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Affordable housing is the backbone of better opportunities for all. ChangeMakers with Katie Goar analyzes the issues and challenges being faced in affordable housing today. In each episode, Katie speaks with finance experts, thought leaders, and change-makers to explore innovative solutions that provide more affordable housing options across the country. Whether you want to learn more about economic development, government funding, why affordable housing makes good economic policy, and why the total community benefits from affordable housing, this is the podcast for you.

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Affordable housing is the backbone of better opportunities for all. ChangeMakers with Katie Goar analyzes the issues and challenges being faced in affordable housing today. In each episode, Katie speaks with finance experts, thought leaders, and change-makers to explore innovative solutions that provide more affordable housing options across the country. Whether you want to learn more about economic development, government funding, why affordable housing makes good economic policy, and why the total community benefits from affordable housing, this is the podcast for you.

    Episode 23 | Part One: David Kirk, Professor of Sociology, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

    Episode 23 | Part One: David Kirk, Professor of Sociology, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

    This week, Katie welcomes ChangeMaker, David Kirk, a Professor of Sociology and Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. David uses experiments and social network analysis to examine why people commit crime as well as innovative solutions to helping them to stop. In part one, David discusses his findings in the Maryland Opportunities through Vouchers Experiment and his book, Home Free, which traces the effect of residential displacement among formerly incarcerated individuals in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

    • 22 min
    Episode 22 | Part Two: Jacqueline Waggoner, President, Solutions Division, Enterprise Community Partners

    Episode 22 | Part Two: Jacqueline Waggoner, President, Solutions Division, Enterprise Community Partners

    Katie concludes her conversation with ChangeMaker Jacqueline Waggoner, the President of Solutions at Enterprise Community Partners. Jacqueline's promotion to President of Solutions in late 2020 coincided with Enterprise’s new five-year Strategic Plan, which organizes all of its work around three pillars: increase housing supply, advance racial equity, and build resilience and upward mobility. In part two, Jacqueline talks about what Enterprise communities looks like, how their $3.5 billion nationwide initiative will help dismantle the deeply rooted legacy of racism in housing, and the impact of the pandemic on affordable housing.

    • 14 min
    Episode 22 | Part One: Jacqueline Waggoner, President, Solutions Division, Enterprise Community Partners

    Episode 22 | Part One: Jacqueline Waggoner, President, Solutions Division, Enterprise Community Partners

    This week Katie introduces you to ChangeMaker Jacqueline Waggoner the President of Solutions at Enterprise Community Partners. Jacqueline has been with Enterprise for more than 15 years, and previously served as the head of its Southern California office. Her promotion to President of Solutions in late 2020 coincided with Enterprise’s new five-year Strategic Plan, which organizes all of its work around three pillars: increase housing supply, advance racial equity, and build resilience and upward mobility. In part one, Jacqueline shares her inspiration for working in affordable housing, the impact of climate change on housing and the goals of Enterprise's Equitable Path Forward initiative.

    • 14 min
    Episode 21 | Part Two: David A. Northern, Sr., President and CEO, Housing Authority of the Birmingham District

    Episode 21 | Part Two: David A. Northern, Sr., President and CEO, Housing Authority of the Birmingham District

    Katie concludes her conversation with ChangeMaker, David A. Northern, Sr. the President and CEO at the Housing Authority of the Birmingham. In part two, David talks about his holistic approach to building healthy communities, why they created the Office of Constituent Concerns, and what inspired him to write the essay, “Being Black in America”.

    • 16 min
    Episode 21 | Part One: David A. Northern, Sr., President and CEO, Housing Authority of the Birmingham District

    Episode 21 | Part One: David A. Northern, Sr., President and CEO, Housing Authority of the Birmingham District

    This week's ChangeMaker is David A. Northern, Sr. David leads the largest housing authority in Alabama as the President and CEO at the Housing Authority of the Birmingham. For over 25 years David has built a fantastic career in federal housing assistance programs including urban planning and policy development. David discusses his role at the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association, why leadership matters, and what the future of Birmingham Housing looks like.

    • 15 min
    Episode 20 | Part Two: Karen DuBois-Walton, President, Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of the City of New Haven

    Episode 20 | Part Two: Karen DuBois-Walton, President, Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of the City of New Haven

    Katie concludes her conversation with ChangeMaker, Karen DuBois-Walton, the President of Elm City Communities and Housing Authority of the City of New Haven. Karen’s team serves over 6, 000 families and over 14,000 individuals through their public housing, housing choice voucher and low-income housing tax credit programs.

    • 16 min

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