Allotments in Berlin Looking out from the train heading into Berlin you can pick out miniature houses, complete with gardens, against the backdrop of the city. The houses are on allotments, with a general stated purpose of allowing city-dwellers to reconnect with the land. Known as ‘Kleingärten’ they allow people with relatively little wealth to… Read More Tiny houses meeting big challenges
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
Serving extremely low-income families especially formerly homeless with mental illness is a daunting challenge that many housing authorities take on. The barriers and issues that come with serving these hard to house populations can sometimes lead them back to a state of homelessness when problems arise. Housing authorities are inherently there to help house the… Read More Is Your Housing Authority Working With Medicaid?
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
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
I was writing an article this week and putting together some stats for a presentation when it became alarmingly clear that the State of Arizona and the City of Phoenix have some of the lowest levels of federal affordable housing in the USA. For the size of Phoenix and the population within the state,… Read More Phoenix and the State of Arizona are Severely Under-Resourced for Affordable Housing
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