The Holistic Housing Podcast
Doug Ryan Explains It All
In this 13th episode, Charlie’s Angels are joined by Doug Ryan. Doug, the Senior Director of Affordable Homeownership for Prosperity Now, also serves as an adjunct instructor at American University’s Department of Justice, Law & Criminology. In this wide ranging conversation, Doug discusses his experience working in local government, why homeownership still makes sense for a lot of Americans and how bringing new players into the economy benefits everyone. Plus, who is Fudgie the (ice...
Building Community While You’re Building a Community
In this episode of #housingpodcast we talk to Rachel Reilly, Director of Impact Investing for Enterprise Community Partners, about a very important economic development topic: Opportunity Zones! This new community investment incentive connects private capital with low-income communities across America. It’s new, it’s innovative, it’s got a lotta potential, and it’s coming to a census tract near you. Plus, Rachel shares what it was like serving in elected office in DC (sometimes people in...
Jack of all Trades: Manuel Ochoa
In this summery edition of the #housingpodcast, Laura, Heather and Sarah are joined by Manuel Ochoa, the Director of Federal Affairs for the National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB). In a career that has taken him from the DC government to HUD to the nonprofit sector, Manuel shares his experience on disaster relief, what community asset building means (wealth and business creation!) and why it’s important to be a jack of all trades in the affordable housing policy...
The One Where They Talk About South Dakota
In this tenth (!!) episode of the Holistic Housing Podcast, the NACCED crew is joined by Bob Simpson, VP of Multifamily and Green Finance for Fannie Mae. Bob shares his perspective on the positive multi-generational effects of healthy and affordable housing, how Fannie Mae is investing in people and not just properties, why Fox was totally wrong to cancel “Firefly,” and why watching Star Trek is a better investment than business school (you’ll learn the same stuff). Plus, Charlie’s Angels...
Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
On this episode of the #housingpodcast, the NACCED crew are joined by Diane Yentel, the oft-quoted and influential CEO & President of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. This conversation touches on everything from benefits cuts to getting out the vote, and why it’s critical to build the political will to solve issues like homelessness. We also learn that not only is Diane a pro at coalition building (and maintaining a highly relevant Twitter feed), but she’s also very good at...
Putting the Granny Back in “Granny Flat”
In this extra-lively episode of the Holistic Housing Show, the NACCED team is joined by Jon Coppage, Senior Fellow at the R St. Institute in Washington, DC. Jon’s work as a researcher and speaker takes him across the country to study what makes for healthy communities, whether that’s in the availability of accessory dwelling units, a neighborhood’s walkability, or multi-generational living. Plus, learn why Jon’s hometown, Winston-Salem, really isn’t trying to kill you with its two main...
“Debate Kids: All Grown Up (and Making Housing Policy)”
In this episode, the illustrious Director of Public Policy for Enterprise Community Partners, Emily Cadik, joined the NACCED crew to talk tax reform, the value of mentoring and how to form coalitions. Also on deck: Emily’s experience with the famed Corn Palace of South Dakota, Laura’s experience talking about hot dogs with people in Trump Hotel, the revelation that all debate kids turn into policy wonks, and how tying housing to infrastructure is like “trying to make fetch happen
A Conversation with Derek Hyra
In this episode of the Holistic Housing Show, the NACCED team are joined by American University Professor Derek Hyra to discuss his work on gentrification and equitable urban development in DC’s famous U Street/Shaw neighborhood. Derek discusses his book, “Race, Class and Politics in the Cappuccino City,” and the how true social integration in a newly gentrified area will lead to a prosperous neighborhood. Plus, learn what it means to “live ‘The Wire;’” what it was like to run for Congress...
R-O-C-K In the USA
On the 4th episode of the Holistic Housing Show, Charlie's Angels are joined by Charlie himself: Chuck Robbins, the Director of Housing and Community Development for Clackamas County, Oregon. Chuck shares his love of not just great Oregon beer, but also public service, and how his involvement with NACCED connected him with incredible housing experts across the country. Plus, we discuss the eternal question: when is it just too soon to listen to Christmas music?
The Ja’Ron Smith Guide to Self-Actualization
On this episode, Sarah and Laura are joined by Ja’Ron Smith, the Director of Urban Affairs and Revitalization at the Executive Office of the President. Ja’Ron shares how his experience growing up amidst poverty in Cleveland shaped his determination to make a difference in Washington, where he now works in the White House on domestic policy issues ranging from infrastructure to prison reform. Learn about the administration’s goal to bring all voices to the table when it comes to developing...
Katy Perry, Meditation, and Tax Reform
On this episode of the Holistic Housing Show, the NACCED team is joined by Eric Enderlin and Elizabeth Strojan from the New York City Housing Development Corporation. Eric, NYCHDC's President, and Elizabeth, NYHCD's Director of Government Affairs, share what led them to work in affordable housing, why access to fair housing matters for all people, and what's so great about the LIHTC program. Plus, find out what their theme song is! And why does Elizabeth like jazzercise so much?
Cliff Taffet Kicks it Off
The Holistic Housing Podcast Connecting community. Sharing ideas. Finding solutions. In the Holistic Housing Podcast’s inaugural episode, Laura, Heather and Sarah are joined by Cliff Taffet, who recently retired after 26 years at HUD, where he served as General Deputy Assistant Secretary. We asked what led him to HUD (spoiler alert: avocado farming), what he’d do with a magic wand and his advice for a younger generation. You don’t want to miss it! The Holistic Housing Podcast brings...