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 Supporting Residents with Dementia: Lessons from Northern Ireland
Europe is known for its rich and strong social housing history. All across Europe, countries provide varying levels of social housing support . Is social housing the same in every country in Europe? Nope. That much is clear. Despite the lack of common definition, lets examine some of the big players in several countries. Netherlands:… Read More 10 Large Public Housing Providers Across Europe
Despite women making up the majority of employees and service users in the UK and Global Social Housing Sector, they are still vastly underrepresented in Management and Leadership roles.… Read More Women and Leadership In Housing – What’s The Plan?
There are often complaints that the public sector is not innovative enough or is far behind the private sector. While there is truth in that statement, there are still hundreds of housing authorities around the world trying out and experimenting with new ideas to help the citizens and residents of their communities. Here are a… Read More 5 Brilliant Public Housing Innovations
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
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
This is a very controversial subject within the public housing world. When it comes to time limits in federally subsided housing programs, there are many on both sides of the argument. This blog is meant to simply introduce a few of the housing authorities that went down this road and their reasoning for… Read More 3 Housing Authorities with Time Limits