Is there any good reason to continue to build with bricks and mortar when there are so many cheaper, faster, better rated options.
Some organisations provide grants for worthwhile projects. Here are a few of them.
Providing affordable housing adds value to not only the individual who is housed, but to the society and most importantly to the economy. These benefits exceed the costs of providing housing.
We need to understand the exact nature of the problem, before we can start to look at solutions. But once we do understand the problem, we realise that solutions may not be as simple as they looked at first sight.
Housing issues are embedded into a broader social malaise. If you are looking for bigger solutions, local co-operatives and intentional communities may be the way to go.
We need a national housing strategy to ensure that enough housing is built, to suitable standards, to house all of those in housing need.
There are three aspects to affordable housing developments, where is the money coming from to build or purchase affordable housing, what is the design of the affordable housing - what is going to be built and for whom, and how is that housing to be managed?
We believe that all new affordable housing developments should occur within a national framework that identifies suitable locations for such housing developments. Those developments should take the form of resilient and sustainable neighbourhoods, many should be rental, and all should come under lifetime management plans so they do not deteriorate over time. A national framework... Continue Reading →
Affordable housing can, and in fact, must be innovative with its property management. There is a perception that some rental tenants are difficult to manage and represent a danger to the surrounding community. However, if the properties are well designed and a good management plan is put into place that risk can be mitigated.