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Let's Build

Let's Build

By Central Valley Habitat for Humanity
The United States is in an affordable housing crisis, with no single county being able to fill 100% of its low-income population's need for safe, affordable housing.
Join Central Valley Habitat for Humanity and our host Kirsten Pittman as we discuss this issue through the lens of a HFH affiliate in rural Virginia with a diverse population of housing needs.
If you believe everyone deserves a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home, join us as we advocate for housing for all during Let's Build.
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Episode 5: Who is ALICE?

Let's Build

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Episode 5: Who is ALICE?
Affordable Housing is in short supply all over the United States, including right here in Virginia. Join our Host and Community Outreach Coordinator Kirsten Pittman as she introduces Central Valley Habitat for Humanity and the work we do in our community. In this episode of Let's Build, we talk about the various subsets of low-income, including the ALICE population, Section 8 Housing, and the Hidden Homeless. Show Links: United Way of Harrisonburg-Rockingham ALICE Report 2020 HUD Section 8 Program Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Washington Post Article - The Hidden Homeless Come build with us on Facebook and Instagram @centralvalleyhabitat and on Twitter @centralvalleyva. We're always looking for donations of time, money, and support so if you want to become a Habitat Hero visit our website www.centralvalleyhabitat.org to learn more. Want to be involved with your local affiliate? Visit Habitat for Humanity International's website to locate the HFH closest to you! About Let's Build Let's Build is a podcast about building strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable housing. We talk about issues related to affordable housing in our area and nationwide through the lens of a Habitat for Humanity affiliate. About Central Valley Habitat for Humanity CVHFH was first organized in 1988 and just recently celebrated 33 years of building up the community. Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views, or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. Intro and Outro Music by mrganso on Pixabay
17:11
July 15, 2021
Episode 4: Green Building Initiatives
Affordable Housing is in short supply all over the United States, including right here in Virginia. Join our Host and Community Outreach Coordinator Kirsten Pittman as she introduces Central Valley Habitat for Humanity and the work we do in our community. In this episode of Let's Build, we talk about the importance of green building initiatives when it comes to low-income housing and how cost burdens on families living below the poverty line can be negated with energy-efficient choices.  Show Links: Low-Income Household Energy Burden Varies Among States — Efficiency Can Help In All of Them Electricchoice.com Habitat for Humanity International Study Earthcraft LEED Passivehaus Give Solar - Solar Seed Fund Come build with us on Facebook and Instagram @centralvalleyhabitat and on Twitter @centralvalleyva. We're always looking for donations of time, money, and support so if you want to become a Habitat Hero visit our website www.centralvalleyhabitat.org to learn more. Want to be involved with your local affiliate? Visit Habitat for Humanity International's website to locate the HFH closest to you! About Let's Build Let's Build is a podcast about building strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable housing. We talk about issues related to affordable housing in our area and nationwide through the lens of a Habitat for Humanity affiliate. About Central Valley Habitat for Humanity CVHFH was first organized in 1988 and just recently celebrated 33 years of building up the community. Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views, or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. Intro and Outro Music by mrganso on Pixabay
20:16
July 2, 2021
Episode 3: National Homeownership Month
Affordable Housing is in short supply all over the United States, including right here in Virginia. Join our Host and Community Outreach Coordinator Kirsten Pittman as she introduces Central Valley Habitat for Humanity and the work we do in our community. In this episode of Let's Build, we talk about the history behind homeownership month and some of the terrifying current statistics about homeownership in the United States. Show Links: Homeownership Month Proclamation from the White House Homeownership and the American Dream Study Come build with us on Facebook and Instagram @centralvalleyhabitat and on Twitter @centralvalleyva. We're always looking for donations of time, money, and support so if you want to become a Habitat Hero visit our website www.centralvalleyhabitat.org to learn more. Want to be involved with your local affiliate? Visit Habitat for Humanity International's website to locate the HFH closest to you! About Let's Build Let's Build is a podcast about building strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable housing. We talk about issues related to affordable housing in our area and nationwide through the lens of a Habitat for Humanity affiliate. About Central Valley Habitat for Humanity CVHFH was first organized in 1988 and just recently celebrated 33 years of building up the community. Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views, or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. Intro and Outro Music by mrganso on Pixabay
18:17
June 23, 2021
Episode 2: The Importance of Affordable Housing
Affordable Housing is in short supply all over the United States, including right here in Virginia. Join our Host and Community Outreach Coordinator Kirsten Pittman as she introduces Central Valley Habitat for Humanity and the work we do in our community. In this episode of Let's Build, we talk about the ins and outs of the affordable housing crisis with examples and statistics on a national level and why homeownership is such an issue today. Show Links:  Eviction Lab HFHI Cost of Home National Low-Income Housing Coalition Come build with us on Facebook and Instagram @centralvalleyhabitat and on Twitter @centralvalleyva. We're always looking for donations of time, money, and support so if you want to become a Habitat Hero visit our website www.centralvalleyhabitat.org to learn more. Want to be involved with your local affiliate? Visit Habitat for Humanity International's website to locate the HFH closest to you! About Let's Build Let's Build is a podcast about building strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable housing. We talk about issues related to affordable housing in our area and nationwide through the lens of a Habitat for Humanity affiliate. About Central Valley Habitat for Humanity CVHFH was first organized in 1988 and just recently celebrated 33 years of building up the community. Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views, or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. Intro and Outro Music by mrganso on Pixabay
13:26
June 16, 2021
Episode 1: Who is Central Valley Habitat
Affordable Housing is in short supply all over the United States, including right here in Virginia. Join our Host and Community Outreach Coordinator Kirsten Pittman as she introduces Central Valley Habitat for Humanity and the work we do in our community.  In this episode of Let's Build, we introduce our non-profit, give information about how Habitat for Humanity got started, our program, and common misconceptions that might be floating around.  Come build with us on Facebook and Instagram @centralvalleyhabitat and on Twitter @centralvalleyva. We're always looking for donations of time, money, and support so if you want to become a Habitat Hero visit our website www.centralvalleyhabitat.org to learn more. Want to be involved with your local affiliate? Visit Habitat for Humanity International's website to locate the HFH closest to you! About Let's Build Let's Build is a podcast about building strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable housing. We talk about issues related to affordable housing in our area and nationwide through the lens of a Habitat for Humanity affiliate. About Central Valley Habitat for Humanity CVHFH was first organized in 1988 and just recently celebrated 33 years of building up the community. Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views, or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. Intro and Outro Music by mrganso on Pixabay
15:38
June 11, 2021