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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.

Latest Episodes

COVID-19 Special Series Podcast: Mercy Housing Steve Spears - Leading Through COVID

In this COVID-19 Special Series episode ofAdvancing CommunitiesPodcast, Cinnaire CSO Jim Peffley talks with Steve Spears, CFO of Mercy Housing, a national nonprofit developer, manager, and lender of affordable housing properties. Jim and Steve discuss the challenges diverse organizations like Mercy Housing face and how they are navigating through the COVID crisis. This timely conversation addresses the biggest issues facing organizations in the affordable housing industry right now, including: Assessing COVID-19 risk and the impact on rental collections The impact on affordable housing deals in the development process How lending for affordable housing is adapting to address COVID challenges Applying learnings from the housing market collapse in 2008/2009 to the current market crisis

33 MINAPR 29
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COVID-19 Special Series Podcast: Mercy Housing Steve Spears - Leading Through COVID

CDFI Continuity and COVID-19: Navigating and Learning through Uncharted Territory Panel

In this Special Series Episode of theAdvancing Communities Podcast, Cinnaire CSO Jim Peffley digs deep into the impact of COVID-19 on CDFIs and the partners we serve. Five experienced CDFI leaders candidly share their strategies, best practices and experience on navigating and learning through COVID-19 and beyond. The podcast is a recording of a webinar and addresses frontline perspectives on: Experiences they are addressing with the crisis as leaders in the industry Perspectives on what they each learned from the financial crisis of 2008/2011 and how that learning applies to COVID-19 Advice for CDFIs as they navigate COVID-19 challenges A framework for viewing the next three months and next year Panelists: Jim Peffley, Chief Strategy Officer, Cinnaire Adina Abramowitz, Founder, CDFI Friendly America Mark Pinsky, Founder, CDFI Friendly America Donna Gambrell, CEO, Appalachian Community Capital Eric Weaver, Senior Advisor, Opportunity Fund

56 MINAPR 22
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CDFI Continuity and COVID-19: Navigating and Learning through Uncharted Territory Panel

Advancing Communities with Fannie Mae's Jeff Hayward

Cinnaire’sAdvancing CommunitiesPodcast brings together 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 episode 1, Cinnaire’s Jim Peffley sits down with Fannie Mae’s Jeff Hayward who shares his perspective and wisdom on everything from achieving personal goals and overcoming adversity to what defines a healthy community and the importance of diversity at Fannie Mae and every workplace.

44 MINAPR 17
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Advancing Communities with Fannie Mae's Jeff Hayward

COVID-19 Special Series Podcast: Affordable Housing Managers Address the Serious Challenges The Crisis Presents

COVID-19 has created many challenges for affordable housing owners, managers, and tenants. In this Special Series episode ofAdvancing Communities Podcast, Cinnaire CSO Jim Peffley digs deep into some of these challenges with Paul Spencer, President & CEO, KMG Prestige and Dana Hanchin, President & CEO, HDC MidAtlantic, who each lead companies managing affordable apartment communities. Paul and Dana share their perspective from the front lines as they experience the pandemic's impact on their teams, and the lives of the thousands of individuals and families in the apartments they manage. They address the practical challenges the crisis has posed and share how they are leading with intention and focus on the two biggest priorities at this point, protecting staff and providing a safe community for all residents. Paul Spencer, President & CEO, KMG Prestige Paul's company is a recognized leader in the multi-family property management sector, with over 35 years of experience. KMG Prestige...

29 MINAPR 10
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COVID-19 Special Series Podcast: Affordable Housing Managers Address the Serious Challenges The Crisis Presents

COVID-19 Crisis: How Housing and Community Development Fit into Washington's Policy Response

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a dramatic and unprecedented policy response from Washington.What does this response mean for affordable housing and community development?In this episode, Cinnaire CSO Jim Peffley is joined by a panel of national community development policy advocates -- Jennifer Vasiloff, Chief External Affairs Officer at Opportunity Finance Network (OFN); Shannon Ross, Vice President Government Relations at Housing Partnership Network (HPN); and Chris Neary, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy. These individuals are working to secure support for affordable housing and community development efforts as part of the federal government's response to the COVID-19 crisis. On the heels of an unprecedented $2.2 trillion relief package passed by Congress, Jim and the panel explore what's been provided to date and what's being discussed as possible policy responses going forward, including support for CDFIs, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, and other important feder...

