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Bringing Down the HOUSE!

By Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity

Welcome to Bringing Down the HOUSE!, an Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity podcast hosted by Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison. Every other Tuesday, Ali and J'Kalein meet with local experts to cover topics related to building homes, communities, and hope in the Cedar Valley!

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Building Hope: Stories of Geta & Boris
Building Hope: Stories of Geta & Boris
On the series finale of Bringing Down the House, Ali and J'Kalein are joined by Andy Conger, Iowa Heartland's Construction Director. Together, they listen to two stories of hope read by the Habitat for Humanity International CEO, Jonathan Reckford! They also reflect upon the past three seasons of building homes, communities, and hope. You don't want to miss this FINAL episode! Thank you for listening to Bringing Down the House! Episode Links(in order of mention): Habitat for Humanity International Andy's Episode - "Neighborhood Revitalization with Andy Conger" "Our Better Angels" by Jonathan Reckford Iowa Heartland's Repair Program "This is fine." meme CC Podcast Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Read By: Jonathan Reckford | Guest: Andy Conger | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
41:15
March 29, 2022
BONUS: Farewell to Norah
BONUS: Farewell to Norah
Welcome back to Bringing Down the House! Today Ali and J'Kalein say goodbye to producer, Norah Schlax and test her knowledge on the State of Maine. Norah is returning to Maine to be closer to family and start a new job! Tune in to this fun, heartwarming bonus episode of Bringing Down the House! Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
35:25
March 15, 2022
Building Hope: Lisa's Story
Building Hope: Lisa's Story
Welcome back to Bringing Down the House! Today Ali and J'Kalein are spending time with Ben Brustkern, the Executive Director of Friends of the Family. Friends of the family is a local organization that provides shelter, confidential services, and housing assistance to individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. You don't want to miss this difficult, yet heartwarming story of hope! Thank you for tuning in to episode three of Season 3: Building Hope! Episode Links(in order of mention): Friends of the Family - Hotline 1-800-410-SAFE Flonkerton - The Office Olympics Green Iowa AmeriCorps Home dedication - Park Street YMCA CC Podcast Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Read By: Ben Brustkern | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
40:22
March 01, 2022
Building Hope: Karen's Story
Building Hope: Karen's Story
Welcome back to Bringing Down the House! Today Ali and J'Kalein bring you a story of hope from one of our new Walnut Neighborhood residents, Karen. Stay tuned and be inspired by her incredible journey from Arizona to Waterloo, Iowa. Thanks for tuning in to episode two of season three! Episode Links(in order of mention): Walnut Neighborhood Habitat for Humanity Colorado Waterloo Center for the Arts Norris Corson Family Planetarium "Hardware Store" - Spellers True Value Twin Power Group - ReMax Home Group University of Northern Iowa Schadenfreude Definition Avenue Q CC Podcast Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Read By: Karen Kalaassen | Written by: Karen Kalaassen | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
39:19
February 15, 2022
Building Hope: Lorena's Story
Building Hope: Lorena's Story
Welcome back to Bringing Down the House! One of Habitat for Humanity’s key principals from the very beginning has been to promote dignity and hope. In fact, the theme of hope is woven through all of our work and our mission statement today. That’s why season three, entitled Building Hope, will be designed around stories of hope written by various partners of Iowa Heartland Habitat or members of our community. To kick off season three, Ali and J’Kalein reflect on a story of hope shared by our tithing partner, Habitat for Humanity El Salvador. You don’t want to miss this incredible story from around the world! Episode Links(in order of mention): "This is fine." photograph Habitat for Humanity El Salvador International Building & Global Partnerships with Wayne Green [ Anchor | Apple | Spotify ] Lorena's Family Photo CC Podcast Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Read By: Vanessa Albanéz | Written by: Vanessa Albanéz & Rodrigo Godoy | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
40:36
February 01, 2022
BONUS: The Holiday Special
BONUS: The Holiday Special
On this special bonus episode of Bringing Down the House, Ali, J'Kalein, and Norah chat about their holiday traditions and look back on their favorite moments of the last two seasons. Norah then puts Ali and J'Kalein to the test in a trivia game, "Name That Guest!". Who do you think will win? Finally, we asked YOU for your favorite Christmas carols in person and on social media! Ali and J'Kalein finish out the episode singing a few carols accompanied by Nathaniel Parrish on keyboard. Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guests: Lynette Sorensen & Dylan Does | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
01:09:07
December 21, 2021
Building Community: Philanthropy with Lynette Sorensen and Dylan Does
Building Community: Philanthropy with Lynette Sorensen and Dylan Does
