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Equity in Multifamily Housing

Looking Deeper into our Mission

"Freddie Mac is driving for real change, where everyone has equitable opportunities to succeed and thrive in multifamily housing. We value diversity in our Optigo® network, staff, borrowers, vendors and suppliers and are committed to bringing open dialogue and empowerment to every corner of our industry. It is our duty to ensure our ecosystem is inclusive to all."

Debby Jenkins

Debby Jenkins — Executive Vice President,
Head of Multifamily Business

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion #InsideandOut

Infographic about communities, optigo, and staff
Infographic about communities, optigo, and staff

the communities we serve

  • Tenant advancement
  • Community Engagement

our network

  • Diverse Borrowers, vendors and suppliers
  • Creating and preserving affordability

our company

  • Employee learning and discovery advancement
  • Inclusive workforce

Areas of focus

Diverse Borrowers, Employees Vendors & Suppliers – Building a multifamily community that looks like our world. Helping diverse borrowers – entities owned or partially owned by women, minorities, veterans, those who identify as LBGT and individuals with disabilities – grow and scale.

Community Engagement – Freddie Mac Multifamily staff participation in community-focused volunteerism.

Tenant Advancement – Improving the lives of renters with property-level offerings such as financial capability tools, credit building and social impact programs.

Employee Learning & Discovery – Targeted learning and engagement programming to build cultural awareness and cultivate new ways of doing and thinking.

Creating and Preserving Affordability – Exploring underserved markets, increasing multifamily climate resiliency, and replicating unique financing options.

Walking The Talk

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Project Destined

Freddie Mac Multifamily staff partnered with Friendship Public Charter High School to teach students the fundamentals of real estate financing and mentor them through an 10-week program. The students participated in challenges and games and ended the program with a case competition to show off their skills.

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MBA DEI Award

Freddie Mac Multifamily received the Mortgage Banking Association's inaugural Diversity and Inclusion award in 2020. The award was accepted by EVP of Multifamily, Debby Jenkins.

i-Statement

i-Statements

Our executives and staff are all asked to commit to a series of statements that ensure everyone in our buildings feels like they belong – no matter their background.

Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Group

Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Group

Freddie Mac Multifamily established a peer task force to rethink ways to bring diversity and inclusion to our internal and external behavior and processes. Members rotate out bi-annually to keep ideas fresh.

Meet Our Team

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Amanda Nunnink

Vice President of Equity in Multifamily Housing

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Olufunke Owolabi

Director of Employee Experience and Development

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Alexis Sofyanos

Director of Equity in Multifamily Housing