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May 18, 2021

2021 Ivory Prize with Kent Colton

Third times a charm – we’re thrilled to welcome back Kent Colton to the podcast. Kent is president of the Colton Housing Group and senior research fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard. He is also chairman of the advisory board for the  Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability. The Ivory Prize winners exemplify innovation and solutions to housing affordability. In this episode, we take an in-depth look at what is going on at a grassroots level, emerging themes from 2020 and recap this year’s Ivory Prize winners.

  • Chapter 1: 0:00 – Background of the Ivory Prize
  • Chapter 2: 7:50 – Innovation & Construction
  • Chapter 3: 13:45 – Creative Finance
  • Chapter 4: 15:30 – Renter Assistance
  • Chapter 5: 17:00 – Existing Housing & Land
  • Chapter 6: 20:55 – Preserving & Producing Affordable Housing
  • Chapter 7: 22:55 – Removing Regulatory Barriers
  • Chapter 8: 27:00 - end – Lessons and winners

Listen to other episodes in the series.


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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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