Harvard Social Enterprise Conference > Alternative Models to Equitable Homeownership

Kara Murray Badal

February 26, 2023 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Kara Murray Badal

Kara Murray-Badal is the Director of the Housing Lab. She brings a wealth of managerial and project management experience from both the private and non-profit sectors. Before joining the Terner team, she was a Crisis Project Manager at Bayer Healthcare as well as Deputy Director at The Mosaic Project, a non-profit focused on communication across cultures and backgrounds. She’s also an Oakland native with a history in community activism and politics, having consulted on policy for several cities and done communications and field leadership for electoral campaigns. Kara holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Psychology from Stanford University.


Jesse Kanson-Benanav

February 11, 2023 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Jesse Kanson-Benanav

Jesse has over 15 years of experience in real estate development, public policy, and community engagement. Jesse is a noted community organizer and founded ABC Cambridge, a community-based organization advocating for increased housing production and smart-growth development in Cambridge and Greater Boston. As a result of his successful leadership of ABC, Jesse was recognized by the Boston Globe Magazine in 2016 as a “game changer” for his and ABC’s positive contributions to improving the Massachusetts economy. Prior to joining B’nai B’rith Housing, Jesse worked as a Senior Project Manager for Somerville Community Corporation, a Regional Project Associate for Community Builders, and a public housing management consultant for Edgemere Consulting. He is also a board member at Just-A-Start Corporation and Chairman of their Real Estate Committee.

Jesse has a Master in City Planning degree from MIT.


Nadine Ngouabe Dlodlo

February 11, 2023 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Nadine Ngouabe Dlodlo

Nadine Ngouabe Dlodlo is an impact investment leader and a community development strategist. In 2019, she founded the Women’s Home Preservation LLC (WHP), a mission- driven real estate investment firm that adopts a community-led participatory model to bring back economic vibrancy in formerly redlined communities in Baltimore with an emphasis on creating edifying housing for women-led households. The WHP works to restore the social and cultural dimensions of communities rather than the built environment only. To this extent, it intentionally develops residential and commercial projects that fill the amenity gaps in structurally disinvested communities. The WHP currently has $20M+ projects under development and was recently selected for the Growing Diverse Housing Developers program, a nationwide multimillion-dollar initiative to increase the supply of affordable housing in the US.

A portion of the WHP’s profit supports the Women’s Home Preservation Fund, a 501c3 that Nadine founded to provide relief to single mothers homeowners who are facing foreclosure.

Nadine received her MBA from Harvard Business School. Previously she worked in banking, infrastructure financing and public-private partnerships worldwide. She is the recipient of the Maryland Secretary’s Citation in recognition of her accomplishments in improving Maryland’s communities.

Nadine attended Harvard Business School while raising her 2 year-old daughter Isonah without any form of domestic help. In 2022, Isonah won the national silver medal in poetry at the Scholastic Art & Writing Award


Chris Baker

February 11, 2023 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Chris Baker

Chris is on a mission to make the world better for people affected by homelessness and poverty. Since graduating from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 2007, Chris has worked many different jobs in the field of homeless services and activism, but also as a musician, writer, and even paralegal. He started The Other Ones Foundation in the summer of 2017 to bring his innovative ideas for addressing homelessness to life.


Professor David Wood

March 22, 2022 |by secon2023 | Comments Off on Professor David Wood

David Wood is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and the Director of the Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI) at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Current projects range from work with pension fund trustees on responsible investment policies, mission investment by foundation endowments, research on the changing nature of the supply for and capacity to receive capital for community investment in the US, and a global survey of the relationship between public policy and impact investment. Recent work has included the publication of the Handbook on Responsible Investment Across Asset Classes (Boston College, 2007); the development of a Responsible Property Investing Center; field definition in sustainable emerging market SME investment; and research into the investor use of corporate reporting on non-financial information. He was elected in 2008 to the Board of the Social Investment Forum. Before he came to the IRI, he taught the history of ethics, including the history of economic thought at Boston University. He received his Ph.D. in History from the Johns Hopkins University.