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Putting the Granny Back in “Granny Flat”

In this extra-lively episode of the Holistic Housing Show, the NACCED team is joined by Jon Coppage, Senior Fellow at the R St. Institute in Washington, DC. Jon’s work as a researcher and speaker takes him across the country to study what makes for healthy communities, whether that’s in the availability of accessory dwelling units, a neighborhood’s walkability, or multi-generational living. Plus, learn why Jon’s hometown, Winston-Salem, really isn’t trying to kill you with its two main...


“Debate Kids: All Grown Up (and Making Housing Policy)”

In this episode, the illustrious Director of Public Policy for Enterprise Community Partners, Emily Cadik, joined the NACCED crew to talk tax reform, the value of mentoring and how to form coalitions. Also on deck: Emily’s experience with the famed Corn Palace of South Dakota, Laura’s experience talking about hot dogs with people in Trump Hotel, the revelation that all debate kids turn into policy wonks, and how tying housing to infrastructure is like “trying to make fetch happen


A Conversation with Derek Hyra

In this episode of the Holistic Housing Show, the NACCED team are joined by American University Professor Derek Hyra to discuss his work on gentrification and equitable urban development in DC’s famous U Street/Shaw neighborhood. Derek discusses his book, “Race, Class and Politics in the Cappuccino City,” and the how true social integration in a newly gentrified area will lead to a prosperous neighborhood. Plus, learn what it means to “live ‘The Wire;’” what it was like to run for Congress...


R-O-C-K In the USA

On the 4th episode of the Holistic Housing Show, Charlie's Angels are joined by Charlie himself: Chuck Robbins, the Director of Housing and Community Development for Clackamas County, Oregon. Chuck shares his love of not just great Oregon beer, but also public service, and how his involvement with NACCED connected him with incredible housing experts across the country. Plus, we discuss the eternal question: when is it just too soon to listen to Christmas music?


The Ja’Ron Smith Guide to Self-Actualization

On this episode, Sarah and Laura are joined by Ja’Ron Smith, the Director of Urban Affairs and Revitalization at the Executive Office of the President. Ja’Ron shares how his experience growing up amidst poverty in Cleveland shaped his determination to make a difference in Washington, where he now works in the White House on domestic policy issues ranging from infrastructure to prison reform. Learn about the administration’s goal to bring all voices to the table when it comes to developing...


Katy Perry, Meditation, and Tax Reform

On this episode of the Holistic Housing Show, the NACCED team is joined by Eric Enderlin and Elizabeth Strojan from the New York City Housing Development Corporation. Eric, NYCHDC's President, and Elizabeth, NYHCD's Director of Government Affairs, share what led them to work in affordable housing, why access to fair housing matters for all people, and what's so great about the LIHTC program. Plus, find out what their theme song is! And why does Elizabeth like jazzercise so much?


Cliff Taffet Kicks it Off

The Holistic Housing Podcast Connecting community. Sharing ideas. Finding solutions. In the Holistic Housing Podcast’s inaugural episode, Laura, Heather and Sarah are joined by Cliff Taffet, who recently retired after 26 years at HUD, where he served as General Deputy Assistant Secretary. We asked what led him to HUD (spoiler alert: avocado farming), what he’d do with a magic wand and his advice for a younger generation. You don’t want to miss it! The Holistic Housing Podcast brings...