An Affordable Housing Community Solutions Podcast

Hosted by Quadel President Katie Goar in Partnership with ForbesBooks Radio
Every Tuesday, 2pm EST

We need more affordable housing in the U.S.—that much we can agree on. But, how do we get there?

Join Quadel President Katie Goar each week as she talks with finance experts, policy makers, thought leaders, and community organizers to discuss how to create more affordable housing—and more opportunity—for people across the country.

Interested in economic development? Government funding? Why affordable housing makes good economic policy or how it benefits communities? Subscribe and listen each Tuesday on ForbesBooks Radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

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About Katie Goar, QUadel President

Katie Goar has worked at Quadel since 2007 and has spent the last five years as its president bringing a special focus to customer service.

She holds more than 24 years of affordable housing experience, having held a mayor-appointed position in city government, a top-level management role within a public housing authority and provided portfolio oversight for 60,000 multifamily units before leading Quadel, a nationwide consulting and training organization based in Washington D.C. As president, she oversees company performance, project management and client relations of Quadel’s subsidiary offices in Phoenix, Memphis, Raleigh, Indianapolis, and Baltimore.

For more than eight years, Katie also taught classes in public management, public organization and public policy at Indiana University-Purdue University. She holds a B.A. in Political Science/Spanish from Anderson University and an M.P.A in public administration and policy analysis from Indiana University.

Latest Podcast

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This week’s ChangeMaker is Ivory Mathews, the executive director, and chief executive officer for the Columbia Housing Authority, the largest housing authority in the State of South Carolina serving nearly 6,500 low-income households and over 16,000 individuals. Prior to joining Columbia Housing, Ivory served for five years as the Executive Director of the Greenville Housing Authority and has spent 20 years in the affordable housing industry.

Ivory Mathews

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for the Columbia Housing Authority

Margaret Salazar

Executive Director of Oregon Housing and Community Services Department

Anne Venezia

Housing Director of Arlington County in Virginia

Richard Sciortino

President of BCM

Manuela Silva

CEO of the Community Housing Opportunities Corporation

Sister Donna Markham

President and CEO, Catholic Charities USA

Brad Hargreaves

Founder and CEO of Common

Deborah De Santis

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for Supportive Housing

Zach Giffin

Host of Tiny House Nation, the Vice President of The Tiny Home Industry Association, and Board Member and National Spokesperson of Operation Tiny Home

Stephen Norman

Executive Director of the King County Housing Authority

Michelle Norris

Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Strategic Partnerships at National Church Residences

Evette Hester

Executive Director and CEO, Housing Authority of New Orleans

Kate Bennett

 Administrator of the Boston Housing Authority

David Kirk

Professor of Sociology and Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College at the University of Oxford

Jacqueline Waggoner

President of Solutions at Enterprise Community Partners

David A. Northern

President and CEO at the Housing Authority of the Birmingham

Karen DuBois-Walton

President of Elm City Communities and Housing Authority of the City of New Haven

Sandra Henriquez

Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Housing Commission

Tim Shriver

Chairman, Special Olympics

Alexandra Jackiw

Chief Operating Officer at Hayes Gibson Property Services

Kelvin Jeremiah

President & CEO of the Philadelphia Housing Authority

Maurice Jones

CEO and President of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Marcia Lewis

Chief Executive Officer of the Memphis Housing Authority

Roberta Graham

Vice President, Quadel

Jillian Copeland

Founder of Main Street Connect

Stacy Spann

Executive Director of the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County

Ismael Guerrero

President and CEO of Mercy Housing

Jeffery Patterson

CEO of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Jason Geno

President of Human Capital Initiatives 

Cindy Stotler & Sheree Bouchee

Director of City of Phoenix Housing Department & Affordable Housing Advocate

Preston Prince

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Fresno Housing Authority

Eugene Jones

Chief Executive Officer of the Atlanta Housing Authority

Gregory Russ

Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority

Adrianne Todman

CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment

Demetria Simpson

Vice President of Development at BGC Advantage

Robert Pinnegar

President & CEO of the National Apartment Association

Making the Change Blog

Quadel and its employees work hard to be ChangeMakers in the affordable housing industry and in the communities in which we serve and reside. Read how Quadelians are making a difference in our monthly blog, Making the Change.