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.

Social Housing and Loneliness, is Coffee the Answer?

A major problem in the US and throughout the world is affordable housing for elderly and disabled households.  There are plenty of excellent housing developments in the USA that are attempting to bridge the gap. Funding enough affordable housing for the elderly and disabled is a major struggle. I do not know the answer to this question. There are good people… Read More Social Housing and Loneliness, is Coffee the Answer?

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-

Strategic Planning and Homelessness: Finland, the UK, the USA and Sweden

Article: The Finnish Homeless Strategy Summarized by Josh Crites Overview Finland recently completed a second phase of a national program intended to dramatically reduce homelessness.  What is different with the Finnish approach is the country came together to create a national strategy with a total effort on using the Housing First model.  The summary report… Read More Strategic Planning and Homelessness: Finland, the UK, the USA and Sweden