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What Are Renter Owned Communities?

Matt Fast from LEAP Charities joins us this week to talk about Renter Owned Communities, how they are different than most mobile home parks, and why they make a difference in the lives of mobile home owners. Are they a good idea? Are they sustainable? And what do they have to do with Sustainable Affordable […]

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What is Fannie Mae’s “Duty to Serve” Initiative?

We sat down with Ben Navarro this week to discuss Fannie Mae’s “Duty to Serve” initiative which is how Fannie Mae is fulfilling Congress’s mandate for Fannie Mae to participate in helping three underserved markets. Supporting these three markets should help create the availability of more affordable housing without government subsidies. As you listen to […]

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People Can’t Afford to Live in Rural America Either

While the affordable housing crisis is thought to be a big city problem, it is actually a problem just about everywhere. Today’s guest, Stacey Epperson, has been working to provide affordable housing to rural America for decades, and we were lucky enough to have her as a guest on our podcast. Stacey Epperson has 30 […]

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What is Inclusionary Housing and How Does It Affect Affordable Housing?

This week we met with Rick Jacobus about Inclusionary Housing.  Inclusionary housing is a way to work with developers to create affordable housing alongside of market rate housing in a way where ideally the neighbors, the community, and the developer all “win.” Mr. Jacobus has a broad background perfect for helping us explore inclusionary housing.  He is […]

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How Energy Efficiency Makes Homes More Affordable

This week we talk to John Weldy about energy efficiency and home affordability.  We learn how smaller homes tend to be more energy efficient, but they are penalized by current energy efficiency measuring systems, which make it hard to compare energy use from home to home. The good news is, there are a couple of easy […]

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What is YIMBY and How Is It Related to Affordable Housing?

This week we talk to Randy Shaw about the YIMBY (Yes! In My Back Yard) movement, and its necessity when it comes to sustainable affordable housing.  Randy points out it is not just the poor who are negatively affected by a lack of affordable housing, but people under 30 and seniors are both having a […]

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ASPIRE – An Initiative to Create Affordable Housing While Reducing Prison Revolving Doors

This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity purposes. Mauricio Chacra: [00:00:00] Alright, alright. Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes. Today, we’re joined by Ms. Carla Potts. She is a deputy director of the housing development of NECAC (North East Community Action Corporation) in Missouri. Thank you for joining us. Carla Potts: […]

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Affordable Housing in San Antonio

This week we talked with Dr. Christine Drennon, housing expert and professor at Trinity University.  We discovered a lot of challenges in making housing affordable, how the current models of affordable housing have not yet proved themselves as successful, and some opportunities we all have to work toward sustainable affordable housing for all. The below […]

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Government Land Policy & YIMBY Together for Affordable Housing

This week, we chat with Anthony Flint of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. We discuss how government land policies can artificially restrict land usage limiting density and therefore leading to artificial inflation of land values.  Not only does it lead to skyrocketing housing costs, but a smaller tax base, underutilization of space, and greenhouse […]

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Zoning Barriers to Affordable Housing

Mauricio Chacra: Alright, alright. Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes. Today we’re joined by Mr. Daniel Mandelker, a professor over at Washington University. Thank you for joining us. [00:00:19] Alberto Pina: We’re doing the podcast on Zoom, which is a little different. Professor, how have you been adapting to the shelter in […]

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