Ground Breaking Funding Concepts in Italy’s Social Housing Sector

  This is the second in a series of 3 articles about the Fondazione Housing Sociale Non-Profit in Italy. Special thanks to Chiara Rizzica for providing the context and material for this article.   To read part I- click here. Building and financing social housing is an exercise in patience and diligence.  Finding the funds,… Read More Ground Breaking Funding Concepts in Italy’s Social Housing Sector

Social Housing: The End of Criminal Background Checks?

We in social housing run background checks to protect not only the buildings and provision of social housing but also the residents that we house.  However; there are some questioning those ideas within social housing. An interesting development is taking place in Washington D.C. and Seattle, Washington.  Both of these cities are extremely progressive in… Read More Social Housing: The End of Criminal Background Checks?

How Italy’s Fondazione Housing Sociale is Revolutionizing the Social Housing Sector-

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Chiara Rizzica of Fondazione Housing Sociale who is from Milan, Italy.  She is both an architect and the person responsible for coordinating International Partnership projects.   In our discussions, I learned that the organization she works for is not a social housing company but a new aged consultancy… Read More How Italy’s Fondazione Housing Sociale is Revolutionizing the Social Housing Sector-

Public Housing in the Face of a Catastrophic Hurricane: Puerto Rico is Preparing

The Housing Industry is a remarkable key player making a difference in the life of the underserved population. That statement is an irrefutable fact, but even more so in times of crisis when the role of the Housing Industry is especially critical. Recently, our beloved island, which is also a territory of the United States… Read More Public Housing in the Face of a Catastrophic Hurricane: Puerto Rico is Preparing