We here at ^Housing Futures believe in celebrating leadership within the affordable housing industry. Today we will look at 5 women who are leading the way within our very important industry. Shola Olatoye- New York Housing Authority- Chair Olatoye has a wealth of experience in the public and private sectors, bringing with her a… Read More 5 Women Leaders in Public Housing You Should Know About
Staff from the Seattle Housing Authority, Lincoln Housing Authority and the Oakland Housing Authority spoke about the Moving to Work (MTW) program at the NAHRO conference in Pittsburgh. MTW is a federal program that gives increased flexibility to public housing authorities in America. The main purpose of this blog is to highlight the areas covered… Read More America and Public Housing: Moving to Work-What Can It Do For You?
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
There are often complaints that the public sector is not innovative enough or is far behind the private sector. While there is truth in that statement, there are still hundreds of housing authorities around the world trying out and experimenting with new ideas to help the citizens and residents of their communities. Here are a… Read More 5 Brilliant Public Housing Innovations
The warm sun beat down upon my face. It was my first official day living in Phoenix. January is a good time to move to this city in the desert. On this particular day it was around 76 degrees and extremely sunny. Having just left Seattle where it had rained for 18 days in a… Read More City Shocked: The Experiences of A Seattle Urbanest Moved to Phoenix
In my several years working in affordable housing, I visited maintenance teams all around the USA and Europe. Sometimes I met with monstrous teams of maintenance staff and other times a small group led by a manager. The one common theme is that morale and training make or break the ability of a maintenance team… Read More How the Seattle Housing Authority is Getting SMART with Maintenance Training and Innovation
You do not know expensive rent until you visit San Francisco. $3000 a month for rent for a one bedroom that would go for $450 in Cleveland is common place. They are in a pinch and there is almost zero chance of them getting out of it. Seattle has seen housing prices boom in the… Read More Why Seattle is Better Than San Francisco at Fighting Back in the Affordable Housing Wars-