Today, on the season two finale of Bringing Down the House, Ali and J'Kalein are having a conversation with one of Iowa Heartland's most generous donors and board members, Lynette Sorensen. They also share a few moments with Iowa Heartland's new Development Director, Dylan Does. Thank you for tuning in for another season of Bringing Down the House. Please join our local mission by volunteering your time, or making a financial or materials donation. Episode Links(in order of mention): Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity ReStore Love INC Twin Power Group RE/MAX Home Group  UNI Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guests: Lynette Sorensen & Dylan Does | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
32:22
December 07, 2021
Building Community: Planning & Zoning with Noel Anderson
Building Community: Planning & Zoning with Noel Anderson
Today, Ali and J’Kalein welcome Noel Anderson, City of Waterloo's Community Planning & Development Director of 26 years! They chat about all of the ways we partner to develop housing and revitalize neighborhoods in our community. Thanks for listening to episode nine of Season Two: Building Community! Episode Links: TIF District City of Waterloo Zoning Map 657A - Iowa State Code CC Podcasts - Give them a listen! Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Noel Anderson | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
36:19
November 23, 2021
Building Community: Church Partnerships with Hilary Cornelius and Kris Hoskinson
Building Community: Church Partnerships with Hilary Cornelius and Kris Hoskinson
Churches were foundational in getting Iowa Heartland started 31 years ago and remain some of our most important and strongest partners today. Ali and J'Kalein explore this topic as they chat with Hilary Cornelius, Missions Coordinator at Prairie Lakes Church and Kris Hoskinson, at Orchard Hill Church about our partnerships. Thanks for listening to episode eight of Season Two: Building Community! Episode Links(in order of mention): Builders Circle Prairie Lakes Church When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourself Orchard Hill Church Laura Hoy's Episode Walnut Neighborhood CC Podcast - Listen to Nathaniel's Episode #7 Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guests: Hilary Cornelius & Kris Hoskinson | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
40:28
November 09, 2021
Building Community: Aging at Home with Dignity with Greg Zars
Building Community: Aging at Home with Dignity with Greg Zars
Today, Ali and J’Kalein meet with the Deputy Director of the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A), Greg Zars, to discuss how NEI3A is empowering older individuals in our community to age with dignity and independence. We will also explore Iowa Heartland’s new partnership with NEI3A and the impact it is making in our community. Thanks for listening to episode seven of Season Two: Building Community! Episode Links: Walnut Neighborhood LifeLong Links - Call 866-468-7887 to be connected with a social worker Meals-on-Wheels Grandpad The Northeast Iowa Foodbank - Check our our episode with Barb HERE Waterloo Housing Trust Fund CC Podcasts - Give them a listen! Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Greg Zars | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
36:01
October 26, 2021
Building Community: Green Living & Energy Diversity Inclusion with Ashley Craft
Building Community: Green Living & Energy Diversity Inclusion with Ashley Craft
Have you ever considered how income may affect a person’s ability to purchase environmentally friendly and energy efficient solutions for their home? Today, Ali and J’Kalein visit with Ashley Craft, program director for University of Northern Iowa's Green Iowa AmeriCorps program. Tune in to learn about their important environmental work in our community and across the state. Thanks for listening to episode six of Season Two: Building Community! Episode Links(in order of mention): Green Iowa AmeriCorps University of Norther Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education AmeriCorps Black Hawk County Solid Waste Cedar Falls Community School District Tallgrass Prairie Center Energy Audit by Green Iowa AmeriCorps UNI Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley Hearst Center for the Arts Cedar Valley Arboretum Black Hawk County YMCA YWCA of Black Hawk County Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Ashley Craft | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
32:38
October 12, 2021
Building Community: Food Insecurity in Northeast Iowa with Barb Prather
Building Community: Food Insecurity in Northeast Iowa with Barb Prather
Today, Ali and J’Kalein welcome the Executive Director of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Barb Prather to discuss closing the meal gap in our community, food insecurity, and how we partner. Thanks for tuning in to episode five of Season Two: Building Community! Episode Links(in order of mention): Northeast Iowa Food Bank Episode with Disa Cornish Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Barb Prather | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
46:52
September 28, 2021
Building Community: Corporate Partnerships with Mindy Schmidt
Building Community: Corporate Partnerships with Mindy Schmidt
Today, Ali and J’Kalein welcome the Community Relations Manager of John Deere Waterloo, Mindy Schmidt, to discuss corporate social responsibility and our ever-growing partnership with John Deere. Thanks for tuning in to episode four of Season Two: Building Community! Episode Links(in order of mention): John Deere John Deere's Higher Purpose Northeast Iowa Food Bank John Deere Grant to Iowa Heartland Church Row Neighborhood Walnut Neighborhood Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Mindy Schmidt | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
