26 episodes

Welcome to Bringing Down the HOUSE!, an Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity podcast hosted by Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison. Every other Tuesday, Ali and J'Kalein meet with local experts to cover topics related to building homes, communities, and hope in the Cedar Valley!

Make sure to give us a follow and turn on notifications so that you never miss an episode! You can also stay up to date by following us @BringingDownTheHousePod on Facebook and Instagram or visiting WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast

Bringing Down the HOUSE‪!‬ Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Welcome to Bringing Down the HOUSE!, an Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity podcast hosted by Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison. Every other Tuesday, Ali and J'Kalein meet with local experts to cover topics related to building homes, communities, and hope in the Cedar Valley!

Make sure to give us a follow and turn on notifications so that you never miss an episode! You can also stay up to date by following us @BringingDownTheHousePod on Facebook and Instagram or visiting WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast

    Building Community: Planning & Zoning with Noel Anderson

    Building Community: Planning & Zoning with Noel Anderson

    Today, Ali and J’Kalein welcome Noel Anderson, City of Waterloo's Community Planning & Development Director of 26 years! They chat about all of the ways we partner to develop housing and revitalize neighborhoods in our community. Thanks for listening to episode nine of Season Two: Building Community!

    Episode Links:


    TIF District
    City of Waterloo Zoning Map
    657A - Iowa State Code
    CC Podcasts - Give them a listen!

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    Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast
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    Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Noel Anderson | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound

    • 36 min
    Building Community: Church Partnerships with Hilary Cornelius and Kris Hoskinson

    Building Community: Church Partnerships with Hilary Cornelius and Kris Hoskinson

    Churches were foundational in getting Iowa Heartland started 31 years ago and remain some of our most important and strongest partners today. Ali and J'Kalein explore this topic as they chat with Hilary Cornelius, Missions Coordinator at Prairie Lakes Church and Kris Hoskinson, at Orchard Hill Church about our partnerships. Thanks for listening to episode eight of Season Two: Building Community!

    Episode Links(in order of mention):


    Builders Circle
    Prairie Lakes Church
    When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourself
    Orchard Hill Church
    Laura Hoy's Episode
    Walnut Neighborhood
    CC Podcast - Listen to Nathaniel's Episode #7

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    Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast
    Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH
    Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat
    TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat
    Twitter: BDTH_Pod

    Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guests: Hilary Cornelius & Kris Hoskinson | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound

    • 40 min
    Building Community: Aging at Home with Dignity with Greg Zars

    Building Community: Aging at Home with Dignity with Greg Zars

    Today, Ali and J’Kalein meet with the Deputy Director of the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A), Greg Zars, to discuss how NEI3A is empowering older individuals in our community to age with dignity and independence. We will also explore Iowa Heartland’s new partnership with NEI3A and the impact it is making in our community. Thanks for listening to episode seven of Season Two: Building Community!

    Episode Links:


    Walnut Neighborhood
    LifeLong Links - Call 866-468-7887 to be connected with a social worker
    Meals-on-Wheels
    Grandpad
    The Northeast Iowa Foodbank - Check our our episode with Barb HERE
    Waterloo Housing Trust Fund
    CC Podcasts - Give them a listen!

    Follow us!


    Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast
    Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH
    Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat
    TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat
    Twitter: BDTH_Pod

    Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Greg Zars | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound

    • 36 min
    Building Community: Green Living & Energy Diversity Inclusion with Ashley Craft

    Building Community: Green Living & Energy Diversity Inclusion with Ashley Craft

    Have you ever considered how income may affect a person’s ability to purchase environmentally friendly and energy efficient solutions for their home? Today, Ali and J’Kalein visit with Ashley Craft, program director for University of Northern Iowa's Green Iowa AmeriCorps program. Tune in to learn about their important environmental work in our community and across the state. Thanks for listening to episode six of Season Two: Building Community!

    Episode Links(in order of mention):


    Green Iowa AmeriCorps
    University of Norther Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education
    AmeriCorps
    Black Hawk County Solid Waste
    Cedar Falls Community School District
    Tallgrass Prairie Center
    Energy Audit by Green Iowa AmeriCorps
    UNI
    Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley
    Hearst Center for the Arts
    Cedar Valley Arboretum
    Black Hawk County YMCA
    YWCA of Black Hawk County

    Follow us!


    Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast
    Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH
    Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat
    TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat
    Twitter: BDTH_Pod

    Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Ashley Craft | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound

    • 32 min
    Building Community: Food Insecurity in Northeast Iowa with Barb Prather

    Building Community: Food Insecurity in Northeast Iowa with Barb Prather

    Today, Ali and J’Kalein welcome the Executive Director of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Barb Prather to discuss closing the meal gap in our community, food insecurity, and how we partner. Thanks for tuning in to episode five of Season Two: Building Community!

    Episode Links(in order of mention):


    Northeast Iowa Food Bank
    Episode with Disa Cornish

    Follow us!


    Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast
    Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH
    Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat
    TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat
    Twitter: BDTH_Pod

    Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Barb Prather | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound

    • 46 min
    Building Community: Corporate Partnerships with Mindy Schmidt

    Building Community: Corporate Partnerships with Mindy Schmidt

    Today, Ali and J’Kalein welcome the Community Relations Manager of John Deere Waterloo, Mindy Schmidt, to discuss corporate social responsibility and our ever-growing partnership with John Deere. Thanks for tuning in to episode four of Season Two: Building Community!

    Episode Links(in order of mention):


    John Deere
    John Deere's Higher Purpose
    Northeast Iowa Food Bank
    John Deere Grant to Iowa Heartland
    Church Row Neighborhood
    Walnut Neighborhood

    Follow us!


    Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast
    Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH
    Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat
    TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat
    Twitter: BDTH_Pod

    Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Mindy Schmidt | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

bobfili ,

Marvelous

Perfect blend of being both educational and informative. Lots of things I just did not know! Certainly makes me want to do more to help out. Congratulations on a great podcast!

ncparp5 ,

So excited!

I cannot wait to tune in to this podcast! Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity does awesome work in our community and it will be great to hear from them!

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