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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

Meet Cameron Wheeler

10/21/2021
It’s time to meet your new co-host! In this episode, Laura interviews NACCED’s new Membership & Operations Associate, Cameron Wheeler, on his work and interests. Topics include: storytelling, federalism, fruit, livin’ simple, and just why NACCED’s local government members are so special. Plus, how DO you pronounce Wawa? And, Cameron answers just about every questions that’s ever been asked on the show, and Laura finally has a hot dog ally. Follow the show on Twitter at @HousingPodcast and...

Duration:01:00:45

Building With Heart

9/17/2021
Arroyo Village is an award-winning, first-of-its-kind community in Colorado to encompass a continuum of care for people experiencing housing instability that includes a homeless shelter, permanent supportive housing and affordable housing under one roof. In this conversation, we’re joined by two of Arroyo Village’s leaders, Laura Rossbert of Shopworks Architecture, and Dontae Latson, CEO of Rocky Mountain Communities, to discuss building using trauma-informed design to create opportunities...

Duration:00:48:25

Keep Your Head to the Sky

8/19/2021
How do we bring agencies and governments together to achieve a comprehensive national housing strategy for the US? Atlanta Housing Authority CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. joins the show to discuss this question, bringing the perspective of a career in housing that has taken him from San Francisco to Atlanta and many places in between. We also discuss Eugene’s book, Housing Humans, and just what can be done about Atlanta’s traffic (and that Georgia heat). Plus, we celebrate the show’s four-year...

Duration:00:56:32

Bee in the Moment

7/15/2021
Cache County Director of Economic Development Shawn Milne joins the show to share his perspective on what it’s like to work in in the nation’s fastest growing state, Utah. We talk the importance of housing workers near jobs, why housing should be a nonpartisan issue, and how serving in elected office taught Shawn the benefit of political moderation. Plus, the show starts with a comedy of errors, Sarah has an announcement, and we wonder, is Shawn really just in town because he is a Freemason...

Duration:00:44:43

The Address Book

6/17/2021
Why do street addresses matter? Author Deirdre Mask joins us to talk about her book, The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power. In this fascinating look at the history and impact of addresses from West Virginia to Kolkata and everywhere in between, we ask: why are some people resistant to having an address? How can addresses prevent public health crises? Is being unreachable a new status symbol? Will digital addresses become a thing? All that and...

Duration:00:46:26

Failure is Always an Option

5/20/2021
Maggie Jones, Assistant Director for Community Development at Tarrant County, TX, joins the show to talk all things change-making. Hear what’s it been like to adapt as a local government professional providing community services during COVID, why change does not have to equal loss, and how working at a Greek restaurant was the perfect customer service training. Plus, Maggie knows more about Jeeps than any other person on the planet, Laura enforces the rules of a new game a little too...

Duration:00:58:45

An Ideal Community

4/29/2021
In this episode, we’re joined by Ken White, Director of Resident Services at Operation Pathways, which provides services for residents of multifamily housing. But they’re not just services – they’re resident-led programs that empower individuals and families to set goals, learn new skills, lead healthier lives, and achieve greater independence and quality of life. Ken tells us how Operation Pathways walks with these residents in their journeys, prioritizing dignity and creating community....

Duration:00:51:46

Breaking the Homelessness-to-Jail Cycle

3/18/2021
People incarcerated more than once are 13 times more likely to experience homelessness than the general public. What can be done to break the jail-to-homelessness cycle? Urban Institute researcher Sarah Gillespie joins to discuss: why the public should care, how the housing first model provides stability and dignity, myths around homelessness, and whether homelessness really is solvable.Plus, Sarah G. has a spaghettios for adults to share, Sarah M. has pre-registered for the vaccine, and...

Duration:00:49:57

Talking About Co-Living

2/25/2021
Atlanta-based PadSplit has helped over 1,000 renters access safe, stable, furnished housing, at a fixed, weekly rate. Founder and CEO Atticus LeBlanc joins the show to discuss PadSplit’s unique co-living model, serving primarily frontline and working class individuals, who are able to save money, build credit, and in some cases, go on to buy a car or even their own home. We discuss the ongoing need for zoning reform and a more equitable distribution of housing, and how now is the time to...

Duration:00:52:16

Let Your Homeostasis be Happiness

1/14/2021
What, if any, role can your local police department play in addressing homelessness? Officer Mike Keen, the Homeless Outreach Program Coordinator for the Arlington County, VA Police Department, joins the show to answer that question. Officer Keen’s homeless outreach program breaks down silos between local government departments in order to assist people experiencing homelessness to acquire the services and resources they need. We talk jail diversion, crisis intervention, decriminalizing...

Duration:01:02:58

The Dignity of Work

12/10/2020
We’re joined at the end of 2020 by Ben Hobbs, Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy at the White House. Ben talks his roots in Ohio (including his first business selling chicken eggs), solutions to eliminating poverty that go beyond government programs, and America’s eternal ability to resiliently recover from difficult times – even a pandemic. Plus, Sarah declines to share her number one song from 2020, and Laura manages once again to make aliens a focal point of the...

Duration:01:07:50

Putting a Face on Who We’re Helping

11/19/2020
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’...

Duration:01:06:39

Do We Care Enough?

10/15/2020
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

9/24/2020
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

7/23/2020
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

5/28/2020
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

3/12/2020
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