The Holistic Housing Podcast
Connecting community. Sharing ideas. Finding solutions.
The Holistic Housing Podcast brings together thought leaders, policy makers and program implementers across the affordable housing, community development and economic development field. Guests discuss their experiences and solutions on topics like gentrification, workforce development, homelessness, urban revitalization, sustainability, placemaking, the American Dream and so much more. Through these conversations, we illustrate how housing affects quality of life and in turn, every individual’s ability to lead a successful life.
In this extra-lively episode of the Holistic Housing Show, the NACCED team is joined by Jon Coppage, Senior Fellow at the R St. Institute in Washington, DC. Jon’s work as a researcher and speaker takes him across the country to study what makes for healthy communities, whether that’s in the availability of accessory dwelling units, a neighborhood’s walkability, or multi-generational living. Plus, learn why Jon’s hometown, Winston-Salem, really isn’t trying to kill you with its two main exports (donuts and tobacco), and how Jon may be a “Simple Man” (according to his theme song) but according to her Chinese zodiac, Laura is just “simple-minded.” The NACCED team also tries to stump Jon with a game of “Trump Quotes: Real or Fake?” Also discussed: why it’s generally good advice to avoid “ecstatic love traps,” no matter your Chinese zodiac sign.