The Evolution of the Public's View of Affordable Housing

The Evolution of the Public's View of Affordable Housing

In cities all across America, governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations are working to create solutions to the affordable housing crisis. Their success greatly depends on the support of the public and surrounding community members. Communication and education is a necessity to the public’s receptiveness of housing development plans.

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How To Redefine An Industry In Four Simple Lessons

How To Redefine An Industry In Four Simple Lessons

Forty years ago affordable housing was often synonymous with slum housing or projects, breeding grounds for extreme poverty, gang violence, and lack of opportunity, and segregated the neighborhood from the city in which it has been built.  I believed successful affordable housing must be aesthetically pleasing to the community and professionally managed in a way that holds residents accountable to community norms.

I was recently asked the question, "How did you redefine the entire industry?" Below are my four simple principles that I used over the years in the affordable housing industry. 

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