35:53
September 14, 2021
Building Community: Restoration to Revitalization with David Deeds
Building Community: Restoration to Revitalization with David Deeds
Today Ali and J'Kalein chat with longtime supporter and past Iowa Heartland Board President, David Deeds as he shares his passion for urban design, historic preservation, and how he builds community through various local partnerships and projects! Thanks for tuning in to episode three of Season Two: Building Community! Episode Links(in order of mention): University of Northern Iowa Accounting JSA Development The Life and Death of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs The Great Chicago Fire Walnut Neighborhood Church Row Neighborhood Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: David Deeds | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
39:43
August 31, 2021
Building Community: Volunteerism with Lauren Finke and Ron Jensen
Building Community: Volunteerism with Lauren Finke and Ron Jensen
Volunteerism not only allows Iowa Heartland to continue serving our mission, but it also uplifts the entire Cedar Valley! Ali and J’Kalein are excited to welcome Lauren Finke, executive director of the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley & Ron Jensen, longterm Iowa Heartland supporter and regular volunteer. Lauren and Ron share their perspective on volunteerism and why they choose to partner with Iowa Heartland in our second episode of Season Two: Building Community! Episode Links(in order of mention): Our Mission: Seeking to put God's love into action, Iowa Heartland Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley Volunteer with us! RAGBRAI: Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa UNI: University of Northern Iowa RSVP: Connecting volunteers, 55+, with skills-based volunteer opportunities that meet the needs of the community. Global Village Trips Podcast Episode with Wayne Green: International Building & Global Partnerships Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guests: Lauren Finke & Ron Jensen | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
46:01
August 17, 2021
Building Community: Transitional Housing with Dusky Steele
Building Community: Transitional Housing with Dusky Steele
Season 2 is here!! This season, entitled Building Community, is focused on highlighting our essential community partnerships that allow us to serve in a greater capacity. Ali and J'Kalein are kicking off the season with House of Hope Development Coordinator, Dusky Steele. Their discussion covers the incredible work House of Hope is doing to empower homeless women in our community as well as our duel-organization program, Framing Hope.  Episode Links(in order of mention): Our Mission: Seeking to put God's love into action, Iowa Heartland Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. House of Hope House of Hope's Mission: House of Hope provides single-mother families and women who age out of foster care with individualized support and transitional housing to achieve secure families, independence and permanent homes. Framing Hope Verklempt: adj. overcome with emotion Paris' Home Dedication Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod | IAHeartlandHFH Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod | IowaHeartlandHabitat TikTok: IAHeartlandHabitat Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Dusky Steele | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
33:53
August 03, 2021
Construction with Heath Christensen and John Poon
Construction with Heath Christensen and John Poon
SEASON ONE FINALE: On this season of Bringing Down the House, we’ve talked about how families qualify for our affordable homeownership program and the joys and growth our families have experienced.. but what goes on between being accepted into our program and receiving the keys to their home? Today, on the season one finale of Bringing Down the House, Ali chats with Iowa Heartland’s Construction Manager, Heath Christensen and Senior Site Supervisor, John Poon about all things construction!  Episode Links (in order of mention): Current Projects - April 2021 Volunteer with us! Target Neighborhoods: Walnut and Church Row Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod Twitter: BDTH_Pod   Hosts: Ali Parrish & Norah Schlax | Guests: Heath Christensen & John Poon | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
38:16
May 04, 2021
How Homeownership Contributes to Wealth Building with LeKeisha Veasley
How Homeownership Contributes to Wealth Building with LeKeisha Veasley
Ali and J'Kalein visit with Iowa Heartland Habitat Board Secretary and local housing expert, LeKeisha Veasley, to explore the ways homeownership contributes to a family's ability to build wealth and the ways housing policies have contributed to wealth gaps in our community over the years.  Episode Links(in order of mention): John Deere Panel Build Event and Grant Announcement Masters in Public Policy, UNI Graduate Program Volunteer with Iowa Heartland BDTH Redlining - Episode 1 BDTH Redlining - Episode 2 Family in California - Low Appraisal Iowa Heartland's Homeownership Program Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: LeKeisha Veasley | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
41:55
April 20, 2021
