Communism is over. Now what? I can imagine that is what the leaders of Estonia thought as the massive structural changes begin to take place in the country. Estonia more than many other former Warsaw Pact countries pulled this transformation off while maintain a steady increase in the quality of live for years on end. But,… Read More Communism is Over in Estonia- Now What?
The reasons for New York’s affordable housing issues are varied and complex. Much like the other major cities of the world, population growth and limited space are somewhat to blame. However; any commodity that is in high demand is going to cause supply issues. If affordable housing was an Iphone, we would simply just build… Read More New York City: Affordable Housing in the Big Apple
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
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… Read More Affordable Housing and Tenant Empowerment-Part I
In part I of this series, I gave 6 compelling reasons why your city should be working with housing authorities for development. Outside of the reasons given, there are more advantages to working with a public housing authority. The Housing Authority Advantage: Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in America are often in a unique position to… Read More Public Housing and City Partnerships: How Collaboration Can Lead to Development
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 email@example.com… Read More Designing with Intent: Public Housing and Resident Involvement:
The Seattle Housing Authority is a leader in innovation, program design and operations. One of the fundamental priorities of the agency is to be extremely good stewards of public funds. Because of that the agency has always put an emphasis on ensuring all of its services, processes and workflow are as efficient as possible. The Seattle Housing Authority is an original… Read More Seattle Housing Authority Leading the Way in Lean Process Improvement