Part 1: How do you solve one of the most pressing challenges of our time: the global housing crisis? For ChangeMaker Alexandria Lafci, the answer is simple: use technology to create innovative and scalable solutions. In this episode, Katie talks to Alexandria about her journey from growing up in Section 8 housing to becoming a Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur and a leader in the affordable housing space. We learn about her experience co-founding New Story, an award-winning nonprofit that built over 3,000 homes in Latin America and created the world’s first 3D-printed housing community. We also hear about her latest venture, Hometeam Ventures, a startup that leverages data and software to reduce housing costs and improve the quality of life for low-income families. Alexandria shares her insights on how to drive social impact through entrepreneurship, how to overcome challenges and failures, and how to inspire others to join her mission of building a better future for affordable housing. Tune in to this episode and get ready to be inspired by Alexandria’s passion, vision, and impact.
Part 2: In this second part of Katie’s conversation with ChangeMaker, Alexandria Lafci, they explore how her firm, Hometeam Ventures, is investing in innovative construction technology that will transform affordable housing development. They’ll discuss how Hometeam Ventures is using data and software to reduce housing costs, improve quality of life, and increase access to homeownership for low-income families. We’ll also learn about some of the innovative approaches that Alexandria is taking to make affordable housing more accessible. Join us for this fascinating conversation with Alexandria Lafci and discover how technology can be a powerful tool for social change.