I met Dr. John McPeake the CEO from Helm Housing Association in Northern Ireland recently and had the pleasure of hearing about how his agency is working on helping those with dementia. . Dr. McPeake let us know that in the UK the average age exceeded 40 for the first time in its history. By… Read More Supporting Residents with Dementia: Lessons from Northern Ireland
Leadership in affordable housing is something we should all be following and supporting. We should be especially proud how many women who are minorities have taken such defining and important leadership roles within our industry. While there is work to do and affordable housing like other industries need to improve, these women are forging quite… Read More 5 Multi-Cultural Women Leading the Way in 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
By Phillip Morrison-Gale Over the past 6 years, ‘The Hub Project’ has provided a wide range of housing and skills outreach activities to meet the individual needs of Looked after Children (LAC) aging out of care in the Shetland Islands. Service users of the Hub were provided with safe, comfortable accommodation and regular access to support… Read More Hjaltland Housing Association and Shetland Islands Council reflect on the improved social outcomes for young Islanders thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund.
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
Create a Jobs Program: Many public and social housing organizations focus on work-able residents. Because of that there is often a lack of focus on senior and disabled residents. Why not find some residents in their golden years who might be interested in working and helping out in some way shape or form. For example… Read More Public Housing: 3 Innovative Ideas to Better Integrate Seniors
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
Homelessness is a scourge that still effects every country across the world. There are many different organizations working on this issue but short-term shelters continue to be a bridge to permanent housing for many homeless. Below are 5 shelters from around the world that are providing unique services that we wanted to highlight. Do you… Read More 5 Innovative Homeless Shelters From Around the World