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
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
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
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?
Many republicans support affordable housing but there is a good portion of them that do not. Here are some of the reasons Republicans should support affordable housing. Construction Jobs: Republicans are often looking for ways to boost the economy and stimulate jobs. One of the greatest indicators of a healthy economy is how many… Read More 5 Reasons Why Republicans Should Support Affordable Housing
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