I have worked most of my career in the public housing realm. Whether it was learning a caseload and HQS in Walla Walla, running the MTW program and writing admin/acop plans in Tacoma or implementing mobile technology at the Seattle Housing Authority, my career has been PHA heavy. I spent a few years in the… Read More 5 Things I Learned Leaving a Public Housing Authority for a Medicaid Agency
Many republicans support affordable housing but there is a good portion of them that do not. Here are some of the reasons Republicans should support affordable housing. Construction Jobs: Republicans are often looking for ways to boost the economy and stimulate jobs. One of the greatest indicators of a healthy economy is how many… Read More 5 Reasons Why Republicans Should Support Affordable Housing
The blight of homeless is everywhere we look. From rich countries with high standards to developing nations with issues in providing some of the basic human needs. Solving these issues will never be easy. It will take a lot of work and innovation on the part of governments, private citizens and corporations. Below are a… Read More 4 Cities Leading the Way in Homeless Innovation
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
My recent change in jobs has allowed me to get a different perspective on healthcare and how opioid abuse hurts those who are homeless and low income more then the average population. A recent article posted on the NHCHC’s website said the following. According to the 2016 policy brief released by the Council on medication-assisted… Read More Opioid Abuse and Homelessness: Housing Is a Critical Treatment
Being homeless in any situation is tough. However; in Russia it might be a completely different challenge. The annual report of Russia’s largest homeless organization said the following: “There is no truly accessible and efficient system of state assistance for those who have become homeless in Russia. We know that no one is insured against… Read More Homeless in Russia: Who Are They and Will They Freeze to Death?
Every year the USA honors fallen armed forces members on Memorial Day. We here at ^Housing Futures also honor and thank our armed forces for their sacrifices. As a houser myself, one of the first programs I every worked with was the HUD VASH voucher program for homeless veterans. This program has made one of… Read More Thinking About Homeless Veterans on Memorial Day