Building Blocks Podcast - Birds Eye View of Roads - Connecting People, Places and Policies

Building Blocks: Connecting People, Places, and Policies

A space for thought-provoking conversations about the current issues, trends, ideas and big questions facing the affordable housing and community development field in the United States.  

This podcast series is hosted by Laurel Blatchford, Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer at Enterprise Community Partners.

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S1E1: Disaster Recovery and Planning

After a devastating 2017 hurricane season, how can we help communities recover better, smarter, and more equitably? Enterprise’s Marion McFadden, Vice President of Policy, Michelle Whetten, Vice President and Gulf Coast Market Leader, and I discuss programmatic and policy responses in the short- and long-term in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma.



S1E2: Faith-Based Development Initiative

Can unlocking land supply be the key to increasing affordable housing production? On this episode of Building Blocks, David Bowers, Enterprise’s Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Market Leader, and I discuss moving tax-exempt land owned by houses of worship into the development pipeline to create homes for low- to moderate-income communities.