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JANUARY 4, 2023

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SPONSORED: Amherst – Supporting housing stability through long-term capital commitment

by Jennifer Babcock

The pandemic forced progress in housing affordability and support for residents in a variety of housing situations. In an interview published alongside the January issue of Institutional Real Estate Americas, Genger Charles, head of external affairs and impact strategies, and Jessica Thorsheim, head of real estate management, single-family rentals (SFR), both of Amherst, tell the story of the firm’s response to its tenants during the pandemic and the changes made as a result, going forward. “We are seeking to provide growing families with the choice of a high-quality home in communities of opportunity they likely would not be able to access otherwise. Most of our residents are unable to qualify for a mortgage, especially in today’s rising interest-rate environment, where home affordability is even more out of reach,” says Thorsheim. “We deliver housing as a solution through the preservation of existing and often dilapidated single-family homes that are past their

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