29 MINAPR 1
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COVID-19 Crisis: How Housing and Community Development Fit into Washington's Policy Response

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

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 a position of strength to respond now. Insight on how funding providers to CDFIs – banks and foundations – are preparing to respond. How we as CDFIs can band together to support our communities and partners through this time of uncertainty and turmoil. Listen to this up-to-the-minute discussion, (recorded March 23, 2020,) on managing through these critical issues facing the affordable housing...

28 MINMAR 25
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The COVID-19 Crisis: What it means for the Community Development and Affordable Housing Industries

The Urban Bike Project: Changing Lives & Revolutionizing 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 of transportation, a vehicle for a healthy lifestyle and the many ways access to bicycling and training can positively impact communities.

40 MINMAR 3
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The Urban Bike Project: Changing Lives & Revolutionizing Communities

Advancing Communities: Kevin Nowak of CHN

Each month, Cinnaire’sAdvancing 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 rente...

47 MINFEB 5
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Advancing Communities: Kevin Nowak of CHN

Advancing Communities: Adina Abramowitz of Consulting for Change

Each month, Cinnaire’sAdvancing 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 consults with CDFIs nationwide and served with Opportunity Finance Network, guiding the organization’s strategy to develop CDFI growth. In this wide-ranging conversation, Adina discusses CDFIs as a tool to bring about social justice in housing and communities, the role they play as a correction to capital markets and the challenges they face going forward. Be sure to follow us on Twitter@Cinnaire. Thanks for liste...

40 MINFEB 4
Comments
Advancing Communities: Adina Abramowitz of Consulting for Change

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

Each month, Cinnaire’sAdvancing 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 for struggling veterans. Tim shares the story of Zero Day and the role housing, job training and therapeutic services play in transitioning military veterans into a healthy and productive civilian life. Through Zero Day, Tim has served hundreds of returning veterans. Tim also shares his work with Cinnaire to develop Silver Star Apartments, an affordable living community providing housing and support services ...

42 MINFEB 4
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Advancing Communities: Tim Hunnicutt, Founder & CEO of Zero Day

Latest Episodes

COVID-19 Special Series Podcast: Mercy Housing Steve Spears - Leading Through COVID

In this COVID-19 Special Series episode ofAdvancing CommunitiesPodcast, Cinnaire CSO Jim Peffley talks with Steve Spears, CFO of Mercy Housing, a national nonprofit developer, manager, and lender of affordable housing properties. Jim and Steve discuss the challenges diverse organizations like Mercy Housing face and how they are navigating through the COVID crisis. This timely conversation addresses the biggest issues facing organizations in the affordable housing industry right now, including: Assessing COVID-19 risk and the impact on rental collections The impact on affordable housing deals in the development process How lending for affordable housing is adapting to address COVID challenges Applying learnings from the housing market collapse in 2008/2009 to the current market crisis

33 MINAPR 29
Comments
COVID-19 Special Series Podcast: Mercy Housing Steve Spears - Leading Through COVID

CDFI Continuity and COVID-19: Navigating and Learning through Uncharted Territory Panel

In this Special Series Episode of theAdvancing Communities Podcast, Cinnaire CSO Jim Peffley digs deep into the impact of COVID-19 on CDFIs and the partners we serve. Five experienced CDFI leaders candidly share their strategies, best practices and experience on navigating and learning through COVID-19 and beyond. The podcast is a recording of a webinar and addresses frontline perspectives on: Experiences they are addressing with the crisis as leaders in the industry Perspectives on what they each learned from the financial crisis of 2008/2011 and how that learning applies to COVID-19 Advice for CDFIs as they navigate COVID-19 challenges A framework for viewing the next three months and next year Panelists: Jim Peffley, Chief Strategy Officer, Cinnaire Adina Abramowitz, Founder, CDFI Friendly America Mark Pinsky, Founder, CDFI Friendly America Donna Gambrell, CEO, Appalachian Community Capital Eric Weaver, Senior Advisor, Opportunity Fund

56 MINAPR 22
Comments
CDFI Continuity and COVID-19: Navigating and Learning through Uncharted Territory Panel

Advancing Communities with Fannie Mae's Jeff Hayward

Cinnaire’sAdvancing CommunitiesPodcast brings together 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 episode 1, Cinnaire’s Jim Peffley sits down with Fannie Mae’s Jeff Hayward who shares his perspective and wisdom on everything from achieving personal goals and overcoming adversity to what defines a healthy community and the importance of diversity at Fannie Mae and every workplace.

