Largest Public Housing Authorities in Arizona by Unit Count

The State of Arizona is under-resourced compared to other states across the USA.  Phoenix is one of the largest cities but has less units than Cleveland, Ohio. 1.Phoenix Housing–9500 units 2.Tucson Housing- 6300 total units 3. AHCCCS programs- 3143 units This is an outlier program as the State Medicaid department subsidizes thousands of persons with mental illness… Read More Largest Public Housing Authorities in Arizona by Unit Count

Phoenix and the State of Arizona are Severely Under-Resourced for Affordable Housing

  I was writing an article this week and putting together some stats for a presentation when it became alarmingly clear that the State of Arizona and the City of Phoenix have some of the lowest levels of federal affordable housing in the USA.  For the size of Phoenix and the population within the state,… Read More Phoenix and the State of Arizona are Severely Under-Resourced for Affordable Housing

The 6 Largest Cities in the USA and a Count of Their Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Units

  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

What Your Affordable Housing Organization Can Learn from Arizona about Going Lean

I recently attended the Lean Government Conference in Tacoma, Washington.  Robert Wood from the state of Arizona came and gave a motivating and I believe instructive presentation about how the entire State of Washington is going lean and working on process improvement.  I thought that his message translates well to any organization and especially us… Read More What Your Affordable Housing Organization Can Learn from Arizona about Going Lean

Homeless in Maricopa County Arizona: Challenges and a Way Forward

In Part I of this two part series, we learned from Hom, Inc. CEO Michael Shore how his organization is helping non-profits and housing authorities battle the scourge of homelessness within their region.  In this second part, we get a better understanding of the scale of the problem and how Hom, Inc. is working in… Read More Homeless in Maricopa County Arizona: Challenges and a Way Forward

Combating Homelessness in Maricopa County Arizona: A Private/Public Partnership to Learn From

The public sector and non-profits around the USA struggle everyday to provide housing and services that make an impact on the most vulnerable in our country.  I recently came upon a unique private organization that takes on the role of a housing authority so that non-profit organizations that focus on services and mental health delivery… Read More Combating Homelessness in Maricopa County Arizona: A Private/Public Partnership to Learn From