Tune in to Bringing Down the HOUSE!

Ali, J’Kalein, and guests discuss all things housing, community, and Iowa Heartland every other Tuesday in 30-45 minute podcast episodes!

Episode 6: 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.

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December 29, 2020

Episode 5: Health and Home with 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.

December 15, 2020

Episode 4 Health and Home with 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.

December 1, 2020

Episode 3: 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!

November 17, 2020

Episode 2: 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.

November 3, 2020

Episode 1: 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!

October 20, 2020

Introduction

Meet Ali and J’Kalein and learn a bit of Iowa Heartland Habitat background as well as the purpose behind launching this podcast!

October 12, 2020