44 MINAPR 17
Comments
Advancing Communities with Fannie Mae's Jeff Hayward

COVID-19 Special Series Podcast: Affordable Housing Managers Address the Serious Challenges The Crisis Presents

COVID-19 has created many challenges for affordable housing owners, managers, and tenants. In this Special Series episode ofAdvancing Communities Podcast, Cinnaire CSO Jim Peffley digs deep into some of these challenges with Paul Spencer, President & CEO, KMG Prestige and Dana Hanchin, President & CEO, HDC MidAtlantic, who each lead companies managing affordable apartment communities. Paul and Dana share their perspective from the front lines as they experience the pandemic's impact on their teams, and the lives of the thousands of individuals and families in the apartments they manage. They address the practical challenges the crisis has posed and share how they are leading with intention and focus on the two biggest priorities at this point, protecting staff and providing a safe community for all residents. Paul Spencer, President & CEO, KMG Prestige Paul's company is a recognized leader in the multi-family property management sector, with over 35 years of experience. KMG Prestige...

29 MINAPR 10
Comments
COVID-19 Special Series Podcast: Affordable Housing Managers Address the Serious Challenges The Crisis Presents

COVID-19 Crisis: How Housing and Community Development Fit into Washington's Policy Response

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a dramatic and unprecedented policy response from Washington.What does this response mean for affordable housing and community development?In this episode, Cinnaire CSO Jim Peffley is joined by a panel of national community development policy advocates -- Jennifer Vasiloff, Chief External Affairs Officer at Opportunity Finance Network (OFN); Shannon Ross, Vice President Government Relations at Housing Partnership Network (HPN); and Chris Neary, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy. These individuals are working to secure support for affordable housing and community development efforts as part of the federal government's response to the COVID-19 crisis. On the heels of an unprecedented $2.2 trillion relief package passed by Congress, Jim and the panel explore what's been provided to date and what's being discussed as possible policy responses going forward, including support for CDFIs, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, and other important feder...

29 MINAPR 1
Comments
COVID-19 Crisis: How Housing and Community Development Fit into Washington's Policy Response

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

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 a position of strength to respond now. Insight on how funding providers to CDFIs – banks and foundations – are preparing to respond. How we as CDFIs can band together to support our communities and partners through this time of uncertainty and turmoil. Listen to this up-to-the-minute discussion, (recorded March 23, 2020,) on managing through these critical issues facing the affordable housing...

28 MINMAR 25
Comments
The COVID-19 Crisis: What it means for the Community Development and Affordable Housing Industries

The Urban Bike Project: Changing Lives & Revolutionizing 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 of transportation, a vehicle for a healthy lifestyle and the many ways access to bicycling and training can positively impact communities.

40 MINMAR 3
Comments
The Urban Bike Project: Changing Lives & Revolutionizing Communities

Advancing Communities: Kevin Nowak of CHN

Each month, Cinnaire’sAdvancing 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 rente...

47 MINFEB 5
Comments
Advancing Communities: Kevin Nowak of CHN

Advancing Communities: Adina Abramowitz of Consulting for Change

Each month, Cinnaire’sAdvancing 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 consults with CDFIs nationwide and served with Opportunity Finance Network, guiding the organization’s strategy to develop CDFI growth. In this wide-ranging conversation, Adina discusses CDFIs as a tool to bring about social justice in housing and communities, the role they play as a correction to capital markets and the challenges they face going forward. Be sure to follow us on Twitter@Cinnaire. Thanks for liste...

40 MINFEB 4
Comments
Advancing Communities: Adina Abramowitz of Consulting for Change

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

Each month, Cinnaire’sAdvancing 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 for struggling veterans. Tim shares the story of Zero Day and the role housing, job training and therapeutic services play in transitioning military veterans into a healthy and productive civilian life. Through Zero Day, Tim has served hundreds of returning veterans. Tim also shares his work with Cinnaire to develop Silver Star Apartments, an affordable living community providing housing and support services ...

42 MINFEB 4
Comments
Advancing Communities: Tim Hunnicutt, Founder & CEO of Zero Day
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