One of the reasons I decided to move back to the PNW is because I missed the weather. That seems like a crazy thing to say but after 1 year of Phoenix heat, I tapped out and got my ass back to the rain. There were a number of reasons that Portland made the most… Read More Portland’s Affordable Housing Bond: Where Are We Now?
I met Dr. John McPeake the CEO from Helm Housing Association in Northern Ireland recently and had the pleasure of hearing about how his agency is working on helping those with dementia. . Dr. McPeake let us know that in the UK the average age exceeded 40 for the first time in its history. By… Read More Supporting Residents with Dementia: Lessons from Northern Ireland
Leadership in affordable housing is something we should all be following and supporting. We should be especially proud how many women who are minorities have taken such defining and important leadership roles within our industry. While there is work to do and affordable housing like other industries need to improve, these women are forging quite… Read More 5 Multi-Cultural Women Leading the Way in Affordable Housing
I think it is extremely important to take time and recognize those who dedicate their careers to public service. The five people I am writing about today have all taken different approaches to their respective careers but have touched the agencies and people they have come into contact with in a very positive and… Read More Unbelievable5 Public Housing Rock Stars Under 40-
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
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
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