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 53 | Part One: Robert Graham, Executive Director, Virgin Islands Housing Authority
Katie welcomes ChangeMaker, Robert Graham, to the podcast. Robert is the Executive Director of the Virgin Islands Housing Authority, where he manages about 3,000 affordable housing units throughout St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John.
Best of | Deborah De Santis, President and CEO, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Katie revisits one of her most popular episodes with ChangeMaker, Deborah De Santis. Deborah is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), the country's largest community development financial institution devoted to housing solutions for those at risk of homelessness. On her watch, CSH has tripled its lending and support toward the creation of more than 300,000 permanent stable homes for folks struggling through the trauma of homelessness, lack of healthcare, and intergenerational poverty.
Episode 52 | Part Two: Mary-Margaret Lemons, President, Fort Worth Housing Solutions
Katie concludes her conversation with ChangeMaker, Mary-Margaret Lemons, the President of Fort Worth Housing Solutions where she currently manages 38 properties with nearly 7,000 units.
Episode 52 | Part One: Mary-Margaret Lemons, President, Fort Worth Housing Solutions
This week's ChangeMaker is Mary-Margaret Lemons, the President of Fort Worth Housing Solutions. FWHS was established in 1938 and currently manages 38 properties with nearly 7,000 units. Mary-Margaret joined the Fort Worth team as General Counsel in 2015 and became president in 2017.
Episode 51 | Part Two: Jeff Olivet, Executive Director, USICH
Katie concludes her conversation with ChangeMaker, Jeff Olivet, the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness – the only federal agency with a sole mission focused on preventing and ending homelessness in America.
Episode 51 | Part One: Jeff Olivet, Executive Director, USICH
This week’s ChangeMaker is Jeff Olivet, the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness – the only federal agency with a sole mission focused on preventing and ending homelessness in America. Jeff has more than two decades of experience in working to eradicate homelessness. His career includes time as a street outreach worker, CEO of the Center on Social Innovation, and founding member of Racial Equity Partners.
Katie, host of the ChangeMakers with Katie Goar podcast, highlight all aspects of affordable housing and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!