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August 08, 2019

Housing Supply Shortage with Mike Kingsella

7.3 million – that’s the number of units that the country has underproduced from 2000-2015 according to research from Up for Growth. This podcast focuses on the general shortage of affordable housing as well as of housing units overall and looks at some of the challenges that make it so hard to close that supply gap. Mike Kingsella from Up for Growth joins Steve and Corey to dive into these topics and discuss Up for Growth’s new tool, the Seattle Housing Policy and Affordability Calculator.

  • 0:00 - 8:55 – The supply shortage
  • 8:55 - 24:26 – Housing policy and the affordability calculator
  • 24:26 - 32:11 – If we build more housing, who is benefited?
  • 32:11 - 35:53 – Up for Growth’s upcoming projects

Listen to other episodes in the series.


This podcast is for informational purposes, and is not advocacy, legal interpretation, nor a statement of policy. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Freddie Mac unless explicitly stated. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by Freddie Mac employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the view of Freddie Mac or any of its officials.

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
Senior Director of Mission, Policy and Strategy

Corey is the Senior Director of Mission, Policy and Strategy 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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