The need is overwhelming. More than a quarter of the world has no electricity; about half have no piped water, 2.5 billion have no piped gas. The poor turn to substitutes that are dangerous and expensive.
Power brings more than consumption. It brings safety: people can walk at night, women no longer have to range so far to gather wood for cooking. It brings education: children can study after dark. It brings prosperity: stores can stay open longer. Producers can get the tools they need to produce more — a milk-chiller for dairy farmers, pumps to irrigate crops.
In 2009 there were some 300,000 solar lamps in use in Africa. By the end of 2012, there were 4 million, and sales are doubling each year.
Not only the middle class and the wealthy exploit the poor. Discusses evidence that at times the poor exploit each other. Article describes 'hierarchy of exploitation' over food stamp cards, SSI benefits, cost of food, cigarettes; evictions & homelessness.
- Affordable Housing ProgramsSenior Executive, present
- DuPage Housing AuthorityExecutive Director
- Housing Authority El PasoCOO
- Ministry of Housing
- Housing Authority New Orleans
- National Center for Housing Management
David Hoicka is a Senior Executive and Advisor for Affordable Housing, Public Housing, and Social Housing programs internationally. David has extensive experience on Affordable Housing and Community Development including managing and teaching large HUD government housing programs nationally across the USA and internationally.
David Hoicka specializes in Low Income Housing, its Construction and Financial Management. Applying multi-cultural and international best practices to enhance affordable housing, David has worked on programs of all sizes, creating and/or managing low income housing and community development programs for families and businesses, including Housing Choice Voucher and Section 8, Tax Credit and LIHTC.
David Hoicka is a business professional with strengths in strategic planning and development, project management, an expert in managing cross-functional teams and building strategic partnerships with stakeholders and community organizations.
David Hoicka is dedicated to
- Innovative Affordable Housing, Social Housing, Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher & Section 8, Tax Credit & LIHTC that works,
- Excellent and creative Designs for housing which are green, sustainable and energy efficient,
- Community Development and Economic Revitalization,
- Project Finance and Project Management PMP
- Boston University
- Suffolk Law School