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

5 of the Largest Public Housing Properties in the USA

  It is always interesting to look at large scale housing sites to see how they perform and where improvements in the future could be made.  Today, we examine the 5 largest properties in the USA. Queensbridge Housing-  New York Housing Authority- Located in Long Island City, Queens, is now North America’s largest housing project… Read More 5 of the Largest Public Housing Properties in the USA

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

Lessons from a Planned Community: Poverty, Adversity and Overcoming

  The Tillicum community is designated as a neighborhood in the City of Lakewood, bordering the I-5 corridor, Camp Murray (JBLM), American Lake, and the Tacoma Country Club.  The City of Lakewood is demographically diverse, but is troubled with harsh divisiveness between the rich and poor.  Tillicum, Springbrook, and American Lake Gardens are three of… Read More Lessons from a Planned Community: Poverty, Adversity and Overcoming

5 Women Leaders in Public Housing You Should Know About

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

4 Innovative Public Housing Directors You Should Know

Innovation and public housing has not always gone hand in hand.  However; things are changing and we are finding housing authorities are leading the way in innovation and housing.  Innovation often needs leadership and today we are examining 4 leaders you should know. Andrew Lofton-Seattle Housing Authority- From creating a policy department to pushing the… Read More 4 Innovative Public Housing Directors You Should Know

Housing is Healthcare: Why Public Housing is a Leader in Healthcare Savings

If you live in a major US city, you certainly have seen the spike in homelessness.  In fact, in cities like L.A. San Diego, Seattle, Portland and Phoenix, it has become an epidemic.  In many of these situations, the people who are living on the streets are also the highest users of our jail systems,… Read More Housing is Healthcare: Why Public Housing is a Leader in Healthcare Savings

Opioid Abuse and Homelessness: Housing Is a Critical Treatment

My recent change in jobs has allowed me to get a different perspective on healthcare and how opioid abuse hurts those who are homeless and low income more then the average population.  A recent article posted on the NHCHC’s website said the following. According to the 2016 policy brief released by the Council on medication-assisted… Read More Opioid Abuse and Homelessness: Housing Is a Critical Treatment