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May 05, 2021

Rental Assistance and the Affordability Gap with NLIHC

No state has an adequate supply of affordable rental housing for the lowest income renters. In this episode, Steve and Corey focus on two topics we've covered a lot recently – the shortage of affordable housing and pandemic impacts – but with the fresh perspective of two lead researchers from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). Corey and Steve are joined by Daniel Threet, the lead author of NLIHC's 2021 Gap Report, and Rebecca Yae, lead author of the recent report Prioritization in Emergency Rental Assistance Programs' to Better Serve Priority Populations. Together they discuss the affordability gap and how recent renter assistance programs are being implemented around the country.

  • Chapter 1: 0:00 – Key findings from recent NLIHC reports
  • Chapter 2: 11:30 – Racial and ethnic disparities
  • Chapter 3: 16:00 – Pandemic impacts and emergency rental assistance programs
  • Chapter 4: 39:00 – Where to find assistance

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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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