In her pioneering new role Pam Perry focuses on increasing Freddie Mac’s thought leadership and impact to eradicate disparities in homeownership and expand wealth for Black American families, while creating solutions for communities of color more broadly. While Perry may be new to her role as the first Single-Family vice president of equitable housing, she’s a nine-year veteran of Freddie Mac. Leaning heavily on her background as a fair lending lawyer and housing advocate, Perry has built a team of professionals to travel on this journey of innovation to set the company’s racial equity strategy for the next several years.
She is finding opportunities to maximize the numerous untapped opportunities for Black homeownership, while also serving as an integrative and collaborative connector within the organization and industry to investigate potential appraisal gaps and then drive solutions to mitigate them. In the last year, Perry has helped launch Freddie Mac’s campaign, “#WhyRefi”, which provides market insight and executive perspectives for housing professionals and refinance worksheets, tools and education for homeowners. Perry is also currently working to raise awareness about the national severe housing shortage and how that along with disparate access to credit and the consistent devaluation of homes in Black neighborhoods, combine to constrict the ability of Black Americans to accumulate wealth through homeownership.
VP, Equitable Housing, Single-Family Business