Sacramento will receive hundreds of new “tiny homes” as part of a statewide effort to provide housing for California’s unhoused community. An entrepreneur shares her traumatic story to help other young business owners avoid a similar ordeal. A non-profit in Sacramento County is helping bring beautiful floral bouquets to hospice care and seniors.
Tiny homes plan
Under a new plan unveiled by Governor Gavin Newsom last week, Sacramento will be one of the first cities in California to receive delivery of 350 new “tiny homes” as part of the state’s effort to provide a safe place to live for the unhoused community. CapRadio Homelessness and Housing Affordability Reporter, Chris Nichols, joins us to talk about the new statewide plan, how and where the city of Sacramento plans on using the new homes and the costs associated with building and delivering them to cities up and down the state.
She is Cheval
Starting your own business comes with some understandable learning curves. But our next guest went through these obstacles to the point where their entire professional identity, built upon nearly a decade of hard work, was forced to be overhauled. Due to the fine print of a contract, she signed at 25 years old, she had to start completely over-- including publicly changing her birth name. Once a successful wedding dress designer featured on “Say Yes to the Dress,” she now goes by Chief Inspiration Officer Cheval, founder of the shoe company She is Cheval, using her traumatic story as an entrepreneur to help other young business owners. Cheval is also the founder of the non-profit “A Girl You Might Know Foundation” to protect the rights of women and young artists by sharing knowledge through experience, the contracting process and knowledge of their rights under the law.
Petal Connection's mission
Seemingly small acts of kindness can be quite powerful. And a non-profit knows a thoughtful gift to strangers can bring some joy during some of the most difficult moments in life. The Petal Connection is a volunteer organization whose mission is to connect beautiful fresh floral bouquets to local hospice patients and seniors. Jennifer Arey is the executive director and founder, and joined Insight to explain over the years they’ve learned that these arrangements can be life changing.