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Advancing Communities: Kevin Nowak of CHN

Advancing Communities

Release Date: 02/04/2020

The COVID-19 Crisis: What it means for the Community Development and Affordable Housing Industries show art The COVID-19 Crisis: What it means for the Community Development and Affordable Housing Industries

Advancing Communities

Join Cinnaire CSO Jim Peffley and longtime CDFI industry leaders Adina Abramowitz and Mark Pinsky for this extremely relevant discussion on the COVID 19 pandemic and early thoughts regarding how it is impacting the affordable housing and community development industries. Jim, Adina and Mark discuss the latest developments and share perspective on: Strategies on how CDFIs should communicate and lead through this rapidly evolving situation. Areas of our work that will be impacted most significantly near term and long term. How the current financial crisis is similar to 2008 and how CDFIs are in...

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The Urban Bike Project: Changing Lives & Revolutionizing Communities show art The Urban Bike Project: Changing Lives & Revolutionizing Communities

Advancing Communities

In this episode, Jim sits down with Laura Wilburn, executive director of the Urban Bike Project of Wilmington, Inc. Urban Bike Project supports the community by providing opportunities for bicycling as a healthy, affordable and practical means of transportation. Urban Bike focuses on education and self-reliance by providing bikes, self repair facilities and training to youth and adults in low income areas. The Urban Bike Project is a thriving center of community activity and a hub for community meetings, special events and Wilmington youth. Jim and Laura discuss biking as an affordable means...

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Advancing Communities: Kevin Nowak of CHN show art Advancing Communities: Kevin Nowak of CHN

Advancing Communities

Each month, Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together our Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders, policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Our guests share their experiences and perspective on a  range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities. In this episode, Jim sits down with Kevin Nowak, executive director at CHN Housing Partners in Cleveland, to talk about transitioning families from...

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Advancing Communities: Adina Abramowitz of Consulting for Change show art Advancing Communities: Adina Abramowitz of Consulting for Change

Advancing Communities

Each month, Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together our Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders, policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Our guests share their experiences and perspective on a  range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities. In this episode, Jim sits down with Adina Abramowitz, founder of Consulting for Change and a pioneer and recognized leader in the CDFI industry. Adina...

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Advancing Communities: Tim Hunnicutt, Founder & CEO of Zero Day show art Advancing Communities: Tim Hunnicutt, Founder & CEO of Zero Day

Advancing Communities

Each month, Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together our Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders, policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Our guests share their experiences and perspective on a range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities. In this episode, Jim sits down with Tim Hunnicutt, founder and CEO of Zero Day, a non-profit organization providing housing and critical supportive services...

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Addressing the Nation's Opiod Epidemic - A Model for Permanent Supportive Recovery Housing show art Addressing the Nation's Opiod Epidemic - A Model for Permanent Supportive Recovery Housing

Advancing Communities

Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together our Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders, policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Guests share their experience and perspective on a range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities. In episode 5, Jim is joined by Judge Harvey Hoffman and Mike Hirst, two individuals who have led the Permanent Supportive Recovery Housing initiative in the...

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Advancing Communities: Retired Wilmington, DE Police Lt. Dan Selekman, Part 2 of 2 show art Advancing Communities: Retired Wilmington, DE Police Lt. Dan Selekman, Part 2 of 2

Advancing Communities

Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together our Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders, policy makers and others making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Our guests share their experiences and perspective on a range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities.   In this episode, Part 2 of 2, Jim continues his conversation with Dan Selekman, a recently retired police officer with the City of Wilmington, DE. As a...

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Advancing Communities: Lt. Dan Selekman, Part 1 of 2 show art Advancing Communities: Lt. Dan Selekman, Part 1 of 2

Advancing Communities

Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders, policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Our guests share their experiences and perspective on a range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities. In this episode, Jim is joined by Dan Selekman, a recently retired police officer with the City of Wilmington, DE. Dan is well known in Wilmington for his approach...

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Advancing Communities with the Mayor of Wilmington, Mike Purzycki show art Advancing Communities with the Mayor of Wilmington, Mike Purzycki

Advancing Communities

Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together our Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders, policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Our guests share their experiences and perspective on a range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities. In this episode, Jim discusses community revitalization with Wilmington, DE Mayor Mike Purzycki. Purzycki shares his thoughts on the critical importance of creating...

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Advancing Communities: Reverend Terrence Keeling show art Advancing Communities: Reverend Terrence Keeling

Advancing Communities

Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together our Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders, policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Our guests share their experiences and perspective on a range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities. In this episode, Jim sits down with Reverend Terrence Keeling. Reverend Keeling is pastor of Central Baptist Church and president of the Central Baptist Community...

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More Episodes

Each month, Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together our Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders, policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Our guests share their experiences and perspective on a  range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities.

In this episode, Jim sits down with Kevin Nowak, executive director at CHN Housing Partners in Cleveland, to talk about transitioning families from renters to homeowners through the Lease Purchase Program. CHN is nationally recognized for its Lease Purchase Program – a 15 year pathway to homeownership for low-income individuals and families – and is eager to help other cities and organizations replicate the model. Cinnaire is currently partnering with CHN on a pilot program in Detroit designed to transfer ownership of 188 single-family affordable homes to renters. Jim and Kevin discuss the components of the program, success stories and best practices to model the program in markets across the U.S.

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