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The Affordable Housing Podcast, brought to you by Eden Housing, explores the issues and challenges being faced in affordable housing today. From the impact of the sub-prime crisis to green building, host Joanne Greene offers compelling conversation with industry insiders. Topics include regional and national trends, inclusionary housing, government funding, and the role of private developers in helping to provide workforce housing.

The Affordable Housing Podcast, brought to you by Eden Housing, explores the issues and challenges being faced in affordable housing today. From the impact of the sub-prime crisis to green building, host Joanne Greene offers compelling conversation with industry insiders. Topics include regional and national trends, inclusionary housing, government funding, and the role of private developers in helping to provide workforce housing.
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The Affordable Housing Podcast, brought to you by Eden Housing, explores the issues and challenges being faced in affordable housing today. From the impact of the sub-prime crisis to green building, host Joanne Greene offers compelling conversation with industry insiders. Topics include regional and national trends, inclusionary housing, government funding, and the role of private developers in helping to provide workforce housing.

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Supervisor Gioia

7/17/2019
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In this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast, brought to you by Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks to Supervisor John Gioia, a long-time supporter of affordable housing in California. Gioia serves as Chair of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and represents the Western area of the county. As Supervisor Gioia explains, housing affordability is a regional problem and can only be solved on a regional level. The housing crisis cannot be solved on a city-by-city or even...

Duration:00:17:14

Creative Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis: ADUs

6/28/2019
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While there are many creative ways to address the affordable housing crisis, the development of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) is one that is quick to build, does not require a public subsidy, and can be integrated into existing neighborhoods practically seamlessly. Unfortunately, cities and local governments have erected great barriers to their development. In this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast brought to you by Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks to Senator Bob...

Duration:00:14:52

Addressing the Housing Crisis: What Must be Done?

5/24/2019
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The Bay Area, along with the entire state of California, is facing a housing crisis. There are a multitude of complex causes, including a history of under-building, obstructive policies, and a constantly increasing demand for housing. In this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast brought to you by Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks to Caitlyn Fox, Director on the Justice and Opportunity Team of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). As Fox explains, housing is the most foundational...

Duration:00:23:30

Veterans First: Making the Transition from Military to Civilian Life

10/20/2017
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Making the transition from military to civilian life can be challenging. Thankfully, there are organizations and individuals dedicated to helping to providing resources and information to help ensure the greatest success for the families of those who have served. On this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast, brought to you by Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks with Todd Steffan, Coordinator of the Veterans First program at Los Positas College. Los Positas is a valued partner at...

Duration:00:21:04

Make Room in Our Communities - Ending Housing Insecurity for Renters

5/1/2017
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Housing insecurity is a critical issue for many renters. In fact, as so aptly stated in the mission statement of the new organization MAKE ROOM, the human suffering and the astronomical costs to society of the rental crisis is unimaginable. In this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast brought to you by Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks to Make Room's CEO, Ali Solis. MAKE ROOM is dedicated to this problem and to creating bold solutions to end housing insecurity for renters. Ali's...

Duration:00:18:41

What's Your Story? The Value of Storytelling as a Strategic Communications Tool for Non-Profit Organizations

2/28/2017
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In 1998, Andy Goodman had a great idea and launched a company to help good causes reach more people with more impact. It was a singular mission and an audacious goal. The Goodman Center offers workshops in storytelling, presenting, strategic communications and more. In this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast brought to you by Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks to founder Andy Goodman. Andy is a nationally recognized author, speaker and consultant. Along with "Storytelling as...

Duration:00:26:28

A Reporter's View of Bay Area Affordable Housing

1/31/2017
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For more than a decade, Stephanie Martin Taylor has walked the streets of San Francisco and the Bay Area learning and reporting on the housing issues of our region. She’s talked with real people and heard their personal stories. Formerly an anchor and housing reporter for KQED radio and now the newly named Communications Director for the Episcopal Diocese of California. An award winning journalist based in San Francisco, Stephanie has been focused on housing and development issues. She has...

Duration:00:20:20

"Why Housing Messages Are Backfiring" - Lessons in Strategic Communication

12/19/2016
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Sometimes, we are frustrated by public opposition to our noble work in afforable housing and spin our wheels trying to find a way around it. Rather than discount the opposition, Enterprise Community Partners and The Frameworks Institute tackled the problem head on to find out the values behind some of the opposing views of providing affordable housing and how we can change the conversation around housing. On this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast brought to you by Eden Housing,...

Duration:00:19:20

Three Bay Area Ballot Measures for Affordable Housing: NPH Annual Conference Keynote Session

10/24/2016
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The upcoming election is critical and dramatic for many reasons - among ballot questions being considered, there are three important Bay Area affordable housing county measures. On this episode of the Affordable Housing podcast, brought to you by Eden Housing, we'll take you to the keynote plenary session at the recent annual conference of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, better known as NPH. The conference's keynote plenary session featured an esteemed panel of...

Duration:00:37:52

Housing as a Health Care Investment

7/27/2016
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It's been widely assumed that there’s a strong connection between affordable, stable housing and the health of children. Now, we have proof. On this episode of the Affordable Housing podcast brought to you by Eden Housing, we’ll learn about the latest research from Children’s HealthWatch and the National Housing Conference that shows that public investment in housing, including housing for homeless families and rental assistance for families who face food insecurity, clearly improves...

