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
Many people are shocked to learn that Arizona’s Medicaid Department ((AHCCCS) plays such a large role in the affordable housing and homeless world. In many ways, the role has increased in the last year and will continue to grow. Arizona is not the only Medicaid system where housing subsidy and development are embedded. States like… Read More 5 Reasons Why Your State Should Have the Medicaid Department Run Housing and Homeless Programs
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
I recently moved to Phoenix, Arizona and was amazed at how expansive and sprawly it really is. Every city block feels monstrous in size and I sometimes think it will take me 15 minutes to make it a mile. I found an apartment that is an 8 minute walk to work so I don’t deal… Read More How Our Sprawling Cities Hurt the Poor
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
What is laneway housing? Self-contained, low-rise homes that are built within the yards of detached homes, commonly where garages were situated. They are accessed via the back lane, hence the name. What are the benefits? Increased affordable housing in expensive city regions; More populated cities with all types of family make-up; ‘Gentle density’; Transformation of… Read More Laneway housing: a way to create vibrant, resident-filled cities?