Serving extremely low-income families especially formerly homeless with mental illness is a daunting challenge that many housing authorities take on. The barriers and issues that come with serving these hard to house populations can sometimes lead them back to a state of homelessness when problems arise. Housing authorities are inherently there to help house the… Read More Is Your Housing Authority Working With Medicaid?
Throughout the world, it is clear that rents are escalating in capital cities and making it harder for normal people and families to exist in those places. From London to Paris and from New York to Sydney and Hong Kong, prices keep increasing to the point people need to move. There is one city… Read More Is Berlin the Affordable Housing Beacon of Hope?
We here at ^Housing Futures believe in highlighting leadership within the housing community and the work that they are doing. Below you will learn about some of the top housing leaders in the State of Ohio. Jeffery Patterson- CEO Cuyahoga County Housing Authority: Jeffery K. Patterson, Chief Executive Officer and Safety Director: Patterson was appointed Chief… Read More 5 Public Housing Leaders In Ohio You Should Know
I recently moved to Phoenix, Arizona and was amazed at how expansive and sprawly it really is. Every city block feels monstrous in size and I sometimes think it will take me 15 minutes to make it a mile. I found an apartment that is an 8 minute walk to work so I don’t deal… Read More How Our Sprawling Cities Hurt the Poor
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
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
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
Social housing has a rich and strong history throughout Europe. Some countries have hundreds of years of experience and have produced amazing leaders who changed their communities and countries for the better. The same holds true now and there are countless people in the social housing industry in Europe leading the way. While it is… Read More 6 Young Social Housing Leaders in Europe You Should Know
Homelessness is a scourge that still effects every country across the world. There are many different organizations working on this issue but short-term shelters continue to be a bridge to permanent housing for many homeless. Below are 5 shelters from around the world that are providing unique services that we wanted to highlight. Do you… Read More 5 Innovative Homeless Shelters From Around the World
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the largest subsided housing program in the USA serving more than 2 million households. Like the public housing program, a few very large housing authorities in large markets hold a good deal of these vouchers. I am pretty sure that someone wrote a list of the ten largest… Read More 10 of the Largest Housing Choice Voucher Programs in the USA