Those charged with redeveloping one of New Orleans’s Big 4 public housing developments faced an extreme version of nearly every challenge that public housing redevelopment struggles with. and while it wasn’t perfect, they took their responsibilities to work with the residents seriously, and learned some lessons to share with others.
As afforable housing developments age, managing and preserving them, both physically and financially, while neighborhoods change and energy costs rise is becoming a key concern for community developers. Here’s how one group in Philly is taking that on.
Partnerships between utility companies and affordable rental housing owners are ripe for development, when the right switch is flipped.
A: The market is supposed to meet demand, but the importance of location, location, location, plus other factors, keep this from working for affordable housing.