In this podcast, Executive Director, Edwin King, talks with Barry Noffsinger, a leader in the manufactured housing industry with over 20 years of experience, including financial services. Together, they discuss how the image of manufactured housing is changing, along with the challenges and opportunities as an affordable housing solution.
In this podcast, “Partnerships for Purpose and Impact” KHC’s Executive Director, Edwin King, talks with executive director of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, Ralph Perrey, to discuss how these two similar state housing finance agencies, with a shared border, Fort Campbell military base, are partnering together to meet unique needs and talk about a Nashville housing model that will serve veterans through a unique partnership with Operation Stand Down Tennessee and others.
In October 2016, a Louisville television station aired the story of a veteran who was living in a small shed on his property. The veteran, whose home was destroyed by flood, had been taken advantage of by a construction company that promised to raise his home above flood level and rebuild it. After the company had removed all the brick from the outside and gutted the inside, they took his money and left him with an uninhabitable house. This story captured the attention of many organizations that wanted to help. Representatives from the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council (GLCLC), Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), Kentucky Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Housing Partnership, Inc. (HPI), and other local organizations began to meet on a regular basis to brainstorm how resources could be merged to help not only this veteran, but also, almost 200 other homeless veterans in the area.
In this podcast, Kentucky Housing Corporation's (KHC) Executive Director, Edwin King, sits down with Ryan Quarles—who has served as the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 2015. Under Commissioner Quarles leadership, several new, innovative programs have been developed or expanded, including initiatives to combat hunger and connect Kentucky farmers to new markets, and expanding the Homegrown By Heroes program, which was launched by Kentucky Department of Agriculture in 2013, to support Kentucky Proud for home-grown products and veteran farmers.
In a two-part podcast series about the K-Count and serving homeless populations in the state, Kentucky Housing Corporation’s (KHC) Executive Director, Edwin King talks with rural housing service providers for families and veterans about their tireless work to overcome challenges and provide help, hope, and housing.