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The Opportunity Starts at Home podcast takes a deep look at opportunity in America, especially how housing shapes that opportunity. Of all the factors that affect our ability to thrive, both economically and socially, few are more important than the homes in which we are raised. Housing predicts the kind of neighborhood you’ll grow up in; the quality of school you’ll attend; and your access to transportation, amenities, resources, job opportunities, and social networks. Housing is simply fundamental to achieving the American Dream. Intro/Closing Song by: David Szesztay - "Joyful Meeting" URL:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/David_Szesztay/Acoustic_Guitar/Joyful_Meeting Comments: http://freemusicarchive.org/ Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

The Opportunity Starts at Home podcast takes a deep look at opportunity in America, especially how housing shapes that opportunity. Of all the factors that affect our ability to thrive, both economically and socially, few are more important than the homes in which we are raised. Housing predicts the kind of neighborhood you’ll grow up in; the quality of school you’ll attend; and your access to transportation, amenities, resources, job opportunities, and social networks. Housing is simply fundamental to achieving the American Dream. Intro/Closing Song by: David Szesztay - "Joyful Meeting" URL:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/David_Szesztay/Acoustic_Guitar/Joyful_Meeting Comments: http://freemusicarchive.org/ Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
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The Opportunity Starts at Home podcast takes a deep look at opportunity in America, especially how housing shapes that opportunity. Of all the factors that affect our ability to thrive, both economically and socially, few are more important than the homes in which we are raised. Housing predicts the kind of neighborhood you’ll grow up in; the quality of school you’ll attend; and your access to transportation, amenities, resources, job opportunities, and social networks. Housing is simply fundamental to achieving the American Dream. Intro/Closing Song by: David Szesztay - "Joyful Meeting" URL:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/David_Szesztay/Acoustic_Guitar/Joyful_Meeting Comments: http://freemusicarchive.org/ Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

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202-760-3802


Episodes

Episode 16 - "Housing Policy is Climate Policy" w/ Dr. Dan Kammen

5/16/2019
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In this episode, we talk to Dr. Dan Kammen about the many intersections between housing policy and climate policy. Dr. Kammen is one of the world’s leading energy experts. He is a Distinguished Professor of Energy at UC Berkeley, where he holds appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Department of Nuclear Engineering. He is a former Science Envoy for the U.S. State Department, appointed during the Obama presidency. He was a coordinating...

Duration:00:37:26

Episode 15 - "Housing & School Funding" w/ EdBuild CEO Rebecca Sibilia

4/11/2019
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“We have built a school funding system that is reliant on geography, and therefore the school funding system has inherited all of the historical ills of where we have forced and incentivized people to live" -- Rebecca Sibilia Because school funding largely comes from local property taxes, housing plays a pivotal role in how much schools can spend on students’ education. In this episode, the CEO of EdBuild, Rebecca Sibilia, discusses the interplay between housing and school funding...

Duration:00:52:12

Episode 14 - "How Affordable Housing Can Boost the Economy" w/ Dr. Richard Florida

3/7/2019
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Dr. Richard Florida is a world renowned urbanist and one of the leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and technological innovation. He is a co-founder and editor at large of CityLab and a senior editor at The Atlantic. He is a university professor in the University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management, and a distinguished fellow at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. In this episode, Dr. Florida...

Duration:00:41:48

Episode 13 - "Housing & School Segregation" w/ Former U.S. Secretary Of Education John King

2/14/2019
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John King served in President Barack Obama’s cabinet as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Education. Secretary King is one of the most prominent voices on the connections between housing policy and education policy, particularly with respect to pervasive socioeconomic and racial segregation. We sat down with Secretary King in Los Angeles to discuss the state of modern-day school and housing segregation, why he prioritized integration while in office, promising practices on both the education and...

Duration:00:44:10

Episode 12 - "Philanthropy & Housing" w/ Funders for Housing and Opportunity

1/31/2019
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The philanthropic community is increasingly focused on safe, decent, affordable housing as a cornerstone for progress in a variety of other areas. The Funders for Housing and Opportunity (FHO) is one of the nation’s most prominent examples of this. In this episode, we talk to Susan Thomas and Jeanne Fekade-Sellassie. Susan Thomas is the Chair of the FHO collaborative and the Senior Program Officer for Melville Charitable Trust. Jeanne Fekade-Sellassie is the Project Director of FHO. FHO is a...

Duration:00:47:24

Episode 11 - "Health Insurance Providers Take Action on Housing" w/ America's Health Insurance Plans

1/7/2019
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Health insurance providers increasingly understand that good housing is good health. To more effectively address health conditions, insurance providers across the country are developing and implementing new ways to improve access to safe, decent, affordable housing for the people they serve. In this episode, we talk to Rhys Jones and Rashi Venkataraman with America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). AHIP is the largest advocacy organization representing health insurers nationwide. AHIP has...

