Happy New Year! January is Poverty Awareness Month, an initiative to raise awareness and call attention to the growth of poverty in America. Without the safety, stability and comfort of a home, obtaining access to healthcare and education, and thus a thriving society, is much more difficult to achieve.
As President and CEO of TheCaseMade, Dr. Tiffany Manuel (Dr. T) is a dynamic speaker, thought leader and writer on the issues of community development, social change and cross-sector partnerships. She has worked to expand opportunity for low-income workers, families and communities through 25+ years of professional and volunteer experience spanning the private and non-profit sectors, government and academia.
Dr. T has been dedicated to helping leaders make the case for systems change. Trained as a social scientist, she is committed to building the capacity of changemakers and leaders to grow their social impact. One of our colleagues had a conversation with Dr. T about housing, one of the social determinants of health, and the interview can be found below.
Dr. T’s presentations and keynotes include the advantages affordable housing has to our local and state economies, innovative financing solutions used by developers and local governments, the link between homes, employment and transportation, and ideas and resources for creating more homes that are affordable in communities that are diverse.
I hope you enjoy the interview below,