Changemakers LA

Changemakers LA Episode #6: HDTI Helping Folks Fight Housing Insecurity In California

An episode of Changemakers LA

By LA LISC
"Changemakers LA” is the inaugural podcast series of LA LISC. It is a tribute to the people and the policies that work to make LA neighborhoods good places to live, work, and play. The 6 part series is a forum for contemporary change-makers and LISC partners to share how they tackle the pressing issues of Affordable Housing, Economic Development, Transportation, and Safety in a time of growing prosperity and growing inequity in LA.

This podcast is a part of LA LISC's "30 Moments" series, celebrating 30 years of Los Angeles LISC and its partners.
Changemakers LA Episode #9: Economic Inclusion In The City Of Long Beach
For our 9th Changemakers LA episode, we are excited to have four leaders from various organizations for a conversation about economic inclusion in the City of Long Beach. Our expert guests joining us for this show are: *Jamila Henderson, Senior Associate at Policy Link *John Keisler, Economic Development Director at City of Long Beach *James Alva, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for Citi Bank  *Kim M. Tabari, Project Manager at USC Program for Environmental & Regional Equity In this episode, you will learn: 1. What economic inclusion means 2. The strengths and challenges Long Beach faces with economic inclusion 3. The role that LISC and others are playing in advancing economic inclusion in Long Beach Interested in learning more about how we engage in economic development in a way that puts every resident at the center of our efforts? Click the link here to view the Everyone In Economic Inclusion Initiative Phase 1 Report
28:22
April 3, 2019
Changemakers LA Episode #8: LISC AmeriCorps Forming Leaders Through Community Development
In this episode, LISC LA Assistant Program Officer Jessica Wackenhut, interviews Katherine Aguilar, an alum of the LISC AmeriCorps Program and now a Project Manager at LA Family Housing (LAFH).   Katherine Aguilar is responsible for LAFH's development activities for selected housing and community development projects. She manages all phases of development, all aspects of financing and the construction process. Katherine is currently managing two new projects;  South Los Angeles and the Valley.  In this episode, you will learn: 1. How Katherine got into the Community Development industry 2. Her journey to the role of Project Manager at LA Family Housing (LAFH).   3. The role that LISC AmeriCorps Program played.  Inspired by Katherine's story? Interested in a career in community developoment or becoming an AmeriCorps member host? Join our e-mail list over at www.lisc.org/los-angeles so you can be notified of upcoming opportunities. 
15:46
February 8, 2019
Changemakers LA Episode #7: How to Overcome Nimbyism
In this episode, LISC LA Community Development Officer Alexandra Dawson interviews Rochelle Mills, an alum of the Housing Development Training Institute (HDTI) and now President and Chief Executive Officer at Innovative Housing Opportunities (IHO).  Rochelle Mills is responsible for IHO’s housing development, new project and program initiatives, business development relations, and oversees legislative, advocacy and policy interests as well as stakeholder relations. Rochelle brings a diverse background in architecture, design, construction administration, community planning, writing, and cultural tourism to her role in affordable housing. She is the former President of the Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH), and serves on several public and nonprofit boards, services committees, and leader groups. Listen to this episode where she shares how HDTI helped her overcome imposter syndrome. In this episode, you will learn: 1. How Rochelle got into the affordable housing industry 2. Her journey to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer at a nonprofit affordable housing development company 3. Why BANANA is an issue and where it comes from (Hint: it's worse than NIMBY) Inspired by Rochelle's story? Interested in a career in affordable housing? Join our e-mail list over at www.lisc.org/los-angeles so you can be notified of upcoming training opportunities. 
26:23
January 9, 2019
Changemakers LA Episode #6: HDTI Helping Folks Fight Housing Insecurity In California
In this episode, LISC LA Community Development Officer Alexandra Dawson interviews Daniel Huynh, an alum of the Housing Development Training Institute (HDTI) and now Vice President of Real Estate at LA Family Housing. Daniel has been working within the Los Angeles’ nonprofit affordable housing field for more than a decade and has contributed to the development of more than 590 multifamily residential units yielding $186 million of real estate investment in Los Angeles. Listen to this episode where he shares his advice for those who want to get into the industry and fight housing insecurity. In this episode, you will learn: 1. The motivation behind Daniel’s career 2. How Daniel went from an intern to Vice President of Real Estate at a local nonprofit 3. Why he feels HDTI helped him in his career growth Inspired by Daniel’s story? Join our e-mail list over at http://www.lisc.org/los-angeles so you can be notified of upcoming training opportunities.
15:05
November 30, 2018
Changemakers LA Episode #5: Get Hands On Experience With The Housing Development Training Institute
Changemakers LA Episode #5: Get Hands On Experience With The Housing Development Training Institute In this episode, LISC LA Community Development Officer Alexandra Dawson interviews Denice Wint, a LISC Americorps and HDTI Alum and now Director of Projects and Services of Innovative Housing Opportunities, to discuss her career path in affordable housing development. In this episode, you will learn: 1. How Denice went from an intern for the City of Inglewood to Director of Projects and Services of Innovative Housing Opportunities 2. Why she decided to enroll in HDTI 3. How HDTI enhanced her career
22:13
October 2, 2018
Changemakers LA Episode #4: Defining Transportation Equity in LA County
For our fourth show, we are so excited to have three leaders in the community development and transportation fields for a conversation about transportation equity and “just growth” in LA County. Our expert guests joining us for this show are: * Ms. Jackie Dupont Walker Executive Director of Ward Economic Development Corporation based in South LA and Metro Board Director * Isela Gracien, Excutive Director of East LA Community Corporation * Jessica Meaney, Executive Director of Investing in Place
24:49
October 9, 2017
Changemakers LA Episode #3: Tackling Homelessness in LA County
For our third show, we talk to three leaders in the community development field about the state of homelessness in LA County and the tools, financing mechanisms, and policies that are available to help house our most vulnerable neighbors. Our guests include: Amy Anderson, Executive Director of PATH Ventures, a nonprofit developer that builds affordable permanent supportive housing Rushmore Cervantes, General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department also known as HCIDLA Phil Ansell, Director of the LA County Homeless Initiative
36:44
June 20, 2017
Changemakers LA Episode #2: Looking Back on 30 Years in LA
On Episode 2, we look back on the early years of community development in LA with Anita Landecker, founding Executive Director of LA LISC.
21:44
May 15, 2017
Changemakers LA Episode #1: Future of Equitable Development in LA
Los Angeles had a few big wins at the ballot box this 2016-2017 election season. For the first Changemakers LA epsiode, host Tunua Thrash-Ntuk talks with three guests about the future of development in LA County. Guests: Kristen Gordon, Economic Development Deputy for LA City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Shane Phillips, Board Member of Abundant Housing Maira Sanchez, Policy Manager at Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing
34:00
April 19, 2017
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