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Affordable Single Family Rentals

Affordable Single Family Rentals

We're working to provide more affordable rental housing for lower-income families, through a new pilot to finance single-family rentals.

Announcing: A Value-Add Offering for Student Housing Assets

Announcing: A Value-Add Offering for Student Housing Assets

For years, Freddie Mac Multifamily has provided flexible, cost-effective financing for properties needing moderate upgrades. More and more we found that this type of funding is also wanted for student housing properties.

New Guide Bulletin Published

Guide Bulletin, Guide Forms, Update, Annual Certification, Originate, Underwrite

Research

Multifamily 2018 Outlook

Multifamily 2018 Outlook

Performance in the multifamily market remained healthy in 2017. Strength in the multifamily market is expected to continue into 2018, but with slight moderation.

Steve and Aaron Discuss Natural Disasters

Steve and Aaron Discuss Natural Disasters

Freddie Mac underwriting and asset management, cover this year's hurricanes' effect on Freddie Mac Multifamily securitized loans and our credit policy.

Rental Affordability: A Gap Widening to a Chasm

Rental Affordability: A Gap Widening to a Chasm

Are the reports of an affordability crisis in rental housing true? A first-of-its-kind study from Freddie Mac Multifamily revealed a number of concerning facts.

News Releases

Viewpoints

The Cost of Missing Out on LIHTC-Program Rents

Market rate multifamily rents have been dramatically increasing in recent years as housing demand significantly exceeds available supply. In contrast, during the same period rent growth has been moderate for units with restricted rents, such as those funded by the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Doing Good and Doing Well Are Not Mutually Exclusive

There's a lot in the news today about Social Impact Investing – investments that make a social or environmental impact while also generating a financial return. It’s a true win-win, and at Freddie Mac Multifamily, we're happy to be at the forefront of this important movement.

Lauren Garren
Lauren Garren
VP Production & Sales

How Do I Envision the Multifamily Market in 2018?

More of the same! By most measures, the multifamily market will continue to grow with moderately increasing demand, with the growing population fueling the rental housing market.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling