Can an app really make housing safer for billions? iBuild’s potential

This article was written by Olivia Caldwell and was originally posted on the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa’s website.  The original article can be found here- Billions of people in emerging markets live in informal, self-built housing. According to the World Bank, over 75% of the housing stock in sub-Saharan Africa is self-built. This… Read More Can an app really make housing safer for billions? iBuild’s potential

3 Reasons American Public Housing Professionals Must Attend the International Social Housing Festival In Lyon, France

In 2017, I went to Amsterdam to the first ever International Public and Social Housing Festival. Public housing staff from over 20 different countries were present at events that lasted for over a week. I was the only American at the event and found the sessions and networking to be exciting and innovative in nature.… Read More 3 Reasons American Public Housing Professionals Must Attend the International Social Housing Festival In Lyon, France

Affordable Housing in Sydney Australia: Challenges and A Path Forward

Australia is in big trouble.  In fact, a recent report says that Australia is going to be facing an affordable housing crisis for the next 40 years if action is not taken.   Prices are inflated for both rent and homeowners.  Many young people cannot even believe for a second that they will be able to… Read More Affordable Housing in Sydney Australia: Challenges and A Path Forward

Portland’s Metro Affordable Housing Bond: How Medicaid Could Fund The Services

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

5 Things I Learned Leaving a Public Housing Authority for a Medicaid Agency

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