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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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Next Step: An Organization Helping People with Sustainable Affordable Housing

Mauricio Chacra: [00:00:00] Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes. Today we’re joined by Mr. Chris Nicely over at Next Step. Thanks for joining us, Chris. Chris Nicely: [00:00:08] I appreciate it and enjoy the opportunity. Thank you. Alberto Pina: [00:00:11] Yeah, we’re teleconferencing. We’ve got him on a zoom call, looking at […]

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Can’t Afford a Home? Welcome to the Middle Class.

Mauricio: Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes. We’re gonna continue the conversation on the affordable housing crisis. AP, get that going. We’re still in the midst of the coronavirus Alberto Pina: Yeah, a lot of moving parts. You know, full disclosure to our listeners, we’re sitting here on March 17th, and by […]

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Doublewide Dudes – Improving the Home Buying Experience

Listen to “Improving the Home Buying Experience” on Spreaker. Mauricio: All right. All right. Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes, kicking off episode two, season two, back at it AP. I’m excited about the episode. Technology’s changing everything, not just the home buying experience, but in general, right?  Alberto: It is. You […]

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Return of the Doublewide Dudes – Season 2 Premier

Intro: Hey, look, it’s the double wide dudes. Mauricio Chacra: All right. All right. Welcome back to another episode of podcast double-wide dudes. Alberto Pina: It’s been awhile. It’s been almost two years since we last recorded, mousetrap. Mauricio Chacra: That’s crazy, man. Two years. I mean, where, where’s the time gone on? Alberto Pina: […]

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Episode 27: Impact Hub Austin

 Ashley: “Forget new billion-dollar tech startups, the real unicorns in today’s economy may be the mid-priced single-family homes that a cross-section buyer can actually afford. No segment of the housing market has so many potential buyers, just no scalable solutions.” Mousetrap: So, today we head north on thirty-five to visit with Ashley Philips over at Impact […]

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Episode 26: 1 Year Anniversary Edition – What’s in Store for 2018?

Episode 26: 1 Year Anniversary Edition – What’s in Store for 2018? Hey look, it’s the Doublewide Dudes! Mousetrap: Alright alright. Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes. The first one of 2018. It feels good to be back. AP: It does it does. Happy new year to our audience we have reached […]

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Episode 25: Four Leaf Properties – Inside The Modern Mobile Home Park

Episode 25: Four Leaf Properties – Inside The Modern Mobile Home Park Mike: Hi. This is Mike Callaghan from Four Leaf Properties. We’re a manufactured housing, owner, and operator. We own about 8,000 spaces across the US, mainly in four states, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Texas. Mousetrap: Today we travel to Chicago, Illinois to talk […]

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