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  • 01:06

    Education The Importance of Equal Housing Opportunity and Access to a Quality

    in Education

    Listen to Living Education eFair Housing Today Radio , with host Michel Davis Robinson, Founder and CEO of Forest Of The Rain Productions on May 28, 2014 from 11:00am-12:00pm as she discusses "The Importance of Equal Housing Opportunity and Access to a Qualtiy Education.  Ms. Davis Robinson's guest will be Stella Adams.


    Stella Adams is a  civil rights professional with over 20 years experience with civil rights enforcement. She has worked tirelessly to provide equal access and equal opportunity to all.  Her specialties include:Fair Housing Investigations, Fair Lending Investigations, Fair Housing Policy, Fair Lending Policy, Mortgage Fraud Investigations, Analysis of Impediment studies, Foreclosure Prevention/Loss Mitigation, Civil Rights Education and Advocacy.


    Stella Adams, is the Founder and CEO of SJ Adams Consulting; a full service civil rights research and consulting firm located in Durham, NC. S J Adams Consulting provides a broad range of services to non-profit community based organizations, government and industry to assist them in meeting their fair housing, fair lending, diversity or environmental justice goals. These services include Fair Housing/Lending audits, Fair Housing Planning, Research, Mystery Shopping, Civil Rights Investigations, Mortgage Fraud Investigations, Compliance Programs, Training Programs, and Independent Assessments.

    S J Adams Consulting is dedicated to the creation of equal housing opportunity and equal access to financial services for all citizens regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability or source of income.

  • 00:58

    Fair Housing Today: Understanding Reasonable Accommodations

    in Education

    Join host Michel Davis Robinson on Fair Housing Today radio on May 9, 2013 for her exclusive interview with Mr. Michael Marsh, Executive Director The Toledo Fair Housing Center. 
    Mr. Marsh will discuss the importance of understanding  Understanding Reasonable Accommodations and or Modifications when seeking to improve access to and the quality of housing for individuals with disabilities.
     
    Bio:
      Michael P. Marsh serves as the President and CEO for the Fair Housing Center, having joined the staff in 1997 after serving a year as a volunteer and consultant. Mr. Marsh is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and holds a Certificate in Non-Profit Executive Leadership. He is accountable for the strategic vision and successful operation of the agency and ensuring the organization remains mission driven.  Mr. Marsh serves as chief spokesperson; creates and manages the annual operating budget; oversees agency staff; completes activities as directed by the Board of Directors and reports to the Board.

  • 02:01

    Speak UP :Combating Barriers to Fair Housing for Women Vets

    in US Government

    “Speak UP: Combating Barriers to Fair Housing for  Women Veterans Stories of Home: Homelessness, Housing Discrimination and Housing Support"
     U. S. Department of Housing and Urban and Development (HUD), New England Region Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
     LIVE and OPEN dialogue about fair housing opportunity available to and housing discrimination faced by female veterans.
    This on-line live discussion and call-in broadcast features issues about housing, homelessnes and reintegration for women veterans. The broadcast engages previously homeless women veterans, expert housing practitioners, advocates, service providers and HUD staff, examining the intersection of unfair housing discrimination practices and their impact on the problem of homelessness in the veteran community. 
    The broadcast provides opportunity for critical examination of the systemic ways in which discrimination acts as a barrier to equal housing opportunities specifically for female veterans and explore ways in which veterans, HUD recipients, HUD partners HUD staff, and housing advocates can more effectively eliminate these barriers for female veterans.  Among the topics will be familial and sex discrimination and disability discrimination, including PTSD and other trauma uniquely challenged by female service persons returning, including sexual harassment and assault during service.
    We hope that you will join us.
    For more Information contact, Bonnie Peak-Graham, bonnie.j.peakgraham@hud.gov or call 617-994-8312.
    Broadcasting LIVE From: HUD New England Region1 OFFICE OF FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY 10 Causeway Street, Room 301 Boston, Massachusetts 02222-1092

  • 02:32

    “SPEAK UP: Combating Barriers to Fair Housing for Veterans"

    in US Government

    “SPEAK UP:  Combating Barriers to Fair Housing for Veterans"   Forum and Conference
    The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban and Development, New England Region Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (Boson Office) presents an On-Line Fair Housing Forum for and about American veterans.  
    Our panel of presenters will provide critical examination of the systemic ways in which discrimination acts as a barrier to equal housing opportunities for veterans and they will explore ways in which veterans, HUD recipients, HUD partners and HUD staff, and housing advocates can more effectively discriminatory eliminate barriers.
    Listen and talk with successful practitioners, experts, advocates, service providers, HUD partners, and HUD staff as they offer in-depth analysis and information on the subject of homelessness and housing discrimination.  
    MORE INFORMATION
    Presenters Include: 
    Jaspen Boothe, Final Salute, Inc., Alexandria, VA  l Linda Charest, HUDVET Coordinator l  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  l  Baylee Crone, VP Operations Programs, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans  l  Wendy McClinton, Pres/CEO, Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.  l  Mike Neely,Commissioner, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority l Martha Jackson, Case Manager, Veteran Services Pine Street Inn, Boston

  • 00:30

    Housing Under Capitalism and Socialism

    in Politics Progressive

    As with past discussions about education, food, and worker's wages, this episode will focus on the issue of housing under capitalism, and how it could be different under socialism. 

