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Learn the latest on our business and gain market insights from our leading-edge research.

Customer News

New Refinance and Affordability Tests Now Available

A new Refinance Test is effective March 7. Read more.

$500 Million Milestone: Investing in LIHTC Affordable Housing

We've surpassed the $500 million mark in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) investments in just our first year reentering the market.

Benchmarking Guidance for Your Green Loans

Green made clear: Our new docs provide guidance on benchmarking data collection and submission

Research

What's Next for OppZones?

What's Next for OppZones?

Opportunity Zones will influence multifamily market activity in low-income markets across the country in the coming years and will likely be a focus area of researchers, developers, investors and policymakers.

Multifamily 2019 Outlook

Multifamily 2019 Outlook

In our research, we find that performance in the multifamily market remained healthy during 2018, despite high levels of new supply entering the market. We expect this trend to continue into 2019, but with more modest growth in comparison to recent years.

Shining a Spotlight on Underserved Markets

As part of our Duty to Serve plan, we're releasing eight reports that focus on the opportunities and challenges to providing affordable multifamily housing throughout the country.

News Releases

Freddie Mac-CAHEC LIHTC Equity Fund Invests $50 Million in Affordable Housing for Rural and Underserved Communities

Freddie Mac announced today it has closed a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) fund with CAHEC and initiated several investments within the fund....

Freddie Mac Prices $1.3 Billion Multifamily K-Deal, K-734

Freddie Mac recently priced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ( K Certificates ), which are backed by underlying collateral consisting of fixed-rate multifamily mortgages with predominantly 7-year terms....

Freddie Mac Announces Pricing of $553 Million Multifamily Small Balance Loan Securitization

Freddie Mac announces the pricing of the SB61 offering, a multifamily mortgage-backed securitization backed by small balance loans underwritten by Freddie Mac and issued by a third-party trust....

Viewpoints

Assessing Rental Burden in Metropolitan Areas

Rental affordability is a significant challenge for metropolitan statistical areas across the United States. Our research shows that supply just hasn't kept pace with demand in many metros, and that's pushing affordable rents out of reach for millions of American families.

Steve Guggenmos
Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

When Opportunity Knocks, We Open Doors

Housing affordability is an uphill battle – but the SBL team will not be deterred.

Catherine Evans
Catherine Evans
Multifamily Underwriting Senior Director

Breaking Records, Going Further

We had another outstanding year and I encourage all our lenders, servicers, investors, borrowers and staff to enjoy a quick moment of pride from all that we accomplished together.

John Cannon
John Cannon
SVP Production & Sales