Doublewide Dudes Podcast with Jane Paccione of Collective Impact

Unique Affordable Housing Challenges for Aging Adults and People with Disabilities

This week we explore affordable housing issues unique to aging adults and folks with disabilities. We talked with Jane Paccione, Director of Collective Impact at the San Antonio Area Foundation. Her primary assignment at the foundation is managing the SALSA initiative (Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio) which helps over 40 community nonprofits work […]

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How LISC works to impact Affordable Housing and Healthy Communities

This week, we chat with Leilah Powell, the Executive Director of LISC in San Antonio, about what LISC does locally and nationally to support communities through affordable housing and other programs. LISC’s Mission is “Together with residents and partners, we forge resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America–great places to live, work, visit, do […]

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TSAHC’s Opportunities for Homeowners – Even We Were Surprised at What’s Available!

In this podcast, we talked with, Joniel LeVecque and Michael Wilt, from the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation. They have lots of products available to help folks get into affordable homes, and the best news is, they have stuff that the average person will qualify for. The following transcript has been lightly edited for clarity […]

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Affordable Housing Challenges and Opportunities in San Antonio

We sat down with Veronica Soto, the San Antonio Neighborhood and Housing Services Department Director. The below transcription was lightly edited for clarity purposes. Intro: Hey look, it’s the Doublewide Dudes. Alberto Piña: Alright, Alright. Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes. Today, we’ve got a guest from the city of San Antonio, […]

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Towne Twin Village – a Housing First Solution

San Antonio is about to get its first “housing first” solution. What is “housing first,” how is it different, and most importantly, does it work? Join us as we talk about Towne Twin Village with Dr. Chris Plauche. This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity purposes. Intro: Hey look, it’s the Doublewide Dudes. Alberto […]

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Looking Back Over 4 Years with the Doublewide Dudes – Mousetrap’s Last Ride

Mauricio Chacra (a.k.a. Mousetrap) has been helping on our podcast for the last almost four years. Mauricio is taking a break from the Doublewide Dudes to focus on some other things for a time, so he and Alberto took the opportunity to look back over the last four years. The following transcript has been lightly […]

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About San Antonio’s May 1st Proposition A Referendum

Most of the headlines on the May 1st referendums have been on Proposition B concerning the San Antonio Police. It seems like Proposition A is getting lost in the conversation, and since it touches on affordable housing, a subject near and dear to our hearts, we wanted to share our perspective. What is Proposition A? […]

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Sustainable Communities through Lean Urbanism Podcast with Brian Falk

Lean Urbanism and Why Small Steps are Necessary for Urban Change

This week we interviewed Brian Falk. Brian is the Director of the Project for Lean Urbanism and the Center for Applied Transect Studies. He Co-edited the Transect Urbanism: Readings in Human Ecology and Lean Code Tool: Incremental Zoning Repair. Brian also lectures internationally on the topic of Lean Urbanism and offers technical assistance to municipalities. Here is the […]

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Impacts of Inadequate Affordable Housing

We connected with Becky Gray of Chaffee County, Colorado, to talk about the impacts a lack of sustainable housing has on a community. Gray is the Director of Housing in Chaffee County and a graduate of both Rogers State University and Pittsburg State University. The below transcript has been lightly edited for clarity purposes. Intro: […]

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Free Money For Your House Down Payment???

It sounds too good to be true, but it is legit. There are several grants available to potential homeowners to help them buy a home. For this podcast, we are joined by Kelly Fleck, who is the Homeownership Manager for Next Step, where she leads her team in implementing comprehensive factory-built housing homebuyer education and […]

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