Throughout the world, it is clear that rents are escalating in capital cities and making it harder for normal people and families to exist in those places. From London to Paris and from New York to Sydney and Hong Kong, prices keep increasing to the point people need to move. There is one city… Read More Is Berlin the Affordable Housing Beacon of Hope?
Homelessness is a scourge that still effects every country across the world. There are many different organizations working on this issue but short-term shelters continue to be a bridge to permanent housing for many homeless. Below are 5 shelters from around the world that are providing unique services that we wanted to highlight. Do you… Read More 5 Innovative Homeless Shelters From Around the World
The European Federation for Living (EFL) just wrapped up its annual autumn conference located this year in Gent, Belgium. Over sixty participants from across Europe attended the conference, ranging from social and public housing associations, universities and research institutes, and private businesses working in the housing sector. Tenant engagement and cooperative and collaborative housing… Read More Collaboration, Cooperation and Tenant Engagement: The Future of Social Housing
I came across this today when researching social housing in Bavaria. Pretty cool. “The Fuggerei in Germany is the world’s oldest social housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes it name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger… Read More Oldest Social Housing in the World
The city of Bottrop in Germany is in transition. Located in the Ruhr area of Germany, Bottrop is also located in the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen. Bottrop is one of the remaining cities in Germany that is actively producing coal. While that is set to change in 2019, the city is still dependant on the… Read More Social Housing in the German City of Bottrop
To understand the affordable housing system in Hannover, one must first understand the funding program. One must be very careful when using the word “Social Housing” in Germany. Many in Germany will take that to mean only certain housing units in certain programs. If the definition is limited, you will not get gain a… Read More German Affordable Housing 101
Can and should a social housing company have a brand? If so, what does that do for your agency? Can that inspire and motivate staff and the community? There are some within the housing community in the USA that it makes sense to use branding. The people who believe this think that branding can be… Read More Social Housing and Branding: What Can Your Organization Do?
In the USA, Thursday is Thanksgiving. It is a time of reflection and appreciation. Working in the social and public housing fields we should also take sometime in our busy hectic schedules to be thankful for the year that we had. There is no doubt that 2017 was challenging. From the terrible fire in the… Read More 10 Reasons I am Thankful for Public and Social Housing in 2017
I was in London a few years ago and I saw a sign up on the metro that said, “Nobody should have Nobody.” It was for senior citizens who were left alone for long periods of time with nobody visiting or spending time with them. The ad had a profound effect on me and I… Read More Affordable Housing and Seniors: Nobody Should Have Nobody
Whether they are coming from terrible political situations, war or even fleeing climate change, the number of refugees needing shelter should be expected to go up in the future. Sometimes we think of refugees by the political moment we are living in so the situation in Syria might come to mind. However; you only need… Read More 5 Creative Housing Ideas for Refugees