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Meeting the Challenges of 2020

In 2020, our nation felt the devastating impact of a global health pandemic. Seemingly overnight, homes became offices, schools, daycares, and more. As COVID-19 case numbers rose and businesses shut down, millions endured job losses, income reduction, illness, and other consequences of the pandemic. Unemployment rates reached record highs, and homeowners and renters struggled to make timely mortgage and rent payments. The pandemic brought into sharp focus the health, economic, and civil rights disparities exacerbated by systemic racism, creating a pivotal turning point in our country’s racial reckoning, reflection, and action. More than ever, people needed access to safe, decent, affordable housing.

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As required by Fannie Mae’s Charter Act and implementing regulations, the company submits its Annual Housing Activities Report (“AHAR”) and Annual Mortgage Report (“AMR”).

The AHAR and AMR reflect housing activities undertaken by Fannie Mae and the company’s performance against our housing goals established by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”).

The AHAR and AMR include data tables that provide information about each goal and our performance under each goal and subgoal. Included in the tables are dollar volumes, number of mortgages and number of units related to owner occupied and rental properties financed by Fannie Mae’s mortgage purchases.

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2020 by the Numbers

 Affordable housing  Consumer education  Relief response  Supporting the market  Racial equity

* Housing Goals qualifying mortgages.