Designing with Intent: Public Housing and Resident Involvement:

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 info@housing-futures.org… Read More Designing with Intent: Public Housing and Resident Involvement:

Seattle Housing Authority Leading the Way in Lean Process Improvement

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

Homeless in Maricopa County Arizona: Challenges and a Way Forward

In Part I of this two part series, we learned from Hom, Inc. CEO Michael Shore how his organization is helping non-profits and housing authorities battle the scourge of homelessness within their region.  In this second part, we get a better understanding of the scale of the problem and how Hom, Inc. is working in… Read More Homeless in Maricopa County Arizona: Challenges and a Way Forward

Integrated Housing Programs for Vulnerable Households in Central-Eastern Europe

The HomeLab project tests the integrated provision of housing, employment and social services in the framework of the Social Rental Enterprise model. The experimental project is implemented in the so-called Visegrad Four (V4) countries: Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland, where five pilots with somewhat diverse focus are carried. The target groups include the… Read More Integrated Housing Programs for Vulnerable Households in Central-Eastern Europe

The Tacoma Housing Authority is Disrupting College Homelessness:

 by April Black A partnership between Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) and Tacoma Community College (TCC) is beginning to get national attention for its unique attempt to help homeless students reach graduation. Housing and food insecurity are growing problems amongst college students across the nation. These problems were highlighted in two separate articles in the New… Read More The Tacoma Housing Authority is Disrupting College Homelessness: