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

5 Executive Directors of Large Public Housing Authorities: Backgrounds and Education

Leading a large housing authority is no simple job.  There are often thousands of employees and major issues to deal with.  Outside of being the CEO of the largest property management firm in the city, an Executive Director must also handle redevelopments, new developments, tenant issues, union issues, crime and violence and employee moral. For… Read More 5 Executive Directors of Large Public Housing Authorities: Backgrounds and Education

Arguments Why Public Housing Authorities Should Merge?

Are there too many PHAs?  I am not postulating but simply asking a question.  There are around 3500 public housing authorities throughout the United States administering  around 3.2 million affordable housing units mainly through public housing and housing choice voucher programs.  The majority of these housing authorities are extremely small.   In some states there… Read More Arguments Why Public Housing Authorities Should Merge?

3 Large Public Housing Consultant Companies Managing Voucher Programs

Private contractors are becoming a reality in the world of public housing.  Growing costs, increased complexities and the training of staff has made managing voucher programs extremely difficult.  Enter the contractor.  I am making zero recommendations here but just giving an overview of some of the major players in the game.  I have friends who… Read More 3 Large Public Housing Consultant Companies Managing Voucher Programs