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
Dr. Carson’s appointment to be the leader of HUD was universally derided by many within the public housing sector. His lack of experience in the housing sector was often cited as the reason. While Dr. Carson might not have experience in the housing arena, he has the opportunity to make a major mark on… Read More 6 Bold Ways Dr. Ben Carson Can Make His Mark On Public Housing
I must give credit for this article to Yi-Ling Chen who is an associate professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Wyoming. I met her at the International Social Housing Conference where she gave a nice presentation. I am going quickly give an overview. In 2015, social or affordable housing only made up less… Read More Social Housing in Taiwan: A Quick Synopsis
San Diego Housing Authority: Achievement Academy: SDHC Achievement Academy is the name for the community services division that is married up with the MTW path to success rent reform program. Components of this resident focused program include a state of the art learning center that includes a computer lab and programs to help residents learn skills… Read More 5 Cool Public Housing Programs Helping Residents Find Jobs
This is a very controversial subject within the public housing world. When it comes to time limits in federally subsided housing programs, there are many on both sides of the argument. This blog is meant to simply introduce a few of the housing authorities that went down this road and their reasoning for… Read More 3 Housing Authorities with Time Limits
The debate is there. Should a social housing company focus all energy on being an excellent housing provider? Why worry about social issues when there are other agencies who can focus on these themes. Many public housing agencies in the USA are looking for ways to improve the social situations for families and residents in… Read More How a Public Housing Authority Transformed a Neighborhood in Germany
We are hard wired as humans to solve problems. Sometimes we are methodical and devise strategies and other times we just do it because it is simple and needs to be done. As I have worked in government for several years sometimes I find the need for a more methodical way of attacking an issue… Read More Lean in Public Housing: How Do You Solve a Problem?