Multifamily Podcast

Renter Affordability with Kevin Burke

Steve Guggenmos and Corey Aber

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Renter affordability remains a curious topic in the face of the pandemic. Fresh off publishing his new report, Renter Affordability Reexamined, Freddie Mac researcher Kevin Burke sits down with Steve and Corey to discuss some insights from the paper and discuss the city of Los Angeles’ recent efforts to address affordability. Tune in for a comparison of how things have changed, a breakdown of what’s been impacted and a couple surprisingly positive trends he’s seeing.

  • Chapter 1: 2:00 - 8:45 – Renter Affordability
  • Chapter 2: 8:45 - 22:30 – Simpson’s Paradox on Renter’s and Owners
  • Chapter 3: 22:30 - 29:30 – Pandemic impact on renters’ jobs and income
  • Chapter 4: 29:30 - 38:00 – Renter burden (Based on city of L.A. analysis)
  • Chapter 5: 38:00 - end – How different income bands are impacted

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