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The Holistic Housing Podcast
67 minutes | 5 days ago
Putting a Face on Who We’re Helping
In this Thanksgiving edition of the Holistic Housing Show, NACCED members Jessica Facciponti and Joe Riddle discuss their careers in the context of diplomacy, advocacy, and recovery. Located in New York and Florida, respectively, they share on-the-ground stories about working with the public, serving as liaisons between constituents and elected officials, and their work on NACCED’s housing and community development policy efforts at the national level. Plus, there’s at least five minutes’ conversation about gravy, Sarah learns what hashbrown casserole is, and Laura learns where Arkansas is.Please subscribe and rate wherever you listen, send us an email at email@example.com and follow us at @HousingPodcast. Thanks for listening!
49 minutes | a month ago
Do We Care Enough?
Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Progress, joins the show to discuss what’s next for America after COVID-19, including the much-discussed future of cities, and long-term trends in work and the economic recovery. Plus, Alan shares his policy recommendations for America’s next president, Laura gives stock tips (buy outdoor heaters!), and Sarah is ensuring America’s election security. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show and give us a five-star rating wherever you listen. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the show on Twitter at @HousingPodcast. Thanks for listening!
49 minutes | 2 months ago
A Good Time to Think Big
Claudia Aiken and Vincent Reina, researchers with the University of Pennsylvania’s Housing Initiative at Penn, help local governments develop and operationalize affordable housing programs. This year, that has meant a focus on rent relief programs funded by the CARES Act. Claudia and Vincent tell us what has worked to build and communicate programs for hard-to-reach populations, how “home” means much more than physical infrastructure, and why now is a great time to bring an innovative mindset to the work of housing. Plus, Claudia has fond memories of (overly) civically-engaged bike riders in her hometown, Sarah decides to dress her dog as a ghost, and we ask, would you rather live 500 years in the future, or the past? You can find Claudia and Vincent at @ClaudiaAiken7 and @VrainBK and follow UPenn’s @WeitzmanSchool and @PennPraxis. Follow the show on Twitter at @HousingPodcast. Subscribe to the show and please give us a five-star rating!
53 minutes | 3 months ago
The Scarlet E
In this episode, your hosts are joined by Professor Emily Benfer to discuss the eviction crisis caused by COVID-19. Emily, a co-creator of Eviction Lab’s Housing Policy Scorecard, explains the circumstances that led to 30-40 million people being at risk of eviction, the downstream societal costs of housing instability, and how health, housing, and racial justice are deeply involved. We take a look at how this moment has uncovered disparity in America and provides an opportunity to reset the US’s policy trajectory toward justice. Plus, Sarah and Laura celebrate the show’s three-year anniversary, and get to see each other in person for the first time in five months! You can find Emily on Twitter at @emilyabenfer. Subscribe to the show and give us a five-star review wherever you listen, follow on Twitter at@HousingPodcast, and send us a note to email@example.com. Thanks for listening!
60 minutes | 4 months ago
Housing Is Everything
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a network of providers helping survivors heal from domestic violence (DV). In this episode, we speak with Debbie Fox, NNEDV’s Senior Housing Policy & Practice Specialist, about how different forms of housing, like shelters, safe homes, and transitional housing, are critical for DV survivors. Hear about Debbie’s early and formative experience as a care coordinator in a DV shelter, and her belief in the important work of unlearning violence as an answer to conflict. Plus, we learn about Debbie’s many musical talents and ask, what’s up with the fox stealing newspapers in Laura’s neighborhood? And are “trash bagels” the term Sarah uses for sub-par bagels, or the name of DC’s newest punk band? You can follow Debbie and the NNEDV at @theDebbieFox and @NNEDV. Follow the Holistic Housing Show on Twitter at @HousingPodcast and NACCED at @NACCEDNews. Subscribe to the show, give us a five-star rating, and send us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening!
