5 Cool Public Housing Programs Helping Residents Find Jobs

San Diego Housing Authority: Achievement Academy: SDHC Achievement Academy is the name for the community services division that is married up with the MTW path to success rent reform program.  Components of this resident focused program include a state of the art learning center that includes a computer lab and programs to help residents learn skills… Read More 5 Cool Public Housing Programs Helping Residents Find Jobs

Embracing change in France, UK and Italy-lessons in supporting tenant needs

The first afternoon session of the Housing Europe conference was about embracing changes.  A talented panel came together to discuss how public, cooperative and social housing providers might future-proof their operating strategies.  The focus was where to put our investments when it comes to technological and social innovation.   To lead this discussion, a panel of… Read More Embracing change in France, UK and Italy-lessons in supporting tenant needs

Education Programs and Social Housing in and Around Seattle

A coffee and pitch session brought together dozens of housing professionals from countries around the world.  During the collaborative housing program, I spoke about several dynamic and innovative programs taking place with the Seattle and Puget Sound Region.  The audience watched a video by the Urban Institute about the Tacoma Housing Authority’s McCarver Program before… Read More Education Programs and Social Housing in and Around Seattle

Public Housing: 10 Innovative Public Housing Programs-Part II

I broke up this top 10 list into two separate articles.  To read part I, click here  Without further ado, here is the last 5 innovative public housing programs. 6. Project March- Keene Housing Authority:  The Keene Housing Authority used its Moving to Work flexibility to put an emphasis on housing homeless veterans in its region.… Read More Public Housing: 10 Innovative Public Housing Programs-Part II

Public Housing: 10 Innovative Public Housing Programs-Part I

Some of the most innovative programs to help low-income families have come from public housing authorities across the USA who were willing to partner, think outside of the box and go to often uncomfortable places in hopes of improving the life’s of their tenants.  Providing a safe, decent and sanitary place to live is the… Read More Public Housing: 10 Innovative Public Housing Programs-Part I