Social housing has a rich and strong history throughout Europe. Some countries have hundreds of years of experience and have produced amazing leaders who changed their communities and countries for the better. The same holds true now and there are countless people in the social housing industry in Europe leading the way. While it is… Read More 6 Young Social Housing Leaders in Europe You Should Know
By Phillip Morrison-Gale Over the past 6 years, ‘The Hub Project’ has provided a wide range of housing and skills outreach activities to meet the individual needs of Looked after Children (LAC) aging out of care in the Shetland Islands. Service users of the Hub were provided with safe, comfortable accommodation and regular access to support… Read More Hjaltland Housing Association and Shetland Islands Council reflect on the improved social outcomes for young Islanders thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund.
Europe is known for its rich and strong social housing history. All across Europe, countries provide varying levels of social housing support . Is social housing the same in every country in Europe? Nope. That much is clear. Despite the lack of common definition, lets examine some of the big players in several countries. Netherlands:… Read More 10 Large Public Housing Providers Across Europe
I am truly lucky for this year abroad researching and looking at social housing and homeless programs in Germany and the EU. The world is increasingly more global and sharing of best practices can not be limited to country borders. As I researched homeless programs in Germany, I came across the name of a Dr.… Read More Housing First in Europe- 5 Short Summaries of Test Sites
Intro: We here at ^Housing Futures strive to bring the latest and most interesting developments to our readers in the field of social housing. The changes in the UK around social housing in the last few years have been dramatic and shifting. Universal Credit is one of the largest changes in social housing anywhere in… Read More UK, Social Housing and Universal Credit: Were I.T. Implications Truly Considered?
Question: What is your background (place of birth, place of residence, education, profession)? Answer: I am English by birth and Scottish by upbringing. Having grown up on the Isle of Bute on the River Clyde, I have lived in Edinburgh for the last 47 years. I have a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of… Read More Public Housing Profile: An Interview with Craig Sanderson from the Link Group in Scotland
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
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
I always enjoy writing about something that is common knowledge in one country but is completely new to most in other countries. I am about to take on a complicated subject and try to wrap it in 650 words or less. For most people in the whole of America, and many other EU countries, the… Read More Scottish Social Housing, Bedroom Taxes and UK Politics-oh my!