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October 28, 2020

Supportive Housing with Debbie Burkart and Cristian Ahumada

This episode features a topic that might seem counter-intuitive, even within our industry: permanent supportive housing. Steve and Corey sit down with Cristian Ahumada, executive director of Clifford Beers Housing, and Debbie Burkart, national vice president of supportive housing at the National Equity Fund. Together, they discuss permanent supportive housing—an intervention that combines affordable housing assistance with voluntary support services to address the needs of chronically homeless people — and the broader applications that can be gleaned from these innovations and put to use in other areas of housing.

  • Chapter 1: 0:00 - 18:00 – History of supportive housing
  • Chapter 2: 18:00 - 31:00 – New development deals
  • Chapter 3: 31:00 - 35:00 – Industry innovations and permanent debt
  • Chapter 4: 35:00 - end – Opportunities to create housing

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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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