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

Chili is Leading the Affordable Housing Movement in South America.

Chili is known as a beautiful South American country that receives interest from tourists from around the world.  However; in recent years the provision of social and affordable housing has roared back to the forefront.  The history of affordable housing in Chili is actually long and quite interesting. The programs in comparison to other countries in… Read More Chili is Leading the Affordable Housing Movement in South America.

Public Housing Resident Councils: How to Encourage Resident Participation

By Diane Anastos Anyone who has ever volunteered with a community council, a nonprofit board or a nonprofit organization is familiar with turnover; the complaint that it’s always the same people doing all of the work and the personality conflict that crop up.  As the Resident Initiatives Coordinator for the St. Paul Public Housing Agency in… Read More Public Housing Resident Councils: How to Encourage Resident Participation

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

Collaboration, Cooperation and Tenant Engagement: The Future of Social Housing

  The European Federation for Living (EFL) just wrapped up its annual autumn conference located this year in Gent, Belgium.  Over sixty participants from across Europe attended the conference, ranging from social and public housing associations, universities and research institutes, and private businesses working in the housing sector. Tenant engagement and cooperative and collaborative housing… Read More Collaboration, Cooperation and Tenant Engagement: The Future of Social Housing