Venezuela has been going through political unrest that is testing all parts of the countries systems. Everything from food to housing and public transportation have been affected by the issues taking place. Social housing has not been spared from the rough times within the country. An interesting dynamic is taking place between a massive social… Read More The Rise and Fall of Venezuelan Social Housing?
The statement best city in the world for social housing is not a critique of other cities. There are many great social housing cities around the world including Amsterdam, Berlin, New York City and so many others. However; there is nothing like the city I am going to concentrate on today. Beautiful Vienna: I visited… Read More The Best City in the World for Social Housing
Amazon. Say the word in Seattle and it is likely to bring about all types of responses. Some will complain about how the company is ruining the Seattle vibe and making the city un-affordable while others will tell you how the company is ushering in a golden age for the rain soaked city of… Read More Homelessness in the City of Amazon: Seattle’s Major Problem
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?
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-
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
Yes- this is absolute click bate. The reason for writing this blog is less about how to compare your housing authority to others but more about a trend I have noticed developing in the sector. Bench marking is completely normal and healthy because it allows housing authorities and associations to know if they are meeting… Read More Is Your Housing Authority Better Than Others?