49 episodes

The Holistic Housing Podcast
Connecting community. Sharing ideas. Finding solutions. 
The Holistic Housing Podcast brings together thought leaders, policy makers and program implementers across the affordable housing, community development and economic development field. Guests discuss their experiences and solutions on topics like gentrification, workforce development, homelessness, urban revitalization, sustainability, placemaking, the American Dream and so much more. Through these conversations, we illustrate how housing affects quality of life and in turn, every individual’s ability to lead a successful life.

The Holistic Housing Podcast NACCED

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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

The Holistic Housing Podcast
Connecting community. Sharing ideas. Finding solutions. 
The Holistic Housing Podcast brings together thought leaders, policy makers and program implementers across the affordable housing, community development and economic development field. Guests discuss their experiences and solutions on topics like gentrification, workforce development, homelessness, urban revitalization, sustainability, placemaking, the American Dream and so much more. Through these conversations, we illustrate how housing affects quality of life and in turn, every individual’s ability to lead a successful life.

    An Emergency, not a Crisis

    An Emergency, not a Crisis

    In his book, Sunbelt Blues: The Failure of American Housing, Andrew Ross examines the state of housing in Osceola County, FL. Once the main approach to Disney World, where vacationers found lodging on their way to the Magic Kingdom, the fifteen-mile Route 192 corridor in Osceola has become a site of shocking contrasts. At one end, global investors snatch up foreclosed properties and park their capital in extravagant vacation homes for affluent visitors, eliminating the county’s affordable housing in the process. At the other, underpaid tourist industry workers, displaced families, and disabled and elderly people subsisting on government checks cram themselves into dilapidated, roach-infested motels, or move into tent camps in the woods. We discuss how ineffective government planning, property market speculation, and poverty wages have combined to create this catastrophe, and what solutions are available.
    Plus, in this episode, Laura continues to advocate for Christmas music out of season, and Cameron drops a Sherlock Holmes reference. Follow the show on Twitter at @HousingPodcast and send us a note at podcast@nacced.org. Don’t forget to subscribe and give us a five-star rating. Thank you for listening!

    • 51 min
    Meet Cameron Wheeler

    Meet Cameron Wheeler

    It’s time to meet your new co-host! In this episode, Laura interviews NACCED’s new Membership & Operations Associate, Cameron Wheeler, on his work and interests. Topics include: storytelling, federalism, fruit, livin’ simple, and just why NACCED’s local government members are so special. Plus, how DO you pronounce Wawa? And, Cameron answers just about every questions that’s ever been asked on the show, and Laura finally has a hot dog ally.
    Follow the show on Twitter at @HousingPodcast and send us a note at podcast@nacced.org. Don’t forget to subscribe and give us a five-star rating. Thank you for listening!

    • 1 hr
    Building With Heart

    Building With Heart

    Arroyo Village is an award-winning, first-of-its-kind community in Colorado to encompass a continuum of care for people experiencing housing instability that includes a homeless shelter, permanent supportive housing and affordable housing under one roof. In this conversation, we’re joined by two of Arroyo Village’s leaders, Laura Rossbert of Shopworks Architecture, and Dontae Latson, CEO of Rocky Mountain Communities, to discuss building using trauma-informed design to create opportunities and hope for people in need.
    Plus, Laura D. reps the NHP Foundation Symposium (nhpfoundation.org) and asks, is it too early to listen to Christmas music? Follow us on Twitter at @HousingPodcast, rate, review, subscribe, and send us an email to podcast@nacced.org. Thanks for listening!

    • 48 min
    Keep Your Head to the Sky

    Keep Your Head to the Sky

    How do we bring agencies and governments together to achieve a comprehensive national housing strategy for the US? Atlanta Housing Authority CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. joins the show to discuss this question, bringing the perspective of a career in housing that has taken him from San Francisco to Atlanta and many places in between. We also discuss Eugene’s book, Housing Humans, and just what can be done about Atlanta’s traffic (and that Georgia heat). Plus, we celebrate the show’s four-year anniversary, Sarah says farewell, and Laura declares that the show must go on!
    Follow us on Twitter at @HousingPodcast, rate, review, subscribe, and send us an email to podcast@nacced.org. Thanks for listening!

    • 56 min
    Bee in the Moment

    Bee in the Moment

    Cache County Director of Economic Development Shawn Milne joins the show to share his perspective on what it’s like to work in in the nation’s fastest growing state, Utah. We talk the importance of housing workers near jobs, why housing should be a nonpartisan issue, and how serving in elected office taught Shawn the benefit of political moderation.
    Plus, the show starts with a comedy of errors, Sarah has an announcement, and we wonder, is Shawn really just in town because he is a Freemason and needs to steal the Constitution or something? We may never know!
    Find us on Twitter at @HousingPodcast, rate, review, subscribe, and send us an email to podcast@nacced.org. Thanks for listening!

    • 44 min
    The Address Book

    The Address Book

    Why do street addresses matter? Author Deirdre Mask joins us to talk about her book, The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power. In this fascinating look at the history and impact of addresses from West Virginia to Kolkata and everywhere in between, we ask: why are some people resistant to having an address? How can addresses prevent public health crises? Is being unreachable a new status symbol? Will digital addresses become a thing? All that and more!
    Plus, we celebrate being back in the studio together for the first time in 14+ months, Sarah is mostly uninterested in thinking about the future, and Laura needs more snacks.
    Find us on Twitter at @HousingPodcast, rate, review, subscribe, and send us an email to podcast@nacced.org. Thanks for listening!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

i listen to Marc in Va ,

Great show. Informative and entertaining

Having listened to every episode, this has become something to look forward to every month. Perfect for NACCED members and anyone interested in a wide range of housing and community development issues.

Also in DC ,

One note on questions

I appreciate the content and commentary! I have one suggestion based on the fun questions being asked of guests and cohosts: that the term “spirit animal” be abandoned. There is lots of literature on how this term is appropriative and in many cases misused, therefore damaging to Native persons, communities and culture.

Minnesota wx ,

Great show!

Informative and entertaining. Looking forward to more.

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