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?
There are so many dedicated professionals working on the homeless issue around the world that we can sometimes forget to stop and appreciate the hard work and innovation. Below are 5 interesting programs, developments or ideas that have been implemented around the world. Hyper Aggressive Housing First in Finland: Finland as a country made housing… Read More 5 Game Changing Homeless Programs and Developments from Around the World
Evan Station Lofts-Denver, Colorado: This is some slick affordable workforce housing at its finest. Located at a transit station and in a mixed income development, this is a spot anyone would want to live at. Evans Station Lofts is a five-story development with 50 residential workforce units and 7,100 square feet of retail and commercial… Read More 5 Awesome Examples of Affordable Housing Architecture in Europe and the USA
Public and affordable housing in the USA is always at risk of budget cuts and over-regulation. Our cries as an industry for more funding and attention are often ignored. Below is a mixture of theoretical high level ideas and concepts to shake up the industry. I do realize these ideas might come off as flippant… Read More 5 Radically Different Ideas to Change Public Housing
How do Social and Public Housing Associations respond to tenant needs? It is hard to imagine a better example of responsiveness to tenant needs than what is taking place in Copenhagen. I recently met Ulia Gregor who works for a large social housing organization called DAB Copenhagen. In fact, her organization has over 50,000 units.… Read More Great Advice from Denmark on Supporting Social Housing Tenant Rights