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David Hoicka
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Informative NYT article describes variety of ways people make profits off the poor, including: repeat loans and serial debt; annual interest rates as high as 343 percent; payday loans; car loans where total amount paid in interest and principal for car loan of $951 is $3,093. Discusses auctioning tax lien payments with resulting multiplication of fees, charges, and equity stripping; attorney fees of $450 per hour charged to the poor.

Not only the middle class and the wealthy exploit the poor. Discusses evidence that at times the poor exploit each other. Article describes 'hierarchy of exploitation' over food stamp cards, SSI benefits, cost of food, cigarettes; evictions & homelessness.
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Great article about crowd-funding to provide lights and power to off-grid students and families in Africa/Asia
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Building a green and sustainable house, using straw bales for insulation, covered by weatherproof plaster. Inexpensive to build, reducing energy costs.  In NYT
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New design generators quickly compensate for less reliable flow of renewable energy to the grid
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Great NYT article, off-grid power solutions developed for first-world computers and toys improve third-world life. Tech innovators don’t see the rural poor as a viable market. But LED technology, very efficient batteries and falling solar panel prices have suddenly allowed lights to be delivered to off-grid households at a fraction of previous costs.

The need is overwhelming. More than a quarter of the world has no electricity; about half have no piped water, 2.5 billion have no piped gas. The poor turn to substitutes that are dangerous and expensive.

Power brings more than consumption. It brings safety: people can walk at night, women no longer have to range so far to gather wood for cooking. It brings education: children can study after dark. It brings prosperity: stores can stay open longer. Producers can get the tools they need to produce more — a milk-chiller for dairy farmers, pumps to irrigate crops.

In 2009 there were some 300,000 solar lamps in use in Africa. By the end of 2012, there were 4 million, and sales are doubling each year.
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From Discovery News: Why not use drones to help protect elephants from slaughter by armed gangs of poachers ...
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Great examples of public interest designs for buildings in Rawanda and other places, in NYT
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Excellent NYT article on green roofs in NYC, reduced heat islands, savings on energy and maintenance
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Huge wind farm in Oregon going online, a step towards sustainable energy and energy independence
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Senior Executive, Affordable Housing Programs, Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Section 8, Tax Credit and LIHTC, Project Management PMP
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  • Affordable Housing Programs
    Senior Executive, present
  • DuPage Housing Authority
    Executive Director
  • Housing Authority El Paso
    COO
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Housing Authority New Orleans
  • National Center for Housing Management
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San Francisco
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New Orleans, Toronto, Singapore
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Innovative Affordable Housing, Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Economic Development, Community Development, Green and Sustainable Buildings, PMP Project Management & Finance
Introduction

David Hoicka is a Senior Executive and Advisor for Affordable Housing, Public Housing, and Social Housing programs internationally.  David has extensive experience on Affordable Housing and Community Development including managing and teaching large HUD government housing programs nationally across the USA and internationally.

David Hoicka specializes in Low Income Housing, its Construction and Financial Management.  Applying multi-cultural and international best practices to enhance affordable housing, David has worked on programs of all sizes, creating and/or managing low income housing and community development programs for families and businesses, including Housing Choice Voucher and Section 8, Tax Credit and LIHTC.

David Hoicka is a business professional with strengths in strategic planning and development, project management, an expert in managing cross-functional teams and building strategic partnerships with stakeholders and community organizations.

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  • MIT
  • Boston University
  • Suffolk Law School
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