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
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
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
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
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
Many cities face challenges as they seek to increase their tax base, population density, or affordable housing stock through new development. Multiple strategies exist for addressing this desire: courting developers using incentives, perpetuating suburban sprawl through pioneering new green fields, hyping city dwellers’ quality of life in order to attract a large employer that will… Read More 6 Reasons Why Cities Need to Public Partner with Public Housing Authorities for Development