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Community TrailBlazers

79 EpisodesProduced by Nan McKayWebsite

Housing and community development's evolvement rests on the shoulders of women and men who have played a strong role in developing affordable housing and communities throughout the country. Their stories provide a human historical perspective on our cities and the housing within our cities.

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Ep. 11-Ann Schnare: Freddie Mac, Credit Ratings and Segregation

Ann Schnare is an expert in housing and mortgage finance, with 20 years as president of her own consulting firm. With a Harvard Ph.D in economics, she built a strong career in many sectors of the housing industry, including a senior VP role with Freddie Mac.

In her consulting and academic work she studied how discrimination led to the many structural issues in today’s housing market. Schnare also digs into how these challenges impact today’s market, where jobs are clustering in many cities that now face housing crises. Discrimination, income inequality, and automation are among the serious structural challenges that today’s leaders must tackle.

SHOP for her books on TrailBlazersImpact.com. 

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