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

5 Reasons Why Your State Should Have the Medicaid Department Run Housing and Homeless Programs

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

How Quitting My Job In Public Housing for a Job with Medicaid Made Me a Better Houser

Housing is what I love. I never thought about doing anything else since my first day in grad school. That is why many people thought I was losing it when I left my job in Seattle and moved to Phoenix to work for the Medicaid department. However; working for a Medicaid agency has completely changed… Read More How Quitting My Job In Public Housing for a Job with Medicaid Made Me a Better Houser

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

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 Health Care and Housing Innovations You Should Know

Medicaid agencies and healthcare plans across the USA are working cross-sector and exploring ways in which housing can help stabilize and improve medical outcomes for their members.  Lets examine 5 innovative projects, partnerships and programs out there. 1- Seattle/King County Housing Authority and King County Public Health- These organizations came together to do a data… Read More 5 Health Care and Housing Innovations You Should Know