Duration:00:39:47

Episode 10 - "Housing Affordability is a Purple Issue" w/ Senator Todd Young

12/3/2018
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Senator Todd Young (R-IN) has been one of the most prominent voices on the housing affordability crisis and its spillover effects into other sectors. We sat down with Senator Young in his Washington, D.C. office to discuss a range of topics: his prioritization of the housing affordability issue; the impact of the affordability crisis throughout his home state of Indiana; his recent bipartisan legislation; the importance of housing voucher mobility; the role of the federal government; and...

Duration:00:22:41

Episode 9 - "Neighborhoods, Economic Mobility, and Housing Policy" w/ David Williams

11/15/2018
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David Williams is the Policy Director of Opportunity Insights, the new research and policy institute led by world-renowned economists Raj Chetty (Harvard University), Nathaniel Hendren (Harvard University), and John Friedman (Brown University). In this episode, David discusses the fading American Dream, the work of his organization, the recent research showing how neighborhoods drive life outcomes, the implications for housing policy, “opportunity bargain” neighborhoods, and the latest...

Duration:00:49:02

Episode 8 - "Food Banks, Hunger, And Affordable Housing"

10/29/2018
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“Very nearly we talk about housing just as much as we talk about hunger. The people we serve keep telling us it’s housing; it’s rent; it’s having a safe place to call home.” – Jeff Kleen, Oregon Food Bank Recorded in Portland, Oregon, this episode explores the intersections between food insecurity and affordable housing with Alison McIntosh of the Oregon Housing Alliance and Jeff Kleen and Anneliese Koehler with Oregon Food Bank. The Oregon Housing Alliance is one of seven state partners...

Duration:00:50:56

Episode 7 - "Affordable Housing & Mental Health" w/ Andrew Sperling

10/10/2018
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Andrew Sperling, Director of Legislative and Policy Advocacy at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), discusses the intersections of affordable housing and mental health. NAMI sits on the Steering Committee of the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign. Andrew explains NAMI's commitment to housing affordability issues, the history of housing and mental illness, the current housing barriers facing those with a mental health condition, and the necessity of stable housing for recovery....

Duration:00:48:28

Episode 6 - "Housing & Health in Golden State" w/ Housing California & Kaiser Permanente

8/30/2018
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Lisa Hershey from Housing California and Angela Jenkins from Kaiser Permanente talk about the intersections of housing and health, and how new cross-sector relationships and innovative solutions are playing out in California. They discuss the work of their respective organizations, why the health and housing sectors are increasingly cooperating, how that cooperation is changing the game in terms of policy advocacy, the inherent challenges of cross-sector relationships, and much more!...

Duration:00:41:02

Episode 5 - "An Economic Fair Housing Act" w/ Richard Kahlenberg

8/6/2018
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In this episode, we explore the intersections of housing affordability, segregation, zoning, and education with Richard Kahlenberg, senior fellow at The Century Foundation. Kahlenberg has been called “the intellectual father of the economic integration movement” in K-12 schooling and “arguably the nation’s chief proponent of class-based affirmative action in higher education admissions.” He is also an authority on teachers’ unions, private school vouchers, charter schools, turnaround school...

Duration:00:50:41

Episode 4 – “Faith in Action: Catholic Charities USA & Affordable Housing” w/ Curtis Johnson

7/16/2018
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In this episode, we explore the intersections of faith-based agencies and affordable housing with Curtis Johnson, Senior Director of Housing Strategy for Catholic Charities, USA. Mr. Johnson discusses the many ways Catholic Charities is involved in affordable housing development and advocacy, why it joined the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign, his personal experiences from a 30-year career in housing, and how social justice teachings can inform the nation’s housing policy. As Catholic...

Duration:00:42:24

Episode 3 - "Housing Policy is School Policy" w/ Heather Schwartz

6/19/2018
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Episode 3 - Dr. Heather Schwartz This episode dives into the deep connections between housing and education with a nationally recognized expert in the field: Dr. Heather Schwartz from RAND Education. She is the author of some of the most influential studies over the past decade on the connections between housing and schools. Dr. Schwartz takes the audience through her work, showing how affordable housing policies can promote higher educational attainment for low-income children - sometimes...

Duration:00:53:40

Episode 2 - Broadening the Housing Movement, A Panel Discussion

5/14/2018
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A must listen! A fascinating panel discussion with senior leaders from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, National Education Association, National Alliance to End Homelessness, NAACP, Community Catalyst, and Children's Defense Fund about why each of their organizations joined the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign and the various ways in which housing is deeply connected to their own sectors of work, from education to civil rights to homelessness to healthcare to child advocacy....

Duration:01:04:58

Episode 1 - "Good Housing is Good Health" w/ Dr. Megan Sandel

4/26/2018
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Episode 1 - Dr. Megan Sandel This episode dives into the deep connections between housing and health with a nationally recognized expert in the field. Sometimes, the prescription that patients really need for their ailments is a safe, decent, affordable home. Dr. Sandel explains her career journey as a pediatrician and how she became an affordable housing advocate; the various ways in which housing is one of the most important social determinants of health; how the housing sector and...

Duration:00:32:10