Public Housing: 3 Innovative Ideas to Better Integrate Seniors

Create a Jobs Program:  Many public and social housing organizations focus on work-able residents.  Because of that there is often a lack of focus on senior and disabled residents.  Why not find some residents in their golden years who might be interested in working and helping out in some way shape or form.  For example… Read More Public Housing: 3 Innovative Ideas to Better Integrate Seniors

5 Largest California PHAs by Public Housing Stock

Below you will see which PHAs in California have the largest public housing portfolios.  Some of these will not be a surprise. Los Angeles Housing Authority- 7193 units County of Los Angeles Housing Authority-2962 units San Francisco Housing Authority-2483 units Sacramento Housing Authority-1699 units Contra Costa County Housing Authority- 1137 units Any surprises here?  Don’t… Read More 5 Largest California PHAs by Public Housing Stock

Complex and unique – The story about the Swedish rental setting model 

All modern welfare states intervene in their housing markets in one way or the other. Social housing, rent regulation and rental subsidies targeting lower income groups are common forms of government support. The housing needs for middle – high income groups are often left to the free market. But Sweden is a truly unique case… Read More Complex and unique – The story about the Swedish rental setting model 

Collaboration, Cooperation and Tenant Engagement: The Future of Social Housing

  The European Federation for Living (EFL) just wrapped up its annual autumn conference located this year in Gent, Belgium.  Over sixty participants from across Europe attended the conference, ranging from social and public housing associations, universities and research institutes, and private businesses working in the housing sector. Tenant engagement and cooperative and collaborative housing… Read More Collaboration, Cooperation and Tenant Engagement: The Future of Social Housing

Strategic Planning and Homelessness: Finland, the UK, the USA and Sweden

Article: The Finnish Homeless Strategy Summarized by Josh Crites Overview Finland recently completed a second phase of a national program intended to dramatically reduce homelessness.  What is different with the Finnish approach is the country came together to create a national strategy with a total effort on using the Housing First model.  The summary report… Read More Strategic Planning and Homelessness: Finland, the UK, the USA and Sweden

Public/Social Housing: Why You Need to Reward Your Top Performers

Rewards can be very subjective for top performers, not least due to varying motivational factors, accepted reward parameters within each market sector, and personal circumstance. Within the public sector for instance, where financial rewards may be more controlled, above all else communication, empowerment, and job satisfaction are key (Cuthbert & Ward). A holistic approach to each individual’s needs and… Read More Public/Social Housing: Why You Need to Reward Your Top Performers