Boomer Generation Radio 3/29/16: Affordable Housing and Boomer Reinvention

Nancy Collamer, left, and Brenda Clement, are the guests on the March 29 Boomer Generation Radio show.
Nancy Collamer, left, and Brenda Clement, are the guests on the March 29 Boomer Generation Radio show.

On the March 29, 2016 show, the first guest is Brenda Clement, executive director of Citizens Housing and Planning Association, a nonprofit association for community development and affordable housing in Boston, MA.  Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association’s mission is to encourage the production and preservation of housing that is affordable to low and moderate income families and individuals and to foster diverse and sustainable communities through planning and community development.

In the second half of the show, Rabbi Address speaks with Nancy Collamer, a career consultant, speaker and author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit from Your Passions During Semi-Retirement.

About the Guests

Brenda Clement
Brenda Clement

Brenda became Executive Director of Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) in April 2012 and is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the agency’s work.  Established in 1967, CHAPA is a non-profit umbrella organization for affordable housing and community development activities in Massachusetts.  CHAPA is the only statewide group that represents all interests in the housing field including non-profit and for-profit developers; municipal officials, local housing providers and advocates, lenders, planners and other housing professionals.  In 1995, CHAPA created the New England Housing Network which coordinates federal advocacy efforts for affordable housing across the region.

Brenda has over 20 years of experience in the housing and community development field. She previously served as Executive Director of the Housing Action Coalition of Rhode Island, a statewide affordable housing advocacy organization, and as Executive Director of the Housing Network, the Rhode Island trade association for community development corporations. Brenda is also a founding member of the New England Housing Network and serves on the Board of the National Low Income Housing Coalition currently as Chair. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Economics from Providence College and a Juris Doctor from Washington College of Law at American University.



Nancy Collamer
Nancy Collamer

Nancy Collamer is a native of Freeport NY, who studied psychology at UNC/Chapel Hill. She spent her early career working in corporate human resources where she learned about interviewing, training and labor laws.  But after becoming a mom in 1987,  Nancy decided to leave corporate life behind and headed back to school to get a masters degree in career development.

Since that time, she’s been helping clients around the country find more fulfilling ways to earn a living on a flexible basis. She has written extensively about careers for a number of websites including Oxygen Media (1998-2001), and and has spoken at venues ranging from Harvard Business School to the California Governors Conference on Women.  Her advice has been featured in numerous media outlets including NBC Nightly News, The NY Times, CNN, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, O Magazine and Fortune (you can get the full media list here).

Boomer Generation Radio is sponsored in part by Kendal Corporation, a Quaker-based provider of continuing care retirement communities in the Northeast and Midwest, airs on WWDB-AM 860 every Tuesday at 10 a.m., and features news and conversation aimed at Baby Boomers and the issues facing them as members of what Rabbi Address calls “the club sandwich generation.” You can hear the show live on AM 860, or streamed live from the WWDB website.

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