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

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

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-

^HousingFutures’ 2017: collaborative housing

This week we will look back on ^HousingFutures’ 2017. Today we focus on collaborative housing and tenant engagement. Collaborative housing is the new buzz word among citizens of Europe’s biggest cities. With a reason. In our article about the ‘Urbanpromo Social Housing’ conference, we summarize Darinka Czischke’s (assistant professor, TU Delft) speech, poining out that it… Read More ^HousingFutures’ 2017: collaborative housing

Lake County Housing Authority Pilots Innovative Security Deposit Program

By David Northern, Executive Director Lake County Housing Authority The Problem Money: One thing most feel they never have enough of. For Lake County’s most vulnerable, sometimes this lacking proves to be the biggest barrier to gaining affordable housing as they cannot afford security deposits. To address this, Lake County Housing Authority launched a collaborative Security… Read More Lake County Housing Authority Pilots Innovative Security Deposit Program

Affordable Housing and Tenant Engagement: Part II

For nearly 30 years, Professor David Mullins has conducted research on a range of topics relating to social housing.  He has coauthored a number of books, including Housing Policy in the UK (2006), After Council Housing (2010), and Hybridising Housing Organisations (2013). As a Professor of Housing Policy, he leads the Housing and Communities Research Group in the School of Social… Read More Affordable Housing and Tenant Engagement: Part II

Designing with Intent: Public Housing and Resident Involvement:

How does design change the way people in affordable housing live?  What type of resident engagement can help inform and improve the living conditions of those in affordable housing?  Architects and designers have worked on this issue for years.  If you are a designer or developer and have good strategies, please email us at info@housing-futures.org… Read More Designing with Intent: Public Housing and Resident Involvement:

How Italy’s Fondazione Housing Sociale is Revolutionizing the Social Housing Sector-

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Chiara Rizzica of Fondazione Housing Sociale who is from Milan, Italy.  She is both an architect and the person responsible for coordinating International Partnership projects.   In our discussions, I learned that the organization she works for is not a social housing company but a new aged consultancy… Read More How Italy’s Fondazione Housing Sociale is Revolutionizing the Social Housing Sector-