Housing Conference in Savannah – Register by August 3

Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia. It was founded in 1733 by General James Oglethorpe. The city provides a great example of eighteenth-century town planning. While in Savannah you can visit 22 of the original 24 squares.  Originally the squares provided communal gathering spaces as well as a practice field for militia. Today the … More Housing Conference in Savannah – Register by August 3

HERA: The Housing Organization that Makes a Difference

The Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) has a long and rich history. Housing professionals started holding conferences in 1946, then formed the Association of Housing Educators in 1965, which became HERA in 2002. The first President of the organization in 1965 was Tessi Agan who authored one of the first housing textbooks – The … More HERA: The Housing Organization that Makes a Difference

The Beat Goes On: From Boarding Houses to Gen Alpha

The theme for the 2017 Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) conference is a great fit for Lowell, Massachusetts. It’s about change. “The beat goes on” refers to the Beat Generation. The city was the birthplace of writer Jack Kerouac, who coined the term “Beat Generation.” A central element of Beat culture was the rejection of … More The Beat Goes On: From Boarding Houses to Gen Alpha