There are often complaints that the public sector is not innovative enough or is far behind the private sector. While there is truth in that statement, there are still hundreds of housing authorities around the world trying out and experimenting with new ideas to help the citizens and residents of their communities. Here are a… Read More 5 Brilliant Public Housing Innovations
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?
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-
One of the most interesting things I found about Nochlezhka and their organization was the night bus. As the annual report said, “ Going back from the street to a stable life requires a lot of effort. To start homeless people need to eat, otherwise they simply will have no energy to get their papers… Read More Homeless in Russia: Saving Life’s with the Night Bus:
I was in London a few years ago and I saw a sign up on the metro that said, “Nobody should have Nobody.” It was for senior citizens who were left alone for long periods of time with nobody visiting or spending time with them. The ad had a profound effect on me and I… Read More Affordable Housing and Seniors: Nobody Should Have Nobody
No topic appears to be more cultural related than dealing with ageing among tenants, as we learned at the ‘Senior Social Housing’ session of the Urbanpromo social housing conference in Turin. After introductions by Francesco Cocco on housing project for elderly in Barcelona and Gaullaume Lelong of Domitys about French elderly housing, we received a very… Read More Italy trying to prepare housing for massive boom of elderly
I recently met and heard from Carina Dantas who works with and in the social housing and aging industry within Portugal. She spoke at the International Housing Festival about demographic change within social housing. Mrs. Dantas let us know that the aging population is growing dramatically not only in Portugal but all around the world.… Read More Growing Old in Place: Can Housing Providers Find an Answer?