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Audio selections from YIMBY Action. Interviews, panel discussions, speeches and more, including round-table discussions on local politics and urban policy with folks across the US in the pro-housing movement.

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Audio selections from YIMBY Action. Interviews, panel discussions, speeches and more, including round-table discussions on local politics and urban policy with folks across the US in the pro-housing movement.

    San Francisco Housing Debate 2022 - AD 17

    San Francisco Housing Debate 2022 - AD 17

    The four candidates for San Francisco's Assembly District 17 go head to head on housing policy. We dug in with David Campos, Matt Haney, Bilal Mahmood, and Thea Selby on their perspectives on California's biggest problem: housing.

    • 53 min
    Small Sites, Big Arguments

    Small Sites, Big Arguments

    What is San Francisco's Small Sites Program? What does it do? Who benefits from it?

    YIMBY Action Executive Director Laura Foote and Mission Housing Executive Director Sam Moss break it down and talk about the arguments in support of the program and against it.

    Learn more about the Small Sites Program: https://sfmohcd.org/small-sites-program

    Learn more about Mission Housing: https://missionhousing.org/

    Follow Mission Housing on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MissionHousing

    Follow Mission Housing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MissionHousing

    Learn more about YIMBY Action: https://yimbyaction.org/

    Follow YIMBY Action on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yimbyaction/

    Follow YIMBY Action on Instagram: https://instagram.com/yimbyaction/

    Follow YIMBY Action on Facebook: https://facebook.com/yimbyaction/

    • 40 min
    Build Back What Exactly?

    Build Back What Exactly?

    All the talk in Congress about the Build Back Better Act and the federal infrastructure package is confusing. It seems to change so quickly, it's hard to keep up.

    What got passed? What got cut? What's next? Where should we focus our advocacy?

    YIMBY Action Executive Director Laura Foote talks with Joey Lindstrom, Field Director at the National Low Income Housing Coalition, who gives an update on what made it across the finish line for housing in the Federal Infrastructure Package and what's to come.

    🚨 Take 1 minute to write to your Congresspeople to urge them to include funding for affordable housing: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/action-alert-tell-congress-to-invest-in-affordable-housing

    If your representative is a moderate, their votes are important and they can likely be convinced! Find out if your rep is moderate: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Pga83JCkY01Ku-AzWMBwCuRQ5dMkIHj/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113275764594990283654&rtpof=true&sd=true

    Build Back Better fact sheet: https://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/Historic-Housing-Investments-in-the-Build-Back-Better-Act.pdf

    Audio transcript: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/sdownload/Wqv6x2Y2UZhOD_ZYejDB5sHzfT3cW1lWaSS2AzvrHtsYP5EJdacdzS_80G6AF6OzZfBQpBoaoL_rsDUW.nFvcz7YpujoM0NCk

    Twitter links-

    Joey Lindstrom: https://twitter.com/JosephLindstrom
    National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC): https://twitter.com/NLIHC
    YIMBY Action: https://twitter.com/yimbyaction

    Instagram links-

    NLIHC: https://www.instagram.com/nlihc/
    YIMBY Action: https://www.instagram.com/yimbyaction/

    Facebook links-

    NLIHC: https://www.facebook.com/NLIHCDC
    YIMBY Action: https://www.facebook.com/yimbyaction/

    Learn more about NLIHC: http://www.nlihc.org/
    Learn more about YIMBY Action: https://yimbyaction.org/

    • 41 min
    Housing Changemaker Series with Roderick Hall and Madeline Baron

    Housing Changemaker Series with Roderick Hall and Madeline Baron

    In this episode of the Housing Changemaker Series, Laura Foote is joined by Roderick Hall and Madeline Baron who are both Project Managers at ECONorthwest. They discuss Up For Growth research and policy, challenges urban planners face, and the importance of research and data analysis in housing.

