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The Holistic Housing Podcast Connecting community. Sharing ideas. Finding solutions. The Holistic Housing Podcast brings together thought leaders, policy makers and program implementers across the affordable housing, community development and economic development field. Guests discuss their experiences and solutions on topics like gentrification, workforce development, homelessness, urban revitalization, sustainability, placemaking, the American Dream and so much more. Through these conversations, we illustrate how housing affects quality of life and in turn, every individual’s ability to lead a successful life.

The Holistic Housing Podcast Connecting community. Sharing ideas. Finding solutions. The Holistic Housing Podcast brings together thought leaders, policy makers and program implementers across the affordable housing, community development and economic development field. Guests discuss their experiences and solutions on topics like gentrification, workforce development, homelessness, urban revitalization, sustainability, placemaking, the American Dream and so much more. Through these conversations, we illustrate how housing affects quality of life and in turn, every individual’s ability to lead a successful life.

Location:

United States

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The Holistic Housing Podcast Connecting community. Sharing ideas. Finding solutions. The Holistic Housing Podcast brings together thought leaders, policy makers and program implementers across the affordable housing, community development and economic development field. Guests discuss their experiences and solutions on topics like gentrification, workforce development, homelessness, urban revitalization, sustainability, placemaking, the American Dream and so much more. Through these conversations, we illustrate how housing affects quality of life and in turn, every individual’s ability to lead a successful life.

Language:

English

Contact:

202-251-0236


Episodes

Do We Care Enough?

10/14/2020
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...

Duration:00:48:53

A Good Time to Think Big

9/23/2020
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...

Duration:00:48:41

The Scarlet E

8/27/2020
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...

Duration:00:53:23

Housing Is Everything

7/22/2020
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...

Duration:01:00:00

The Journey to Justice

6/18/2020
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...

Duration:01:02:29

Flexibility is the Name of the Game

5/27/2020
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...

Duration:00:56:59

Pray for the Oysters

4/30/2020
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...

Duration:00:58:44

Alt 137

3/11/2020
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...

Duration:01:22:37

Cities and Homes of the Future

2/12/2020
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...

Duration:01:00:57

Solving the Problem Upstream

1/9/2020
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...

Duration:01:05:30

The Cowboy Rides Away

12/12/2019
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...

Duration:01:16:48

Millennial Homeownership is not a Myth

11/7/2019
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....

Duration:01:01:17

Lobsters for Thanksgiving

11/7/2019
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...

Duration:00:54:10

We're In A Moment

6/21/2019
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...

Duration:01:04:08

Meet Katelynn Harris!

5/23/2019
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...

Duration:01:11:10

Housing Opportunities Made Equal

4/17/2019
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...

Duration:01:14:14

Here’s What We Ought to Do

3/8/2019
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...

Duration:01:22:52

Grow Up and Google It

2/22/2019
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...

Duration:01:11:23

Rock On, Rural America

1/18/2019
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....

Duration:01:19:54

Contested City with Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani

12/7/2018
In the 17th episode of the Holistic Housing Show, Charlie’s Angels are joined by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, author of the recently-released “Contested City: Art and Public History as Mediation at New York’s Seward Park Urban Renewal Center” (SPURA). Gabrielle shares how she and her students from the New School utilized art and dialogue to engage with residents, governments, nonprofits and other partners to re-envision NYC’s SPURA area after over 40 years of displacement, demolition and...

Duration:01:30:05