Part 1: Katie welcomes ChangeMaker Doug Menges, the Executive Vice President of Many Mansions, a non-profit organization that provides well-managed, service-enriched, affordable housing to low-income residents of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Doug shares his journey from being a successful real estate developer to becoming a passionate advocate for affordable housing. He also talks about some of the life-changing stories of the people who have benefited from Many Mansions’ work and how they have overcome their challenges and transformed their lives. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who wants to learn more about the impact of affordable housing on social justice, economic empowerment, and human dignity. Tune in to ChangeMakers and get inspired by Doug Menges’ vision and action.
Part 2: Katie concludes her fascinating conversation with ChangeMaker Doug Menges, who reveals the type of talent that they’re looking for to join Many Mansions. He says that they are always on the lookout for people who share their vision and values, who have a passion for serving the community, and who have skills and experience in various fields related to affordable housing. He also shares the success story of the Mountain View Apartments, a permanent supportive housing development. He explains that this project was not just about providing a roof over their heads, but also about offering a range of supportive services that help them heal, grow, and thrive.