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October 22, 2019

Oregon Affordable Housing with Margaret Salazar

Oregon, like many states, is in the midst of a housing affordability crisis and is undertaking many different approaches to help solve the issue. New construction, public and private investment, pilot programs for workforce housing and the LIFT program are but a few aspects of the statewide housing plan. Listen in as Steve and Corey discuss Oregon's urban and rural affordability issues with Margaret Salazar, director at Oregon Housing and Community Services.

  • Chapter 1: 0:00 - 4:30 – Addressing the housing crisis
  • Chapter 2: 4:30 - 12:00 – LIFT program and rural development
  • Chapter 3: 12:00 - 16:00 – Naturally occurring affordable housing
  • Chapter 4: 16:00 - 21:00 – Lack of housing supply
  • Chapter 5: 21:00 - 26:55 – Geographic diversity and regional programs
  • Chapter 6: 26:55 - 34:35 – What's next?

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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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