In response to a growing need for capital in the workforce and affordable housing sectors, Freddie Mac has launched new workforce mezzanine and targeted affordable mezzanine loans that can be originated concurrently with another Freddie Mac loan. Borrowers receive preferred financing terms, including 90% leverage and debt service coverage ratio as low as 1.05%, in exchange for agreeing to limit rent increases on 80% of their projects’ units. Hunt Real Estate Capital Directors Suzie Cope and Kevin Deegan discussed these new offerings with Bisnow and how they can create new financial incentives for borrowers.