63 minutes | 5 months ago
The Journey to Justice
Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) works with men and women who are returning to the community from incarceration. In this episode, we are joined by OAR’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Jones Valderrama, who explains OAR’s upstream and downstream approach to restoring individuals to society, and fighting the roots of racism that lead to higher rates of incarceration. Learn about OAR’s partnerships with local governments, law enforcement, and volunteers, and the steps individuals and communities can take to undo, challenge and break down racism and to begin to see each other as human beings. We also learn about Elizabeth’s ten rescue cats (technically, her husband’s), and her family’s Costa Rican traditions (including music night!). Plus, everyone prepares for the real Mayan apocalypse, which is apparently this weekend. Follow OAR at @OARJustice and follow the show on Twitter at @HousingPodcast. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show, give us a good rating, and send an email to email@example.com!
57 minutes | 6 months ago
Flexibility is the Name of the Game
As a rising number of Americans face joblessness and homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what can be done to ensure housing stability? Emily Hamilton, Research Fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, proposes that market-based solutions like zoning reform are an evergreen solution to building affordable housing. We talk repurposing unused commercial space for housing, the ins and outs of converting a basement to an ADU, and why Emily is very pro-renter. Plus, we debut a brand new game of “or” (Alleys or rooftops? Jane Jacobs or Marc Jacobs?), discuss why the RV is summer’s hottest new accessory, and the pros and cons of quarantining in a ghost town out west. Follow Emily on Twitter at @ebwhamilton and follow the show on Twitter at @HousingPodcast. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show, give us a good rating, and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest a guest or send effusive fan mail.
59 minutes | 7 months ago
Pray for the Oysters
Recorded in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, this show has it all: a conversation with NACCED President Mary Keating and Vice President Christy Moffett on how local governments are responding to the public health crisis, the low-down on the CARES Act, speculation about the aliens landing, and a conversation about hope. Plus, Laura asks, are oysters alive when you eat them? Listen to find out! Follow the show on Twitter at @HousingPodcast and don’t forget to subscribe to the show, give us a good rating, and send an email to email@example.com!
83 minutes | 8 months ago
In this truly far-out episode, National Housing Law Project (NLHP) Director of Government Affairs Noelle Porter joins us to talk all things tenant rights. Learn how NLHP’s network of legal aid attorneys works to fight discrimination at the local level and supports low-income renters facing eviction. See if you can keep up while she covers fair housing issues like disparate impact, but also sings a song she made up about umlauts to the tune of “MmmBop.” Plus, Sarah is exasperated by panic buyers, Laura is outed as a tool for the propaganda machine (whoops), and Katelynn surprises no one with the fact that she shares avocado toast with her dog, Klaus. Follow the show on Twitter at @HousingPodcast and don’t forget to subscribe to the show, give us a good rating, and send an email about what you’re hearing to firstname.lastname@example.org!
61 minutes | 9 months ago
Cities and Homes of the Future
Jonathan Lawless (@JonathanLawless), VP of Affordable Housing at Fannie Mae, joins the show to talk all things urban living and design: the lifestyle tradeoffs of living in an urban center, how the concentration of jobs fuels urban growth, the upsides to manufactured housing, and why 3-D printed houses are just so cool. Plus, Jon Regales with tales of visiting the Tesla factory (robots everywhere!) and everyone wonders, will people still want to live in cul-de-sacs in 25 years? And just what the heck is aspartame, anyway? Don’t forget to subscribe to the show, give us a big ol’ 5-star rating, and you can even send us a Valentine to email@example.com. Follow the show on Twitter at @HousingPodcast. Happy leap year!
