Infinite Earth Radio – weekly conversations with leaders building smarter, more sustainable, and equitable communities
About This Show
Infinite Earth Radio is a weekly podcast produced by Skeo and the Local Government Commission and hosted by Mike Hancox and Vernice Miller-Travis. Each week they interview visionary leaders, dedicated government officials, savvy businesses and forward thinking individuals who are working to build smarter, more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous communities through social and economic inclusion that values the contribution of all citizens and seeks meaningful lives for everyone.
You will discover new leading edge strategies for lifting up and building great 21st century communities, along with cutting edge strategies for revitalizing under resourced communities and empowering excluded populations. Smart Growth, Prosperity and Sustainability are not possible without social, civic, and economic inclusion for people of all economic, social, and racial backgrounds.
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059: Affordable Housing-Walking the Inclusionary-Zoning Tightrope
Topic: Serving Lower-Income Families Through Inclusionary Housing In This Episode: 01:13 Co-host Kate Meis is introduced. 01:21 Sasha Hauswald is introduced. 01:30 Sasha shares how she ended up working on affordable-housing issues. 02:21 Sasha talks about some of the tools that cities are using to ensure that there is a supply of affordable housing so that families can stay together. 04:33 Sasha conveys her thoughts on challenges that municipalities have with providing affordable housing. 05:10 Sasha explains how inclusionary zoning is used. 06:42 Sasha states if there’s an incentive to the developer to include inclusionary housing. 08:33 Sasha elaborates if the impact of housing affordability is long term or short term. 10:28 Sasha discusses how one has to think of inclusionary housing differently in strong versus weaker up-and-coming markets. 16:13 Sasha addresses if there is anything else in the inclusionary zoning, beyond incentives to developers, that can incentivize more housing creation. 20:04 Sasha communicates why affordable housing should matter for those who already have housing. 22:47 Sasha comments on how policy decisions can favor or disfavor certain people. 24:32 Sasha gives advice on how smaller communities can get started on this conversation around affordable housing. 26:11 Mike mentions the importance for people to understand zoning and how that impacts housing prices. 27:20 Kate discusses the misalignment of the planning process with zoning codes. 28:20 Sasha shares how people can learn more about her work. Guest/Organization: Prior to serving as Director of State and Local Policy at Grounded Solutions Network, Sasha was Senior Program Officer at Cornerstone Partnership, where she led Cornerstone’s inclusionary housing engagements and activities. Before that, Sasha worked in at the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development where she oversaw legislative affairs, strategic planning, and program evaluation projects as Public Policy manager. Grounded Solutions Network is supporting strong communities from the ground up. We work nationally, connecting local experts with the networks, knowledge and support they need. Grounded Solutions Network helps promote housing solutions that will stay affordable for generations so communities can stabilize and strengthen their foundatio
Rated 5 out of
Thought provoking, timely topics
With elections bearing down on us, it's easy to get discouraged about the future. This podcast reminds us that there are passionate people working at the local level to build strong communities. Smart urban planning, green energy, food resource management - not pipe dreams but workable plans for real cities.
Date published: 2016-02-26