Home Page Radio - HOME is often “Housing” by WPKN Community Radio published on 2018-09-27T06:07:43Z Thursday, August 23, 2018, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.org Host: Duo Dickinson America has over 70 Million freestanding homes sitting on their patch of dirt, but it has over 50 Million places to live that are not separate houses. This way of living is called “Housing” and it is increasingly preferable to “The American Dream” of home ownership and a picket fence defining a site. Home page will explore what “Housing” is, now in south central connecticut. The housing crash of 2008 changed everything when it comes to how America views where to live. Homes were once the central economic investment, justifying huge and increasing cost, risk and assumed equity. Mortgages were signed where the debt they incurred was acknowledged to be higher than the actual worth of the home because conventional wisdom claimed that homes had a never-ending appreciation in value. That proved to be false, creating over 10 million foreclosed mortgages between 2007 and 2012. Its easy to see the rental units popping up in New Haven, where millennial and their parents see their future in walkable, no-maintenance, un-owned places to live. But there are others seeking new answers to traditional home ownership and market rate rentals. In studio is Elizabeth Torres, Chief Executive Officer of the Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust.https://www.bntweb.org Her perspective on how people can find a place to live in a changing environment will be invaluable. We will talk to Charlotte R. Hitchcock, a Historic Preservation Consultant, but also a central figure in the creation of Rocky Corner Co-Housing, which broke ground in May on their site in Bethany, Ct. http://rockycorner.org . Architect Jim Childress and an intrepid group have found another way to live – Co-Housing: which Home Page Featured several years ago. Last we talk to Samuel Andoh, Sr. who helps run the St, Luke’s Development Corporation which has had real success in trying to create housing in downtown New Have, and is working to do more. Mr. Andoh worships at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, New Haven, CT. Has served as Junior and Senior Warden, treasurer, teaches Sunday School and is also a Sub-Deacon. Loves his church. President of St. Luke’s Development Corporation. Currently a professor of economics at SCSU.