66 minutes | a year ago
Solving the Problem Upstream
Happy new year! 2020’s first episode comes in strong with the thoughtful, smart insight of Quicken Loans Community Fund VP Laura Grannemann. Since co-founding the Fund, Laura G. has been tackling some of Detroit’s most persistent housing problems. Learn how Laura’s team created an awareness-raising campaign using personal outreach between neighbors to prevent property tax foreclosures, stabilize communities and prevent homelessness. She also shares why listening, communication and humility are required for successful partnerships, along with the unexpected agricultural hobby she’ll be picking up in the new year. Plus, Katelynn describes the breakfast of champions (bananas and Red Bull), Laura D. gets distracted by monkeys,* Sarah reveals her love for Valentine’s Day, and everyone reflects on the best way to shop (or not) in Target. Register for NACCED’s Legislative Conference, February 27-March 1, in Washington, DC: https://www.nacced.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1293611 Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Please subscribe, give us a 5-star rating, and follow us on Twitter @HousingPodcast. *Proof that Laura D. did not imagine a restaurant staffed by monkeys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_24JotmPysk
77 minutes | a year ago
The Cowboy Rides Away
We’ve got your last episode of the decade right here! In this episode, Steve Johnson, longtime Director of HUD’s Entitlement Communities Division, looks back on his career in community development. From sharing his favorite stories of how local governments utilize the CDBG program to creatively serve their communities, to advice for the next generation of community changers, we learn that digging in and solving problems takes everybody – the federal government, local governments, and advocacy partners like NACCED. Plus, Steve expresses great disdain for hot dogs, the gals regale with tales of a celebratory Christmas lunch at Filomena, and everyone learns what “yerd” means. This episode sponsored by ZoomGrants! Simple, intuitive, fully customizable online grants management software for local governments, foundations, and much more. Follow the Holistic Housing Podcast on Twitter at @HousingPodcast, send us an email at email@example.com and don’t forget to subscribe to the show and tell your friends.
61 minutes | a year ago
Millennial Homeownership is not a Myth
You’re in for a treat this episode, because former host Heather Voorman drops by to talk millennial homeownership, why the world needs more “third spaces” (and little libraries), and what renters and young folks can do to invest in the community they call home. Plus, Laura reveals the one thing no one will ever take from the free space in an apartment building (answer: Fritos), the gals play a community development word association game, and one very important new question is debuted. Spoiler alert: Heather knows how to make balloon animals. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show, tell your friends, give us a five-star rating, and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/HousingPodcast! Heather Voorman: https://twitter.com/hmmcdonald
54 minutes | a year ago
Lobsters for Thanksgiving
Your HOME girls are back and recording in a new studio! In this episode, Sarah, Katelynn and Laura get you caught up on just what’s been going on with NACCED while the show’s been on hiatus, while also being totally wowed by their new surroundings at Podcast Village. Totes legit and profesh. Plus, Laura threatens to give out pocket Constitutions to trick-or-treaters, Sarah clarifies that her family does NOT live in a cranberry bog, and Katelynn promises to make everyone lumpia. Then everyone reveals the Twitter pseudonym they’d use if they were a politician (a la Pierre Delecto). Major thanks to our new home, Podcast Village. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show, tell your friends, give us a five-star rating, and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/HousingPodcast! NACCED: https://www.nacced.org/default.aspx Podcast Village: http://podcastvillage.com
64 minutes | a year ago
We're In A Moment
In this summer solstice edition of the Holistic Housing Show, Dr. Tiffany Manuel tells us why affordable housing is having a moment – and it’s time to move! As a messaging and communications strategist, Tiffany is a pro at teaching advocates to make their case through storytelling in order to make lasting change at the systems level. Plus, Katelynn receives a lil’ fan mail, Laura gets paranoid about airport security, and Sarah reminds everyone that Beach Sarah is way better than City Sarah. Tiffany is the President & CEO of The Case Made and you can follow her on Twitter at @DrTiffanyManuel. We love our listeners and love that you’ve been along for the ride! Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you’re liking or to suggest a guest. Or if you need help with a job or something. We do that, too. #connectors. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @HousingPodcast! Happy summer!
71 minutes | 2 years ago
Meet Katelynn Harris!
