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Housing and community development's evolvement rests on the shoulders of women and men who have played a strong role in developing affordable housing and communities throughout the country. Their stories provide a human historical perspective on our cities and the housing within our cities.

Housing and community development's evolvement rests on the shoulders of women and men who have played a strong role in developing affordable housing and communities throughout the country. Their stories provide a human historical perspective on our cities and the housing within our cities.
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United States

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Housing and community development's evolvement rests on the shoulders of women and men who have played a strong role in developing affordable housing and communities throughout the country. Their stories provide a human historical perspective on our cities and the housing within our cities.

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@nanmckay6

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English

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Episodes

Ep. 6-David Smith: Sure! I Can Do That!

1/19/2020
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David is a self-taught pioneer in affordable housing, building two successful companies including the Affordable Housing Institute which has worked in over 65 countries, with partners including World Bank, USAID, the Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. His financing of housing in India and many other countries has provided stability and quality in the home, providing women with home-businesses with disposible income to make a better life for their families. His answer to any...

Duration:00:39:48

Ep. 5-Carol Lamberg: From Ashes to Triumph

1/12/2020
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Building housing in New York isn’t easy. There’s lots of red tape and high housing costs, but none of that detracted Carol Lamberg from pushing through projects that later when on to flourish. As a longtime housing advocate, she spearheaded thousands of units in the New York area that are models for long-term success. These included buildings that accepted people from all income levels, breaking down social barriers and creating a sense of community. Many of these projects were burned-out...

Duration:00:28:27

Ep. 4-Bob Moss: Innovate to Fix Housing Woes

1/5/2020
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After 36 years in the affordable housing industry, Bob Moss has a clear vision for what must change. He discusses that to meet the myriad of needs in housing, the U.S. needs to be more creative about finding sufficient labor and cutting construction costs. As National Director of Governmental Affairs for tax and advisory firm CohnReznick, he pushes the industry to embrace new, innovative ideas. Look to Europe, he says, where modular and stackable housing is becoming popular. At home, we...

Duration:00:29:01

Ep. 3-John McIlwain: Easing the Housing Squeeze

12/29/2019
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John Mcllwain has been on the ground floor of the country’s affordable housing movement, becoming a trusted voice on Capitol Hill for his deep expertise. Mcllwain closed the first Section 8 deal in the U.S., worked for HUD, performed industry-respected policy research, and invested in affordable projects. From this vantage point he explains the state of housing challenges and how they are interconnected with other challenges: the ballooning federal budget, climate change, and...

Duration:00:30:38

Ep. 2-Denise Muha: Respect on Capitol Hill

12/22/2019
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Housing expert Denise Muha is a sought after expert in Washington for her insight on affordable housing policy. As Executive Director of the National Leased Housing Association, she regularly advocates and advises Congress and HUD on public housing’s benefits to families and communities. In this episode she outlines the affordable housing policy trends arising in a challenging political environment, and how she educates a new generation of policy advocates entering the field.

Duration:00:26:35

Ep.1-Kent Watkins & Nan McKay: A Historical Perspective of Housing and Communities

12/10/2019
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Kent Watkins and Nan McKay reflect on their decades of work in the affordable housing industry and analyze the many challenges on the horizon. They discuss their reasons for collaborating on this historic podcast on housing and communities. McKay started working in the field in 1963 with various housing authorities before launching her own firm in 1980. Watkins began at the nascent HUD, and has since become a major voice for industry advocacy. He is the founder and chairman of the American...

Duration:00:36:36