International Building & Global Partnerships with Wayne Green
International Building & Global Partnerships with Wayne Green
Ali and J'Kalein visit with long time Iowa Heartland Habitat supporter, Wayne Green, to explore an often unknown and overlooked part of Habitat's mission; our international homebuilding and global partnerships. Heartwarming and inspirational stories are shared about Iowa Heartland's 6.5 year partnership with Habitat for Humanity El Salvador. Episode Links: Maria's Home Dedication - Facebook Live @ 4:30PM Wayne Green Holding Nicole Tithing Partners - Habitat for Humanity International Global Village Trips - Habitat for Humanity Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Wayne Green | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
41:55
April 06, 2021
Iowa Heartland Habitat's ReStore with Jeff Finke
Iowa Heartland Habitat's ReStore with Jeff Finke
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are unique and exciting discount home improvement stores.. But did you know that they are a great source of sustainable funding for Habitat's mission in communities all across the country? This episode, Ali and J'Kalein welcome Iowa Heartland Habitat's ReStore Manager, Jeff Finke, to talk all things ReStore! Episode Links: About the ReStore Iowa Heartland's ReStore Facebook Page Shop the ReStore at 4107 Hammond Avenue, Waterloo, IA Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Jeff Finke | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
37:12
March 23, 2021
The Walnut Neighborhood in Waterloo with Laura Hoy
The Walnut Neighborhood in Waterloo with Laura Hoy
Have you ever seen your community or neighborhood facing significant challenges and felt compelled to work with others to do something about it? Today, Ali and J'Kalein are joined by, Christian Community Development practitioner, Walnut Neighborhood resident, & president of the  Walnut Neighborhood Association, Laura Hoy. They chat about the power of neighborhoods, holistic community development, and Laura's work in the neighborhood over the past 13 years. You don't want to miss this inspiring conversation! Episode Links: Walnut Neighborhood Association First Presbyterian Church - Waterloo Spellers True Value All-In-Grocers Willie Mae Right (article) Christian Community Development Association Asset Based Community Development Harvest Vineyard Church LiNK CCD House of Hope Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast   Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod   Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod   Twitter: BDTH_Pod   Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Laura Hoy | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
36:55
March 09, 2021
Housing in Waterloo with Mayor Hart
Housing in Waterloo with Mayor Hart
Ali is solo this episode as she welcomes Waterloo Mayor, Quentin Hart to chat about the current state of housing in waterloo and what the future holds! Episode Links: Waterloo Community Development When Your Goals Seem Out of Reach: Take a Lesson from Nehemiah Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast   Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod   Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod   Twitter: BDTH_Pod   Host: Ali Parrish | Guest: Mayor Quentin Hart | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
41:22
February 23, 2021
Homebuyer Story: Katie Muller
Homebuyer Story: Katie Muller
Ali and our guest co-host, Andrew, can't wait for you to meet Iowa Heartland Habitat homebuyer, Katie Muller! After 10 years of living in her Habitat home, Katie shares what affordable homeownership has meant to her family and how it has changed her life! Episode Links: Does Home Ownership by Parents Have an Economic Impact on Their Children? Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast   Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod   Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod   Twitter: BDTH_Pod   Hosts: Ali Parrish and Andrew Finnegan | Guest: Katie Muller | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
32:27
February 09, 2021
Homeownership Program Qualifications & Process with Mandy Mahncke
Homeownership Program Qualifications & Process with Mandy Mahncke
Have you ever wondered how families are qualified and selected for Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity's programs? Do you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes to make our homebuyer's dreams a reality? Ali and J'Kalein are joined by Iowa Heartland Program Director, Mandy Mahncke to share more about this process! Episode Sources: https://www.webuildhabitat.org/home-programs/home-owner-application https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?q=average%20monthly%20mortgage%20payment&tid=ACSST1Y2019.S2506&hidePreview=false https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/average-mortgage-payment#costs-included-in-a-monthly-mortgage-payment https://www.rentcafe.com/blog/rental-market/apartment-rent-report/october-2019-national-rent-report/ Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Mandy Mahncke | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
36:39
January 26, 2021
Redlining with Lauren Johnson (Part 2)
Redlining with Lauren Johnson (Part 2)