In this much-anticipated episode of the Holistic Housing Show, Laura and Sarah introduce their new co-host, NACCED’s new Policy Director, Katelynn Harris. Katelynn shares about her journey from the beaches of NC to the mountains of NC, to the affordable housing world of DC, and why her passion for housing is personal. Plus, the crew is joined by three special mystery guests – all NACCED members! – who ask thought-provoking and laugh-inducing questions of the new co-host. Also discussed: why Dolly Parton is perennial and Shania Twain “is a mood;” what policy change Katelynn would make with a magic wand (good one, Elizabeth!); and everyone learns what a Catahoula is (google it). Don’t forget to subscribe to the show, rate us in the app and send us an email to email@example.com. And follow us on Twitter @HousingPodcast!
74 minutes | 2 years ago
Housing Opportunities Made Equal
In this special Fair Housing Month episode of the Holistic Housing Show, Laura and Sarah are joined by Heather Crislip, President & CEO, and Monica Jefferson, Vice President & COO, of HOME of Virginia. HOME fulfills its mission to ensure equal access to housing for all people by addressing housing discrimination in all its forms. Heather and Monica share what housing discrimination looks like – including the still-prevalent practice of redlining - and HOME’s role in a significant legal case that changed the insurance industry. Plus, Laura and Sarah tease not nearly enough information about the impending arrival of their new co-host, learn what the term “fintech” means, and everyone shares their opinion on mashed potatoes. Listen carefully, and you’ll hear a new special question debuted at the end! Also mentioned in this episode: National Fair Housing Alliance; The Color of Law; Spoonbread Restaurant (thanks for the recommendation, Monica!) Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to our show so it hits your podcast app nice ‘n’ fresh and follow us on Twitter at @HousingPodcast. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you think (read: how much you love the show) or suggest a guest!
83 minutes | 2 years ago
Here’s What We Ought to Do
In the 20th episode of the Holistic Housing Show podcast, Sarah and Laura are joined by NACCED’s own David Sacks, Community Development Manager for Henrico County, VA. David, famous to longtime listeners as a writer of complex and witty letters to the show’s hosts, shares why community development is more about moving slowly toward improvement than the one-and-done of fixing problems; the impactful experience of working with populations different than yourself; and the myth that there’s no room for creativity in local government. Plus, Sarah and Laura discuss the recent NACCED Legislative Meeting and everyone agrees that Stevie Nicks is eternally cool. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @HousingPodcast and send us a note at email@example.com. Community Development Week is coming up April 22-24. Thanks for listening!
71 minutes | 2 years ago
Grow Up and Google It
In this 19th episode, Sarah and Laura are joined by Elizabeth Strojan, VP of Government Affairs at the NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development, for her second appearance on the show. Together, they commiserate the loss of former host Heather Voorman, who has moved on to a fabulous new role with the Homebuilders, and discuss who could possibly fill her shoes (must have intense love for Diet Coke). Elizabeth shares updates on NYC’s Housing New York plan and how important it is to find common ground when advocating. Plus, Sarah talks about getting certified in an inclusionary zoning workshop, Elizabeth discusses the joys of working with super smart cool people in housing (and who would play tambourine in her band), and everyone agrees that life is about being comfortable with what you don’t know. And Elizabeth answers the question, for the rest of your life, which would you rather have: a milk mustache or Cheeto fingers? The answer may surprise you. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show and rate us on iTunes! And follow along on Twitter at @NACCEDNews and like NACCED on Facebook. Send us your fan mail and love letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are grateful for our listeners!
80 minutes | 2 years ago
Rock On, Rural America
In the 18th episode of the Holistic Housing Show, the NACCED team is joined by Housing Assistance Council (HAC) CEO David Lipsetz. A rural Midwesterner himself, David shares how HAC empowers some of America’s most impoverished rural communities to grow their capacity and thrive. Also discussed: how public policy incentivizes city living and urbanization, why rural and urban America need not be at odds, why USDA is in the housing business and why values like community and humility matter. Plus, he teaches us new words like “sniglets” and “metropollyanna.” The Angels receive more fan mail, discuss first jobs and favorite home appliances, and debut brand new, hard-hitting questions (Which would you rather fight in hand-to-hand combat – an alien or a zombie?). Follow us on Twitter at @HousingPodcast and subscribe and rate the show wherever you listen. And send us a note at email@example.com!
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