  • 00:16

    Annamarie Pluhar: author of Sharing Housing: Guidebook

    in Culture

    Author Annamarie Pluhar has written Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates.
     
     She offers workshops and coaching that support people in their quest for good housemates. Her website www.sharinghousing.com is a companion to her book “Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates”. The website offers commentary, links to resources, an interviewing checklist and downloadable worksheets for homesharers everywhere.   Annamarie Pluhar became an expert on sharing housing through personal experience combined with expertise in group process and interpersonal relations. A facilitator and training professional, she has worked with clients in Fortune 100 firms as well as non-profits. Early in her career, she was a consultant with Rath & Strong Inc., on the vanguard of the Total Quality movement. She has trained hundreds of cross-functional teams in soft skills and teamwork. Currently, Annamarie designs and delivers training for corporate clients and federal agencies. She is a graduate of Vassar College and holds a Masters in Divinity from the Episcopal Divinity School. Annamarie is the owner of Pluhar Consulting. 

  • 00:35

    2015 Housing Outlook - Bloomquist, RealtyTrac

    in Finance

    Most indicators point to substandard housing performance in 2015.  Many variables such as affordability, foreclosure trends, demographics, among others, will play a role nationally and regionally in presenting opportunities and pitfalls.


    Joining the broadcast today to discuss the 2015 housing market is Daren Bloomquist with RealtyTrac.


    Daren joined RealtyTrac in 2001 and has been instrumental in many facets of the company’s business as it transformed into the industry leader it is today. Daren is RealtyTrac’s primary media spokesperson and resident go-to expert on housing and foreclosure statistics and trends.

    Daren is also managing editor of RealtyTrac’s Foreclosure News Report, which was named the “Nation’s Best Newsletter” by the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and is directly responsible for the creation of the company’s U.S. foreclosure market and sales reports.  The report is cited by thousands of media outlets nationwide — including all the major news networks and leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA TODAY.

  • 00:16

    Yvonne retiree benefits from Shared housing Pacific NW

    in Culture

    Yvonne lives in shared housing in the Pacific NW since moving from the the Napa Valley. Our conversation will focus on the shared housing community Yvonne found when she relocated to the Pacific NW.
    Yvonne is one of the interviewee's we've featured on youTube. She is the guest on a short film, talking about what she enjoys about shared housing. Yvonne is one of several women who live in a shared housing commmunity in Portland, Oregon. 
    There are many communities of shared housing across the nation. Lets Share Housing is excited to help listeners explore first hand more about the experience from an actual participant. Yvonne is a thoughtful resident who finds shared housing to be a perfect fit for her lifestyle. 

  • 00:43

    Is housing bubble 2.0 on the way?

    in Real Estate

    Lots of interesting data to consider today. Trends can be a scary thing, particularly when they remind us of places we have already been! Check out todays show as we look at the market from a couple of perspectives to see if there is any reason to be worried

  • 01:01

    L.J. Sellers: Housing Help

    in Pop Culture

    Doing the right thing and helping others is something that comes easily to best selling author, LJ Sellers.  Tonight LJ will share her path in life in serving her local community in the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon.  



    Call 323 657-1493 to ask questions or join in on the conversation!


    Housing Help is devoted to keeping families from being homeless. We offer assistance to people with temporary housing crises. With the support of small public donations, we  pool our resources and make a huge difference in the lives of individuals. Our primary focus is Lane County, Oregon, but we are not limited in our scope. 

    Like the Housing Help Facebook page by clicking here!


    Find out more and support Housing Help Foundation by clicking here!

    Like LJ's Facebook page by clicking here!
     


    In the last half of the show, Celebrity Chef, Bernie Guzman shares his January Facebook Challenge:  


    Be a better person in 2015!  Through the end of January, I will bake any personal dessert request, even Macaroni & Cheese. Simply make a donation to my "AIDS LIFE CYCLE" or "HOMELESS YOUTH SHELTER" charities. Your donation helps service homeless young people including meals, laundry, access to a clothing closet, emergency phone, transportation tokens and a bed to sleep in a loving  environment.


     

  • 00:59

    Affordable Housing Need to Implementation with Randy Rhoads

    in Real Estate

    Guest Randy Rhoads is an Architect with more than 28 years of experience in the design of residential, commercial/retail, educational, and governmental/ institutional projects.


     


    Randy is a Vice President / Project Architect at McCormack Baron Salazar where his main responsibility is to guide the physical plan from initial master plan conception through construction in order to guarantee a solution of a high-functioning, high-quality, well-designed, safe, connected community.


     


    Randy was the lead architect on a number of notable projects including:



    6 North in St. Louis, MO, the first multi-family, mixed-income building in the U.S. to incorporate universal design features into every unit. He was the lead project architect


     



    Tremont Pointe in Cleveland, OH, which was one of the first affordable housing developments to be awarded the Green Communities Criteria Certification


     



    University Place Homes in Memphis, TN, which achieved LEED for Homes Certification in 2009 and LEED-ND certification in 2010.


     



    Most recently, Mr. Rhoads led the design work on Legends Park West in Memphis, TN, which was awarded funding in 2009 under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s competitive ARRA 2009 Green Communities Program. Legends Park West has received Enterprise Green Community Criteria Certification and has earned Energy Star for Homes Certification.


    For mor information visit www.mccormackbaron.com