Housing is Healthcare: Why Public Housing is a Leader in Healthcare Savings

If you live in a major US city, you certainly have seen the spike in homelessness.  In fact, in cities like L.A. San Diego, Seattle, Portland and Phoenix, it has become an epidemic.  In many of these situations, the people who are living on the streets are also the highest users of our jail systems,… Read More Housing is Healthcare: Why Public Housing is a Leader in Healthcare Savings

Public Housing: 3 Innovative Ideas to Better Integrate Seniors

Create a Jobs Program:  Many public and social housing organizations focus on work-able residents.  Because of that there is often a lack of focus on senior and disabled residents.  Why not find some residents in their golden years who might be interested in working and helping out in some way shape or form.  For example… Read More Public Housing: 3 Innovative Ideas to Better Integrate Seniors

Social Housing and Loneliness, is Coffee the Answer?

A major problem in the US and throughout the world is affordable housing for elderly and disabled households.  There are plenty of excellent housing developments in the USA that are attempting to bridge the gap. Funding enough affordable housing for the elderly and disabled is a major struggle. I do not know the answer to this question. There are good people… Read More Social Housing and Loneliness, is Coffee the Answer?

Public Housing Authorities Are Missing the Boat on Medicaid and Permanent Supportive Housing

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 Public Housing Authorities Are Missing the Boat on Medicaid and Permanent Supportive Housing

The Saint for the Homeless of St. Petersburg Russia: Igor Antonov-

Working in housing and homelessness the last 10 years has allowed me to meet amazing and inspiring people.  I have met people selling homeless newspapers in Hannover, Germany, leaders in Portland, Oregon, real estate developers in Arizona, advocates in Scotland.  Every day, I meet people who give their life’s to helping those who have the… Read More The Saint for the Homeless of St. Petersburg Russia: Igor Antonov-