Duration:00:23:40

NPH Looking Ahead in an Election Year

4/22/2016
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For over 36 years, the Non-Profit Housing Association (NPH) of Northern California has been the collective voice of affordable housing, working with 750 member organizations and community leaders to push for effective state, regional and local policy, supporting campaigns throughout the nine Bay Area counties, and educating the public on the importance of investing in affordable homes. Joining host Joanne Greene are Amie Fishman, NPH's Executive Director, and Sharon Cornu, NPH’s first...

Duration:00:26:49

Affordable Housing in the Proposed 2017 Federal Budget

3/4/2016
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The NHC (National Housing Conference) focuses on advancing federal housing policy to help low and moderate income people, strengthening the nation’s housing finance system, restoring neighborhoods damaged by foreclosures and disinvestment, and building stronger communities overall that coordinate housing, transportation, health, education and energy policy. Recently, NHC held its annual budget forum to help those working in and around Capitol Hill to understand how affordable housing fits...

Duration:00:23:22

Impossible Choices: Food, rent, medicine?

1/5/2016
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Most organizations do not work for the day that they are no longer needed. But that’s precisely the goal of the Alameda County Community Food Bank who serves 1-in-5 residents of Alameda County. In this episode of the Affordable Housing podcast, we discuss "food insecurity" - the lack of access to affordable, nutritious groceries. We delve into how poverty often forces people to make impossible choices, what constitutes a "complete grocery basket," and how the economic recovery has not...

Duration:00:19:53

Connecting Low-Income Adults & Seniors with Affordable Housing and Healthcare

9/26/2015
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We've been hearing it for more than decade now - a "silver tsunami" is upon us. As the low-income Baby Boomers hit retirement age, what will they need? What innovative housing and healthcare solutions are needed for low income older adults and seniors to successfully age in place? Joining host Joanne Greene is Mark Ricketts, President and CEO of National Church Residences, who shares his perspective on what's next for older adult senior affordable housing. National Church Residences is...

Duration:00:21:41

What Makes This Drought in California So Bad?What Makes This Drought in California So Bad?

7/20/2015
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California's drought is the worst in the state's history.Now in its fourth year, most areas are facing mandatory water rationing. In this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast, host Joanne Greene speaks with John Coleman, who among other titles is the past President, and longtime member of the board of EBMUD, the East Bay Municipal Utility District.John and Joanne discuss what makes this drought different than past droughts, what it would take for the drought to end, how EBMUD works...

Duration:00:17:45

Housing & Education Policy Panel

6/16/2015
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Eden Housing was pleased to co-host with Microsoft and Housing Trust Silicon Valley the launch of this year’s Affordable Housing Week in Santa Clara County with a Housing and Education Policy Discussion Panel. Eden’s President Linda Mandolini and Microsoft’s Government Affairs Manager Jonathan Noble welcomed attendees to the policy discussion held at Microsoft’s Sunnyvale campus.UC Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools’ Executive Director and Founder Dr. Deborah McKoy gave the keynote...

Duration:01:37:05

How the Tax Code Leads to the Creation of Affordable Housing

4/15/2015
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The statistics are daunting. California has 13 of the 14 least affordable metropolitan housing markets in the nation. Currently, more than 34 percent of working renters pay more than 50 percent of their income toward housing, and the State Department of Housing and Community Development estimates that California needs to build 220,000 new homes a year to keep up with population growth. In this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast, host Joanne Greene speaks to Mark Stivers, Executive...

Duration:00:19:00

Older Adults: The New Homeless

3/6/2015
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It’s a trend that no one likes to see - an ever increasing number of older Americans who find themselves homeless after a lifetime of honest work and supporting themselves. Joining host Joanne Greene is Dr. Margot Kushel of UCSF who is studying older adult homelessness and its impacts as Principal Investigator for the HOPE-HOME research study (Health Outcomes of People Experiencing Homelessness in Older Middle Age). RESOURCES For additional information on this topic,...

Duration:00:21:14

What If You Could Not Access the Internet? 80 Million Americans Cannot Afford to be Connected

1/30/2015
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While the majority of Americans have access to high speed broadband connections, nearly one third of Americans--low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities--have no broadband internet at all, limiting their ability to engage in the 21st century. On this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast, brought to you by Eden Housing, we’ll be focusing on what it will take to bridge the Digital Divide and get more low-income households online in a way that can significantly enhance...

Duration:00:27:21

2014 Resident Success Stories

12/15/2014
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Eden Housing doesn’t just provide roofs for people in need of affordable housing, Eden opens doors to new lives. In our 2014 year end episode, hosted by Joanne Greene, we’ll be hearing from Cassandra Phelps Robinson and Bill Nguyen, two residents whose lives have been impacted in countless positive ways through the opportunities provided by Eden Housing. RESOURCES * Listen to this and prior episodes of the Affordable Housing Podcast at EdenHousing.org* Free subscriptions to the monthly...

Duration:00:10:13