Beyond Bricks and Mortar

Reexamining the Purpose and Effects of Housing Assistance

Beyond Bricks and Mortar


Beyond Bricks and Mortar

Sym-Q: 5 Factors That Predict Intercultural Success

Beyond Bricks and Mortar

Expatriate workers? International Students? Department Transfers to different departments within the Same Organization? Relocations to different geographic locations within the Parent Company? Global Assignments? Student Transfers to new institutions, domestic or abroad? All are commonplace today. Move beyond “Bricks and Mortar” concerns and delve into the aspects of organization-building that will: • Facilitate seamless transfers • Reduce employee turnover • Increase student persistence • Maximize performance The newcomer experience in organizations and educational institutions can be improved by working the Five Factors that predict success. The SYM- Q Model and research using the model examines the five factors which present the most significant intercultural issues for cultural intelligence in organizations, educational institutions, and anywhere newcomers enter an existing host culture. FACTOR 1: The CQ Exchange (social and dialogue interaction patterns between newcomers and members of the host culture) FACTOR 2: Individual Identity Factors (personal attributes; also called self-identity factors) FACTOR 3: Generational Identity Factors (technology usage and age cohort) FACTOR 4: Environmental Identity Factors (norms of the culture) FACTOR 5: Collaborative Factors (clearly articulated job expectations or clearly outlined programs of study; these are also called Academic Factors in an educational institution). Intercultural Success is a two-way street. Passage is negotiated by each interaction between newcomers and members of the host culture in the remaining four factors. The SYM-Q Methodology prescribes these interactions to help you to make the most of your intercultural experience.

Beyond Bricks and Mortar

Issues Facing Senior Housing in California

Beyond Bricks and Mortar


Place and Identity

The Performance of Home

Place and Identity

The UK is experiencing a housing crisis unlike any other. Homelessness is on the increase and more people are at the mercy of landlords due to unaffordable housing. Place and Identity: Home as Performance highlights that the meaning of home is not just found within the bricks and mortar; it is constructed from the network of place, space and identity and the negotiation of conflict between those – it is not a fixed space but a link with land, ancestry and culture. This book fuses philosophy and the study of home based on many years of extensive research. Richardson looks at how the notion of home, or perhaps the lack of it, can affect identity and in turn the British housing market. This book argues that the concept of ‘home’ and physical housing are intrinsically linked and that until government and wider society understand the importance of home in relation to housing, the crisis is only likely to get worse. This book will be essential reading for postgraduate students whose interest is in housing and social policy, as well as appealing to those working in the areas of implementing and changing policy within government and professional spaces.

Interim Assessment of the HOPE VI Program Cross-Site Report

Interim Assessment of the HOPE VI Program Cross-Site Report

In 1989, Congress established the Nat. Comm. on Severely Distressed Public Housing to explore the problems of troubled public housing developments and to establish a plan to address those problems by the year 2000. Following several years of research and public hearings, the Comm.'s 1992 final report identified the key factors that defined severely distressed housing: extensive physical deterioration of the property; a considerable proportion of residents living below the poverty level; a high incidence of serious crime; and management problems as evidenced by a large number of vacancies, high unit turnover, and low-rent collection rates. The Comm. members agreed that existing approaches for improving public housing were inadequate to address the needs of severely distressed developments and proposed the creation of a new program to address comprehensively the social and physical problems of distressed public housing communities. Originally called the Urban Revitalization Demonstration Program, this public housing revitalization program soon became known by the acronym HOPE VI (Homeownership and Opportunity for People Everywhere). In 1998, under the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a 5-year evaluation of the HOPE VI program was begun. The Interim Assessment of the HOPE VI Program was designed to study program outcomes by collecting and analyzing data about 15 HOPE VI sites once redevelopment was completed and units were reoccupied. This report presents the study findings. Figures and tables. This is a print on demand report.

Beyond Black

A Novel

Beyond Black

Hailed as a "writer of subtlety and depth," Hilary Mantel turns her dark genius on the world of psychics in this smart, unsettling novel (Joyce Carol Oates) A paragon of efficiency, Colette took the next natural step after finishing secretarial school by marrying a man who would do just fine. After a sobering, do-it-yourself divorce, Colette is at a loss for what to do next. Convinced that she is due an out-of-hand, life-affirming revelation, she strays into the realm of psychics and clairvoyants, hungry for a whisper to set her off in the right direction. At a psychic fair in Windsor she meets the charismatic Alison. Alison, the daughter of a prostitute, beleaguered during her childhood by the pressures of her connection to the spiritual world, lives in a different kind of solitude. She cannot escape the dead who speak to her, least of all the constant presence of Morris, her low-life spiritual guide. An expansive presence onstage, Alison at once feels her bond with Colette, inviting her to join her on the road as her personal assistant and companion. Troubles spiral out of control when the pair moves to a suburban wasteland in what was once the English countryside and take up with a spirit guide and his drowned therapist. It is not long before Alison's connection to the place beyond black threatens to uproot their lives forever. This is Hilary Mantel at her finest- insightful, darkly comic, unorthodox, and thrilling to read.

Housing and Social Policy

Contemporary Themes and Critical Perspectives

Housing and Social Policy

This topical book transforms the analysis of housing problems into a lively, interesting and contentious subject of social scientific study, addressing themes of residential experience, inclusion/empowerment, sustainability and professionalism/managerialism, which lie at the heart of the housing and social policy debate. Each chapter considers a specific social category - such as class, gender, or disability - and evaluates the experience and understanding of housing and social policy under this category. With innovative approaches to conceptualising housing and a clear, defined structure, Housing and Social Policy encourages students and practitioners in both arenas to think reflexively about housing as a central instrument of social policy and social experience.