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July 10, 2019

Minnesota Affordable Housing with Warren Hanson

The lack of affordable housing is prevalent throughout the country, in both rural and urban communities, and Minnesota has been at the forefront in trying to get ahead of this issue. In this podcast, hosts Steve Guggenmos and Corey Aber discuss the affordability challenges in Minnesota and some of the innovative work being done with Warren Hanson, the CEO of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund – a leading Community Development Financial Institution.

Chapter 1: 0:00 – 1:23 Declining affordability
Chapter 2: 1:23 – 10:51 Recent innovative projects and factors that led to the development of the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Chapter 3: 10:51 – 50:23 The loss of affordable units in rural and urban Minnesota, the NOAH Impact Fund and other tools to create and preserve affordable rental housing.

Listen to other episodes in the series.

About the Podcast Hosts

Steve Guggenmos

Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Steve leads multifamily research at Freddie Mac. In this role he performs research related to national and market-specific multifamily conditions. His team supports the multifamily business by developing models and quantitative approaches that determine risk-based capital allocations. The models capture loan level risks and also the benefits of the diversification and structural credit support for pools of multifamily mortgages, supporting the core business strategies of Freddie Mac Multifamily.

Corey Aber

Corey Aber
Director of Community Mission and Impact Finance

Corey is the Director of Community Mission and Impact Finance at Freddie Mac Multifamily. In this role, he oversees our Duty to Serve initiatives as well as research and development activities that further our support for affordable housing and underserved markets nationwide.

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