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?
The blight of homeless is everywhere we look. From rich countries with high standards to developing nations with issues in providing some of the basic human needs. Solving these issues will never be easy. It will take a lot of work and innovation on the part of governments, private citizens and corporations. Below are a… Read More 4 Cities Leading the Way in Homeless Innovation
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
It is February and the streets are quite compared to the summer. However; there are a number of tourists bustling around Barcelona taking in the sunshine, wine, food and culture. The city altered itself into one of the most dynamic and stylish capitals in the world. Year-round the city is alive, it is always on… Read More Hiring Homeless to Give City Tours
I am truly lucky for this year abroad researching and looking at social housing and homeless programs in Germany and the EU. The world is increasingly more global and sharing of best practices can not be limited to country borders. As I researched homeless programs in Germany, I came across the name of a Dr.… Read More Housing First in Europe- 5 Short Summaries of Test Sites
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
This week we will look back on ^HousingFutures’ articles of 2017. Many articles that we published in 2017 were on homelessness. Like in Seattle, the city of Amazon, where the success of tech companies is related to housing prices in the city, leading to more homeless in the streets. Josh concludes his article that companies should… Read More ^HousingFutures’ 2017: Homelessness
Communism is over. Now what? I can imagine that is what the leaders of Estonia thought as the massive structural changes begin to take place in the country. Estonia more than many other former Warsaw Pact countries pulled this transformation off while maintain a steady increase in the quality of live for years on end. But,… Read More Communism is Over in Estonia- Now What?
Amazon. Say the word in Seattle and it is likely to bring about all types of responses. Some will complain about how the company is ruining the Seattle vibe and making the city un-affordable while others will tell you how the company is ushering in a golden age for the rain soaked city of… Read More Homelessness in the City of Amazon: Seattle’s Major Problem
There are so many dedicated professionals working on the homeless issue around the world that we can sometimes forget to stop and appreciate the hard work and innovation. Below are 5 interesting programs, developments or ideas that have been implemented around the world. Hyper Aggressive Housing First in Finland: Finland as a country made housing… Read More 5 Game Changing Homeless Programs and Developments from Around the World