What’s next for social housing in Austria? The plans for housing from the new Conservative/Far-Right (ÖVP/FPÖ) Coalition Government

The Austrian housing market is characterised by a high degree of regulation, a bricks-and-mortar-based subsidy system and a substantial role for limited-profit housing associations. A long history of investment into building subsidised good quality rented homes has resulted in one of the highest proportions of social renters in Europe. In Vienna about every second household… Read More What’s next for social housing in Austria? The plans for housing from the new Conservative/Far-Right (ÖVP/FPÖ) Coalition Government

Public Housing Profile: NAHRO Senior Vice President Sunny Shaw of the Pocatello Housing Authority

  We here at ^Housing Futures believe in highlighting leaders within our field.  Today we highlight the Senior Vice President of NAHRO Sunny Shaw. Question: What is your background (place of birth, place of residence, education, profession)? I’m a small town Idaho girl! I have lived here all of my life, with the exception of… Read More Public Housing Profile: NAHRO Senior Vice President Sunny Shaw of the Pocatello Housing Authority

Woonbond: Representing the Tenants of the Netherlands

Woonbond is a large tenants rights organization based in Amsterdam. The company considers itself the voice of renters from throughout the country. More than half of the residents in social housing are somehow connected to Woonbond through its membership and advocacy. That’s more than 1.5 million members or 53% of all tenants in Holland. Woonbond’s… Read More Woonbond: Representing the Tenants of the Netherlands

Lake County Housing Authority Pilots Innovative Security Deposit Program

By David Northern, Executive Director Lake County Housing Authority The Problem Money: One thing most feel they never have enough of. For Lake County’s most vulnerable, sometimes this lacking proves to be the biggest barrier to gaining affordable housing as they cannot afford security deposits. To address this, Lake County Housing Authority launched a collaborative Security… Read More Lake County Housing Authority Pilots Innovative Security Deposit Program

Designing with Intent: Public Housing and Resident Involvement:

How does design change the way people in affordable housing live?  What type of resident engagement can help inform and improve the living conditions of those in affordable housing?  Architects and designers have worked on this issue for years.  If you are a designer or developer and have good strategies, please email us at info@housing-futures.org… Read More Designing with Intent: Public Housing and Resident Involvement: