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Opening doors to affordable housing

From enabling access to affordable housing and supporting community development to promoting employee well-being, Fannie Mae drives social and economic progress through valuable partnerships, innovative solutions, first-in-class programs, and sustainable business practices.


Multifamily Affordable Housing

We are working hard to solve some of the toughest challenges facing affordable housing today. Our Multifamily affordable debt and equity businesses act as reliable sources of capital in financing affordable rental housing for low- and very low-income individuals and families across the country.

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Multifamily Seniors Housing

Seniors housing options are critical for our country’s aging population. Whether independent living, assisted living, or Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, our Seniors Housing team is there to help borrowers creatively structure loans to provide seniors housing solutions.

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Multifamily Student Housing

The student housing industry is vital to higher education, which is why we provide mortgage financing options to apartment buildings principally serving undergraduate and graduate students.

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Sustainable Communities

Through our Sustainable Communities initiative, we are working to find innovative solutions to the affordable housing crisis. By developing partnerships in different sectors of the communities we serve, we are pioneering forward-thinking ways to responsibly increase access to credit, enhance housing supply, and reduce overall housing costs.

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Manufactured Housing

In June 2018, Fannie Mae announced MH Advantage®, a new homeownership option that pairs affordable financing with specially designated manufactured housing sharing characteristics of typical site-built homes.

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Single-Family Community Seconds

Providing opportunities for populations with limited income, Community Seconds® enables a subordinate mortgage loan financed by a federal, state, or local government agency, a nonprofit entity, or certain other community organizations, to be used in conjunction with the first mortgage loan purchased by Fannie Mae.

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HFA Preferred

Fannie Mae recognized the need for a product that would enable borrowers with limited funds for down payment and closing costs, and who need flexibility on credit and income sources. HFA Preferred™ is a product that addresses all of these issues, expanding access to affordable housing across the U.S.

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Disaster Response Network

We’re focused on providing support and assistance to impacted families and communities when disaster strikes. Through our comprehensive relief options and Disaster Response Network™, we ensure that homeowners with a Fannie Mae-owned loan will receive mortgage relief benefits designed to assist with claims and help speed recovery.

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By the numbers:

Duty to Serve Program

Fannie Mae’s Duty to Serve initiative seeks to deliver affordable housing in even the most challenging markets – rural housing, manufactured housing, and preservation of existing affordable housing.

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Annual Housing Activities Report and Annual Mortgage Report

Our Annual Housing Activities and Annual Mortgage reports reflect our housing activities for the year, with a focus on our annual performance in relation to our housing goals.

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HomeReady

With our HomeReady® program, we help lenders make loans available to buyers with down payments starting at 3%.

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Homeownership Education and Counseling

In addition to several other partnerships and programs, in 2018, Fannie Mae supported the Housing Partnership Network in developing and introducing Launchpad®, a new technology platform designed to enable housing counselors to better serve the needs of prospective and existing homeowners and renters across the U.S.

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Employee Benefits and Professional Development

At Fannie Mae, we offer our employees a comprehensive set of benefits ranging from commuting and wellness to competitive 401K matching and volunteering opportunities. When it comes to professional growth, we provide valuable resources like online training courses and college tuition assistance.

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Diversity of Borrowers

At Fannie Mae, we are committed to serving today’s diverse market of borrowers by offering mortgage plans that cater to buyers of many income levels. Our HomeReady Mortgage program allows us to increase diversity of borrowers through low down-payment options available to first-time and repeat buyers.

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Diversity of Suppliers

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion reaches far beyond our office walls. Diverse suppliers, including firms owned by women, minorities, and disabled persons, are a key component to our business model, evidenced by our strong relationships and strategic partnerships.

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Diversity of Financial Transaction Partners

Fannie Mae’s ACCESS® Program seeks to ensure we are expanding our business model to include diverse securities dealers with the aim of providing more investors access to Fannie Mae's offerings. ACCESS member firms help Fannie Mae find new sources of funding while helping us maintain our commitment to underserved populations.

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Future Housing Leaders

To inspire talent from all backgrounds to pursue rewarding careers in housing, we’ve partnered with Future Housing Leaders, a program that gives college students access to top employers and opportunities within the fields of finance, real estate, FinTech, and building and construction.

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CEO Action Pledge

We’ve joined with prominent members of the business community to be a part of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace for millions of employees, communities, and society at large.

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Employee Resource Groups

Through programs like our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), we nurture an inclusive culture that enables employees to bring their authentic and whole selves to work. Our ERGs are employee-led groups designed to provide our diverse workforce a forum in which they can connect, learn, develop, and serve.

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Diversity and Inclusion

As a leader in diversity and inclusion, we realize the intrinsic value of bringing together unique perspectives and distinct experiences that reflect the communities we serve and foster an environment where our employees feel valued and engaged.

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HomeFree USA

Part of our continuing effort to promote diversity and inclusion is our partnership with HomeFree-USA, designed to empower homebuyers and homeowners with the knowledge and resources they need to make smart financial decisions when it comes to obtaining a mortgage.

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NeighborWorks America

In order to help low-income families gain access to affordable housing in thriving and diverse communities, we have partnered with NeighborWorks® America to assist individuals and families in achieving a sense of stability through the purchase of affordable homes.

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American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC)

As a member of the American Mortgage Diversity Council, we are constantly striving to bring diversity and inclusion to the forefront of our industry, ensuring that everyone is allowed equal opportunities within the workplace.

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Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

As an advocate for effective and resilient capital markets, Fannie Mae has partnered with SIFMA, the leading trade association for broker-dealers, investment banks, and asset managers, to help promote fair and orderly markets, informed regulatory compliance, and efficient market operations and resiliency.

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Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC)

In our efforts to lead the way in diversity and inclusion, we have become a corporate sponsor of top organizations such as the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), a global leadership team of IT professionals seeking to inspire premier Hispanic technology executives to develop the next generation of leaders.

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Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)

We have partnered with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to aid in building a more open and inclusive legal profession through actionable programs designed to attract, inspire, and nurture a more diverse generation of attorneys.

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Appraiser Diversity Pipeline

Working together with the National Urban League and Altisource, we have launched the Appraiser Diversity Pipeline initiative, designed to transform the field of real estate appraisers by attracting a workforce more representative of the consumers the industry serves.

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Fannie Mae Code of Conduct

We recognize that the work we do touches communities and families across America, and we’re dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of conduct in everything we do.

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Equal Opportunity Statement & Anti-Retaliation

Fannie Mae is dedicated to equal employment opportunity and equal contracting opportunity. Our unwavering commitment to these principles is intended to promote diversity and ensure the inclusion of minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities in every aspect of our business.

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Committed to Community

For over 75 years, Fannie Mae has been giving back to America’s communities and working with nonprofit partners through our Serving, Engaged, and Ready to Volunteer Employees (SERVE™) initiative. Whether volunteering or donating to a cause, thousands of Fannie Mae employees join in our commitment to SERVE each year.

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