Scalable Affordable Housing

For any housing solution to sustainably address the inequality faced by marginalized and vulnerable populations, that solution must be scalable. It’s “easy” to house one family. It’s “easy” to include a small handful of affordable housing units in a large residential development project. But a large-scale problem like that of housing inequality requires solutions thatContinue reading “Scalable Affordable Housing”

Housing as a Human Right?

The US government doesn’t think of housing as a right; but the UN does, along with other governments and NGOs. We at PEER Homes subscribe to Kate Raworth’s concept of “Doughnut Economics“–meeting the needs of all within the means of the planet. We believe that each of us is born with the same rights–yes, “life,Continue reading “Housing as a Human Right?”

Housing Inequality

Housing inequality is a form of economic inequality marked by disparities in the quality of housing. Housing is recognized as a basic human right by the United Nations and by many national constitutions, as the lack of adequate housing has adverse consequences for individuals, families, communities, and societies. Spokane, Washington, has a history of systemicContinue reading “Housing Inequality”