6 Reasons Why Cities Need to Public Partner with Public Housing Authorities for Development

Many cities face challenges as they seek to increase their tax base, population density, or affordable housing stock through new development. Multiple strategies exist for addressing this desire: courting developers using incentives, perpetuating suburban sprawl through pioneering new green fields, hyping city dwellers’ quality of life in order to attract a large employer that will… Read More 6 Reasons Why Cities Need to Public Partner with Public Housing Authorities for Development

Innovative Housing Policies for Commercial Parking Converted to Infill Housing

Author: Eric Bjornson and Josh Jorgensen Intro For multiple reasons, Tacoma is separated into two regional growth Centers; Downtown Tacoma , and the Tacoma Mall Area. Currently the City of Tacoma is working to finalize Tacoma Mall Subarea plan and has the opportunity to remedy barriers to creating more housing by: reducing the off street… Read More Innovative Housing Policies for Commercial Parking Converted to Infill Housing

Community Engagement That is Actually Engaging-The 5 C’s of Effective Community Engagement

  Much like the world of art, frameworks for good architecture and viable planning can be highly subjective. The standards by which something will be judged successful may vary in different contexts, and are largely determined by the individuals who occupy a physical space at a specific time. Social housing organizations have varied audiences to… Read More Community Engagement That is Actually Engaging-The 5 C’s of Effective Community Engagement

Public Housing Profile: Michael Mirra from the Tacoma Housing Authority- Part I

We at ^Housing Futures believe that it is as important to celebrate the people who work, live and care about social housing as much as the communities, work and programs that are operated.  In this line of thought, we ask that you let us know if you, someone you know or a resident work, live… Read More Public Housing Profile: Michael Mirra from the Tacoma Housing Authority- Part I

Public Housing and City Partnerships: How Collaboration Can Lead to Development

In part I of this series, I gave 6 compelling reasons why your city should be working with housing authorities for development. Outside of the reasons given, there are more advantages to working with a public housing authority. The Housing Authority Advantage: Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in America are often in a unique position to… Read More Public Housing and City Partnerships: How Collaboration Can Lead to Development

The Tacoma Housing Authority is Disrupting College Homelessness:

 by April Black A partnership between Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) and Tacoma Community College (TCC) is beginning to get national attention for its unique attempt to help homeless students reach graduation. Housing and food insecurity are growing problems amongst college students across the nation. These problems were highlighted in two separate articles in the New… Read More The Tacoma Housing Authority is Disrupting College Homelessness: