It is always interesting to look at large scale housing sites to see how they perform and where improvements in the future could be made. Today, we examine the 5 largest properties in the USA. Queensbridge Housing- New York Housing Authority- Located in Long Island City, Queens, is now North America’s largest housing project… Read More 5 of the Largest Public Housing Properties in the USA
Apparently the size of your city has nothing to do with how affordable housing the federal government issues. While New York and Chicago seem to be somewhat reasonable, Phoenix has less affordable housing then the city of Cleveland or Baltimore. I wonder if Toledo, Ohio might have more than Phoenix. New York- Population- 8,550,000… Read More The 6 Largest Cities in the USA and a Count of Their Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Units
There are somewhere around 3300 public housing authorities in the United States but the majority of them are extremely small with unit counts in the neighborhood of 50-1000. Today I wanted to highlight some of the larger public housing authorities and provide back links if you want to find out more about applying for… Read More Top 10 Largest Public Housing Authorities in the USA:
It is always interesting to think about some of the largest PHAs in the USA. In reality, most of the housing authorities are very small and have somewhere in between 5-15 employees and a couple hundred vouchers and units of housing. Lets dig into some of the bigger ones. This is not a ranking by… Read More 5 Large PHAs Explained in Interesting Numbers!
By David Northern, Executive Director Lake County Housing Authority The Problem Money: One thing most feel they never have enough of. For Lake County’s most vulnerable, sometimes this lacking proves to be the biggest barrier to gaining affordable housing as they cannot afford security deposits. To address this, Lake County Housing Authority launched a collaborative Security… Read More Lake County Housing Authority Pilots Innovative Security Deposit Program
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
This was not an easy article to write. The number one reason is it is 100% based on my opinion of viewing about 75-80 social/public housing websites over the last week. That is of course in addition to the hundreds I visited within my career for whatever reason. A quick disclaimer-***I made my picks… Read More Top 6 Social Housing Tenant/Applicant Website Interfaces