5 Game Changing Homeless Programs and Developments from Around the World

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

Great Advice from Denmark on Supporting Social Housing Tenant Rights

How do Social and Public Housing Associations respond to tenant needs? It is hard to imagine a better example of responsiveness to tenant needs than what is taking place in Copenhagen.  I recently met Ulia Gregor who works for a large social housing organization called DAB Copenhagen.  In fact, her organization has over 50,000 units.… Read More Great Advice from Denmark on Supporting Social Housing Tenant Rights

3 Massive Public Housing Redevelopments Taking Place in the USA

Housing authorities across the USA are always trying to develop or redevelop new or existing affordable housing.  In some cases, these redevelopments are multi-million and even billion dollar real estate deals.  In these instances, the redevelopment brings jobs, infrastructure and opportunities to areas that might be economically depressed.  Lets examine three of the larger projects… Read More 3 Massive Public Housing Redevelopments Taking Place in the USA

Growing Old in Place: Can Housing Providers Find an Answer?

I recently met and heard from Carina Dantas who works with and in the social housing and aging industry within Portugal.  She spoke at the International Housing Festival about demographic change within social housing.  Mrs. Dantas let us know that the aging population is growing dramatically not only in Portugal but all around the world.… Read More Growing Old in Place: Can Housing Providers Find an Answer?

Housing Policy: How the National vs. Local Disconnect is Harming Cities

I recently had a chance to meet and hear from Dr. Rudiger Ahrend the head for the Urban Programme in the OECD’s Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development.   He gave a presentation at Housing Europe’s yearly conference regarding the rise of large cities and the challenges that it presents for housing.  Dr. Ahrend… Read More Housing Policy: How the National vs. Local Disconnect is Harming Cities

How the National vs. Local Disconnect is Harming Cities

I recently had a chance to meet and hear from Dr. Rudiger Ahrend the head for the Urban Programme in the OECD’s Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development.   He gave a presentation at Housing Europe’s yearly conference regarding the rise of large cities and the challenges that it presents for housing.  Dr. Ahrend… Read More How the National vs. Local Disconnect is Harming Cities

Public Housing-Supporting Residents with Dementia: Lessons from Northern Ireland

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 Public Housing-Supporting Residents with Dementia: Lessons from Northern Ireland