Affordable Housing Podcast

Creative Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis: ADUs

Eden Housing
Eden Housing
Creative Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis: ADUs
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While there are many creative ways to address the affordable housing crisis, the development of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) is one that is quick to build, does not require a public subsidy, and can be integrated into existing neighborhoods practically seamlessly. Unfortunately, cities and local governments have erected great barriers to their development. In this…

Addressing the Housing Crisis: What Must be Done?

Eden Housing
Eden Housing
Addressing the Housing Crisis: What Must be Done?
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The Bay Area, along with the entire state of California, is facing a housing crisis. There are a multitude of complex causes, including a history of under-building, obstructive policies, and a constantly increasing demand for housing. In this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast brought to you by Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks to…

Lowering Affordable Housing Construction Costs with Factory OS

50 Years. 50 Stories.
50 Years. 50 Stories.
Lowering Affordable Housing Construction Costs with Factory OS
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Rick Holliday is a pioneer in affordable housing construction. He was the first Executive Director of Eden Housing, then went on to establish Bridge Housing. His latest venture is Factory OS, with a goal of easing the housing challenge by scaling the off…

Three Views from the Inside

50 Years. 50 Stories.
50 Years. 50 Stories.
Three Views from the Inside
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Talented and committed people join the team at Eden Housing for different reasons. What excites them and what motivates them to continue also spans the gamut. On this episode of Stories from Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks with three staffers at …

Meet Diego Castro, Eden Housing Intern

50 Years. 50 Stories.
50 Years. 50 Stories.
Meet Diego Castro, Eden Housing Intern
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Diego majored in Urban Studies and Planning at San Francisco State, where a professor told him about an internship opportunity at the Non-Profit Housing Association (NPH). That led to an internship with Eden, who manages properties in the neighborhood wh…

From Eden Housing to the White House

50 Years. 50 Stories.
50 Years. 50 Stories.
From Eden Housing to the White House
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Carol Galante was Eden Housing’s second Executive Director in the early 1980s. She also worked in the Obama Administration. Today she teaches about housing policy and affordable housing development, and runs the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC…

Giving Back, A Story of Inspiration

50 Years. 50 Stories.
50 Years. 50 Stories.
Giving Back, A Story of Inspiration
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Everyone has a story, but few compare to that of Dawnna Rieves, Assistant Manager at Eden Housing’s Washington Creek Apartments and Corona Ranch Apartments in Petaluma. In this week’s story, Dawnna shares her path to affordable housing management and her…

Cath Merschel’s Reflections from Eden’s Past

50 Years. 50 Stories.
50 Years. 50 Stories.
Cath Merschel’s Reflections from Eden’s Past
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Cath Merschel, a community activist from San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, became Eden’s third Executive Director in 1987. Her tenure at Eden is marked by her leadership in launching social services programs, hiring trained social workers, and providi…

Eden Housing’s First Director: Rick Holliday Sponsored By

50 Years. 50 Stories.
50 Years. 50 Stories.
Eden Housing’s First Director: Rick Holliday Sponsored By
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Rick Holliday joined Eden at a pivotal time, working closely with our founding board to bring much needed affordable housing to Hayward and beyond. Today, he operates Factory OS, building low-cost multifamily modular buildings. In this week’s story, hear…

A Story of Triumph

50 Years. 50 Stories.
50 Years. 50 Stories.
A Story of Triumph
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Adis Bajramovic spent his early life in Bosnia, Herzegovina, during the war. Adis and his family moved to the US when he was only 9. Today, his father has been working at Eden Housing for twelve years and Adis has established himself as a property manage…

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