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Articles and Posts that clarify what Public and Social Housing means.

Social Housing In Mixed Tenure Communities A Success

A recent study in Ireland explored the satisfaction of tenants in mixed housing developments. It comes to the conclusion that mixed tenure communities generally work well, supporting the aspirations...

Reviving Housing Forms That Have Stood The Test Of Time

Ipek Türeli is based at the School of Architecture at McGill University in Montréal. She has recently written an article in The Conversation about the housing crisis in Canada...

Living In Alternate Universes: A Tale Of Two Housing Lotteries

This is a story of two housing lotteries held in two different countries, both envied hotbeds of commercial capitalism: the United States and Singapore. Housing Lotteries In The United States In...

How Government Landlords Can Trash The Value Of Co-op Housing

Housing Co-ops are a tried and true means of creating affordable housing and shielding that affordability by keeping the enterprise away from the free market. Co-ops can protect both...

One Housing Standard For All?

One school of thought holds that future social housing ought to be built to a lower standard than housing where a higher price will be charged. This kind of...

COVID Housing Recovery in NYC: Non-Profits & Co-ops To The Rescue?

Post-pandemic turmoil in the housing market of America's largest city? Laissez-faire. Leave it be. Let the private sector, master of all housing matters, perform any needed recovery. . . ....

High Density Communities: Social Housing Does It Better

When it comes to developing healthy, vibrant social communities in high density projects, two groups do it better — social housing tenant and owner-occupiers. Their longer occupancy allows them...

Vancouver BC Decline And Fall Of The Million Dollar Social Housing Unit

In business-oriented Vancouver, BC, all roads would seem to lead towards profit. For a city regularly rated #2 in the lists of world's most expensive cities to live, it...

Vienna Points To Social Housing As A Key To Urban Resilience

The right to adequate housing in a time of civilization-threatening climate change: how will nations respond to these twin imperatives which, on the surface at least, appear to compete...

Vancouver B.C. Perfects Affordable Housing Shell Game With A Micro-Pea

Leave it to a city which, by some measures, is the world's least affordable after Hong Kong. Leave what to them? Why, solving an affordable housing crisis without actually creating...

In The UK, The West Midlands Combined Authority Redefines ‘Affordable Housing’

These days, the affordability of housing is defined in many places by the market value of the housing. For example, one range of housing cost, based on local markets,...
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