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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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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.

    Addressing the Housing Crisis During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Assemblymember Marc Berman

    Addressing the Housing Crisis During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Assemblymember Marc Berman

    In this 100th episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast, brought to you by Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks to Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-24). Assemblymember Berman speaks about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on affordable housing, and he emphasizes that the crises we’re already facing, including the housing crisis, homelessness crisis, and climate change, have not disappeared. As he says, “we know we did a good job last year of passing policies to protect tenants, but we did not do enough on the housing production side, and we just can’t wait another year.”
    For more information, visit https://a24.asmdc.org/.

    Diving into "Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America" with Conor Dougherty

    Diving into "Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America" with Conor Dougherty

    In this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast, brought to you by Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks to Conor Dougherty, NY Times reporter and author of Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America. Conor speaks about the inspiration for his book and discusses how punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive cost of ownership have turned housing into the foremost symbol of inequality and an economy gone wrong. 
    For more information on, or to purchase, "Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America," visit https://www.ebbooksellers.com/book/9780525560210

    Ballot Measures Make a Difference: Supervisor Chan on Measure A1

    Ballot Measures Make a Difference: Supervisor Chan on Measure A1

    In this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast, brought to you by Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks to Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan. Supervisor Chan discusses the genesis and implementation of Measure A1, a housing bond to help those struggling with the cost of housing, to help people experiencing homelessness find long-term solutions, and to help people become homeowners.
    To learn more, visit:
    https://edenhousing.org/
    https://www.acgov.org/cda/hcd/bond.htm
    https://www.acgov.org/board/district3/

    Straight from the Source: Liam Dillon on Housing Affordability in California

    Straight from the Source: Liam Dillon on Housing Affordability in California

    In this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast, brought to you by Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks to Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times reporter covering issues of housing affordability and neighborhood change. Dillon explains how layered and interconnected housing issues are to other social issues. "It's not just about laws or home prices. Every single societal issue is run through the issue of where you live- whether race, class, generational equity, environmental issues, or education." Hear more insight from Liam Dillon in this episode. 
    For more, visit:
    www.edenhousing.org
    www.latimes.com/people/liam-dillon
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    Naval Base Gets a New Lease on Life

    Naval Base Gets a New Lease on Life

    In this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast, brought to you by Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks to Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft. As Mayor Ashcraft says, “[California] can’t boast about being the 5th largest economy in the world, while at the same time have thousands of our citizens unsheltered on the streets. We have to do lots of things, and we have to do them simultaneously.” Most recently, the City of Alameda, along with Eden Housing and Alameda Point Partners, broke ground on Alameda Point Senior Apartments, which will provide 60 new homes to seniors on the site of the former Naval Air Station Alameda. Hear more about this development, as well as Alameda's unique history, successes, and future plans, in this episode.
    For more, visit:
    www.edenhousing.org
    www.alamedaca.gov

    Housing Affordability: A Regional Problem

    Housing Affordability: A Regional Problem

    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 county-by-county basis.
     
    For more, visit:
    http://edenhousing.org
    http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/

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