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Customer News

2019 Multifamily Lending Caps Announced

FHFA recently announced the 2019 multifamily lending cap will remain at $35 billion.

New Refinance Test Effective November 2

A new Refinance Test (2018Q3) is effective for all new loans, except for Small Balance Loans, starting November 2, 2018 with a grace period up to November 16, 2018.

Our New Affordable Housing Investment Fund

We've launched a new Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Investment Fund – to help create and preserve affordable rental homes across the nation.

Research

What Do You Think Is More Affordable?

What Do You Think Is More Affordable?

If you've struggled to pay your rent recently, know that you're not alone. New Research by Freddie Mac Multifamily reveals that a majority of renters – 66 percent – reported difficulty affording their rent at some point over the past two years.

Introducing Multifamily Housing Performance Data

Introducing Multifamily Housing Performance Data

For the first time, we're pulling back the curtain to reveal Freddie Mac internal data on rental trends.

Steve Talks Fundamentals

Steve Talks Fundamentals

Steve and Research Manager Sara Hoffmann, comment on wage growth and jobs, multifamily vacancy, supply and demand, and where the market is headed this year.

News Releases

Freddie Mac Green Advantage® Program is Cutting Utility Bills for Hundreds of Thousands of Low- and Middle-Income Renters

Freddie Mac today released a white paper on the impact of its Green Advantage ® program, which...

Freddie Mac Announces Pricing of $507 Million Multifamily Small Balance Loan Securitization

Freddie Mac announces the pricing of the SB56 offering, a multifamily mortgage-backed securitization backed by small balance loans underwritten by Freddie Mac and issued by a third-party trust....

Freddie Mac Prices $161 Million Multifamily K-Deal, K-J23

Freddie Mac recently priced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ( K Certificates ) that are backed by underlying collateral consisting of supplemental multifamily mortgages....

Viewpoints

We're Green: from Origination to Securitization

Increasingly, energy and water savings are bolstering the bottom line of multifamily property owners and their tenants' budgets - and the Freddie Mac Multifamily Green Advantage® program has made this more and more possible.

Robert Koontz
Robert Koontz
SVP, Multifamily Capital Markets

Meg McElgunn: Taking the Reins Out West

I know it sounds cliché, but there really is no place like home – especially one where you make home possible for others. That's what Freddie Mac is to me.

Meg McElgunn
Meg McElgunn
Senior Director, Freddie Mac SBL Production

Nashville: A Vibrant Stage for Targeted Affordable Housing

Nashville is a city where you feel things happening. Everywhere downtown there's music and artists on the verge of making it big. With the energy it radiates, you can't help feeling things are possible. So, Nashville was a fitting, vibrant stage for our biggest and best Annual Conference.

David Leopold
David Leopold
VP Targeted Affordable Sales & Investments