Podcast by Freddie Mac Multifamily
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, Corey and Steve 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. Together they discuss the affordability gap and how recent renter assistance programs are being implemented around the country.
LA’s Thai Community with Chancee Martorell
In the east side of Hollywood lives a community of immigrants who have struggled with social and economic inequalities for over 60 years. In this episode, Corey and Steve talk with Chancee Martorell, the founder and executive director of Los Angeles’ Thai Community Development Center. Chancee oversees a wide range of initiatives, including human rights advocacy, affordable housing, healthcare access, small business promotion, social enterprises and neighborhood empowerment. Together, they discuss the story of Thai Town and some of the challenges and opportunities for LA’s Thai community.
The Psychological Moment with Chris Herbert
In this episode, we look at the intersection of several topics in housing today — generational change, housing preference change, lifestyle and livelihood change, as well as racial inequities. To help us pull all of these themes together, we welcome back Chris Herbert, managing director at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in the Department of Urban Planning and Design, and a member of the Freddie Mac board.
Mobility and Opportunity with David Williams
How can we use big data to improve upward mobility in America? In this episode, Steve and Corey talk with David Williams, Director of Policy Outreach at Opportunity Insights – a research and public policy lab based at Harvard University that is dedicated to identifying economic and social mobility opportunities. Together they discuss recent initiatives that help identify barriers to economic opportunity and empower people to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes.
Demystifying Real Estate with Cedric Bobo
Real estate is a pervasive sector, yet many high-school students can’t see a pathway to ownership and investing. In this episode, Steve and Corey talk with Cedric Bobo, CEO and Co-Founder of Project Destined – a real estate focused social impact vehicle that trains urban youth to be real estate owners and stakeholders. Together they discuss wealth building, education, property management and other skills that can have a profound community impact.
Do-It-Yourself Landlords with Ryan Coon
Half of the rental units in our country are outside of the institutional space, and these individual landlords have historically had limited access to tools and resources to manage their rental properties. In this episode, our hosts are joined by Ryan Coon, Co-Founder and CEO of Avail, an online platform for small, independent landlords and their tenants. Listen in as he shares what this universe of rentals looks like and how owners and renters are feeling the impacts of the pandemic.