Redlining. A historical buzzword that many people may have heard, but most often don't fully understand. What exactly is redlining.. and, how has it impacted our community and others over the years? Is redlining still happening today.. and, what can we do about it? Ali and J'Kalein continue their discussion with Polk County Housing Trust Fund Director of Communications and Community Outreach, Lauren Johnson on this episode! Episode Links: https://www.undesigndsm.com/   https://www.facebook.com/pchtf   Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast   Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod   Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod   Twitter: BDTH_Pod   Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Lauren Johnson | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
27:60
January 12, 2021
Redlining with Lauren Johnson (Part 1)
Redlining with Lauren Johnson (Part 1)
Redlining. A historical buzzword that many people may have heard, but most often don't fully understand. What exactly is redlining.. and, how has it impacted our community and others over the years? Is redlining still happening today.. and, what can we do about it? For the next two episodes, Ali and J'Kalein are joined by Polk County Housing Trust Fund Director of Communications and Community Outreach, Lauren Johnson, to discuss all of this and more. Episode Links: https://www.undesigndsm.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pchtf Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Lauren Johnson | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
24:06
December 29, 2020
Health and Home with Dr. Disa Cornish (Part 2)
Health and Home with Dr. Disa Cornish (Part 2)
Have you considered how housing conditions contribute to a person's overall health and well-being? Did you know that the housing in a neighborhood affects the health of those that live there? For the next two episodes of Bringing Down the House, Ali and J'Kalein are joined by Dr. Disa Cornish, Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Northern Iowa, to dive into this topic. Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod Twitter: BDTH_Pod Donate: https://tinyurl.com/WeBuildHabitat Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Dr. Disa Cornish | Producer: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
28:31
December 15, 2020
Health and Home with Dr. Disa Cornish (Part 1)
Health and Home with Dr. Disa Cornish (Part 1)
Have you considered how housing conditions contribute to a person's overall health and well-being? Did you know that the housing in a neighborhood affects the health of those that live there? For the next two episodes of Bringing Down the House, Ali and J'Kalein are joined by Dr. Disa Cornish, Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Northern Iowa, to dive into this topic. Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod Twitter: BDTH_Pod Donate: https://tinyurl.com/WeBuildHabitat Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Dr. Disa Cornish | Producer: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
25:25
December 01, 2020
The History of Habitat for Humanity
The History of Habitat for Humanity
Have you ever wondered just how Habitat for Humanity started? It was President Jimmy Carter that got things going, right? ... Not so fast my friends! On this episode of Bringing Down the House, Ali and J'Kalein explore the humble beginnings of Habitat. Prepare to be inspired by the heartwarming stories that sparked this global housing movement and the incredible work that has been done since it all began! Episode Sources: https://www.koinoniafarm.org/brief-history/ https://www.habitat.org/about/history Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Producer & Editor: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
38:58
November 17, 2020
Neighborhood Revitalization with Andy Conger
Neighborhood Revitalization with Andy Conger
Ali and J'Kalein are joined by Iowa Heartland Habitat Neighborhood Services Manager, Andy Conger to discuss Asset Based Community Development  and Neighborhood Revitalization in our community. Episode Sources: https://www.nurturedevelopment.org/blog/asset-based-community-development-5-core-principles/ Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Guest: Andy Conger | Producer: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
35:21
November 03, 2020
Affordable Housing
Affordable Housing
Ali and J'Kalein jump right in with our first episode covering affordable housing within the US and in Iowa Heartland's 4 counties. Mission Moments, knowledge, laughs, and trivia are shared in this half hour episode! Episode Sources: http://westernes.com/IowaBeta/ https://www.curbed.com/2019/5/15/18617763/affordable-housing-policy-rent-real-estate-apartment https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesrealestatecouncil/2020/02/14/5-things-to-know-about-the-affordable-housing-crisis/#202b0d1948a0 https://www.habitat.org/costofhome/2019-state-nations-housing-report-lack-affordable-housing Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast   Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod   Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod   Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Producer: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
32:46
October 20, 2020
Introduction to Bringing Down the House!
Introduction to Bringing Down the House!
Meet Ali and J’Kalein and learn a bit of Iowa Heartland Habitat background as well as the purpose behind launching this podcast! Follow us! Website: WeBuildHabitat.org/podcast     Instagram: BringingDownTheHousePod     Facebook: BringingDownTheHousePod     Twitter: BDTH_Pod Hosts: Ali Parrish and J'Kalein Madison | Producer: Norah Schlax | Music: bensound
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