increase the amount of housing for those in lower income brackets… Read More India Increasing Affordable Housing
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
This article comes from our friends at UrbaMonde. Please visit their site by clicking here. The project urbaBahia targets all low-income people who do not have sufficient means to maintain rent and do not have a home belonging to them (commonly known as “homeless” in Brazil) of Bahia, represented and articulated through the different… Read More Affordable Housing Development in Brazil
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
Chili is known as a beautiful South American country that receives interest from tourists from around the world. However; in recent years the provision of social and affordable housing has roared back to the forefront. The history of affordable housing in Chili is actually long and quite interesting. The programs in comparison to other countries in… Read More Chili is Leading the Affordable Housing Movement in South America.