Rick Holliday, whose professional roots are in affordable housing, provides the perspective of a successful for-profit developer.
Affordable housing has come a long way since the late 1970’s when Rick Holliday served as the first paid Executive Director of Eden Housing. These days, he’s a successful for-profit developer in the San Francisco region, well respected for bringing NY style lofts to the Bay Area. In this episode, Rick discusses the evolution of affordable housing and the kinds of partnerships that are necessary to fund and build developments that provide low income and workforce housing. He talks about the unique role of non-profit organizations and how they interface with government agencies. Finally, Rick addresses the role of for-profit developers now and moving forward in supporting the growth and sustainability of affordable housing.