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 this podcast, Kentucky Housing Corporation's (KHC) Executive Director, Edwin King, sits down with Rob Perez, creator of DV8 (Deviate) Kitchen—a restaurant with a heart and mission that gives second chance employment to those in substance abuse recovery trying to redirect their lives, so they will “deviate” from addiction. This model of opportunity and accountability breaks barriers of poverty and empowers employees to learn the trade of baking to live self-sufficiently. This Lexington, Kentucky model is receiving national attention because of its life changing food.
In this podcast, Kentucky Housing Corporation's (KHC) Executive Director, Edwin King, sits down with housing partner, Jim King, who serves as the executive director of Fahe, which is an organization leading the mission to eliminate persistent poverty in Appalachia. Together, they to talk about poverty, barriers, opportunities, and strategies for individuals and families through empowerment and programs to meet very unique housing needs in Eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian Region.
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.
In part two podcast about the K-Count of Kentucky’s homeless population, Kentucky Housing Corporation's (KHC) Executive Director, Edwin King, sits down with Caleb Rose who currently serves as the housing and outreach coordinator for the Pennyroyal Veteran’s Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to talk about his experience in working with veterans who need help, hope, and housing.