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

Hjaltland Housing Association and Shetland Islands Council reflect on the improved social outcomes for young Islanders thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

By Phillip Morrison-Gale Over the past 6 years, ‘The Hub Project’  has provided a wide range of housing and skills outreach activities to meet the individual needs of Looked after Children (LAC) aging out of care in the Shetland Islands. Service users of the Hub were provided with safe, comfortable accommodation and regular access to support… Read More Hjaltland Housing Association and Shetland Islands Council reflect on the improved social outcomes for young Islanders thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

4 Innovative Public Housing Directors You Should Know

Innovation and public housing has not always gone hand in hand.  However; things are changing and we are finding housing authorities are leading the way in innovation and housing.  Innovation often needs leadership and today we are examining 4 leaders you should know. Andrew Lofton-Seattle Housing Authority- From creating a policy department to pushing the… Read More 4 Innovative Public Housing Directors You Should Know

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

Public Housing and Aboriginals in Australia: Bridging the Gap

Housing in Australia is a major source of contention right now.  There are a lot of new developments taking place both in new construction and policy that keeps housing on the front burner.  However; one population must be looked at with a different lenses.  The native Aboriginal population has been identified to have unique needs… Read More Public Housing and Aboriginals in Australia: Bridging the Gap