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

Largest Public Housing Authorities in Arizona by Unit Count

The State of Arizona is under-resourced compared to other states across the USA.  Phoenix is one of the largest cities but has less units than Cleveland, Ohio. 1.Phoenix Housing–9500 units 2.Tucson Housing- 6300 total units 3. AHCCCS programs- 3143 units This is an outlier program as the State Medicaid department subsidizes thousands of persons with mental illness… Read More Largest Public Housing Authorities in Arizona by Unit Count

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

3 Public Housing Heroes in the Pacific Northwest to Know

Every region of the county has leadership advocating for the provision of more affordable housing.  The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of affordable housing innovation and leadership.  The innovation is further buoyed by being the home to several Moving to Work agencies. Although nobody highlighted in this blog asked for it, they are all deserving… Read More 3 Public Housing Heroes in the Pacific Northwest to Know

5 Reasons Why Republicans Should Support Affordable Housing

  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