    Roderick Hall is a project manager at ECONorthwest with a background in research and data analytics, housing finance, community organizing, and program design and evaluation. Rod joined ECONorthwest in 2021 and oversees a range of projects that include housing policy and planning, market studies and development feasibility, displacement risk analysis and anti-displacement strategy, and structural inequities

    Madeline specializes in affordable housing, finance, research, and policy analysis. At ECONorthwest, she evaluates policy solutions across the entire spectrum of the housing market – from tax measures to fund permanent supportive housing and alleviate homelessness to community development efforts at mitigating displacement, equitable housing development surrounding major infrastructure projects, and feasibility analysis of missing middle and market-rate housing development. Her work encompasses statistical analysis, strategic planning, real estate development, finance and funding, and scenario planning.

    This special series on Infill is in partnership with Up For Growth, who is hosting a conference featuring amazing pro-housing voices from all over the country. We had the great opportunity to sit down with several of the speakers and give you a preview of what will be discussed in more detail during the online conference. Tickets are free, grab yours here! https://go.upforgrowth.org/UFG2021YIMBY

    Links:
    Hear more about ECONorthwest: https://econw.com/about

    Follow Roderick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoderickDHall1

    Follow ECONorthwest on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ECONorthwest

    Learn more about YIMBY Action: https://yimbyaction.org/

    • 32 min
    Housing Changemaker Series with Bryan Greene

    Housing Changemaker Series with Bryan Greene

    In this episode of the Housing Changemaker Series, Laura Foote is joined by Bryan Greene, Vice President, Policy Advocacy, National Association of REALTORS. They discuss fair housing policy, equity in homeownership, and Bryan's background at HUD and beyond.

    Bryan oversees all legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of the association's 1.4 million members. Before joining NAR, Bryan served for ten years as the highest-ranking career official in HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), where he oversaw the policy direction and operational management of the 600-person office enforcing the nation's housing anti-discrimination laws. Under Bryan's leadership as FHEO General Deputy Assistant Secretary, HUD pursued large-scale, high-profile cases that addressed systemic discrimination and provided widespread relief. Bryan also managed HUD's Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) and HUD's Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP), which together provide over $70 million to state and local government agencies and nonprofit organizations fighting discrimination in local communities.

    This special series on Infill is in partnership with Up For Growth, who is hosting a conference featuring amazing pro-housing voices from all over the country. We had the great opportunity to sit down with several of the speakers and give you a preview of what will be discussed in more detail during the online conference. Tickets are free, grab yours here! https://go.upforgrowth.org/UFG2021YIMBY

    Links:
    Hear more from Bryan on Fair Housing: https://www.nar.realtor/center-for-realtor-development-podcast/ensuring-fair-housing-for-all-with-nars-bryan-greene

    Learn more about YIMBY Action: https://yimbyaction.org/

    • 16 min
    Housing Changemaker Series with Nicole Macri

    Housing Changemaker Series with Nicole Macri

    In this episode of the Housing Changemaker Series, Laura Foote sits down with Nicole Macri, who represents the 43rd legislative district of Washington. She serves as vice-chair of the Healthcare and Wellness Committee and is a member of the Finance and Appropriations Committees. She is also a member of the Washington State Legislative LGBTQ Caucus. Nicole has more than 20 years of experience championing progressive causes on issues around affordable housing, homelessness, human services, and mental health. She has been at the forefront of the Housing First movement nationally, and is a recognized leader in practical and effective strategies that end the homelessness of people living with serious disabilities.

    This special series on Infill is in partnership with Up For Growth, who is hosting a conference featuring amazing pro-housing voices from all over the country. We had the great opportunity to sit down with several of the speakers and give you a preview of what will be discussed in more detail during the online conference. Tickets are free, grab yours here! https://go.upforgrowth.org/UFG2021YIMBY

    Links:
    Follow Rep. Macri on Twitter: https://twitter.com/votenicolemacri

    Learn more about Rep. Macri: https://votenicole.org/

    Learn more about YIMBY Action: https://yimbyaction.org/

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Heysteeevo ,

Love the pod! Would love to hear more frequently.

This pod was a big reason why I learned about and got more involved in YIMBY Action. Would be great to hear more regularly from this feed or to have a separate one that gives some analysis on recent housing developments.

Justin1364 ,

Thought-provoking

I’m so thankful we have Laura putting out such thought-provoking, important ideas.

Tobofan ,

Great podcast!

I love that this podcast brings in guests who are not YIMBYs. It brings out all sorts of interesting nuance about housing in SF and beyond.

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