Supporting Native American homeownership
In 1996, Fannie Mae established the Native American Conventional Lending Initiative (NACLI), which, for the first time in history, made it possible for lenders to offer conventional loans on tribal lands. Since then, we have proudly continued our work to create more homeownership opportunities for this historically underserved population.
Today, Native American lending is a cornerstone of our Duty to Serve plan. With the support of HUD-184 mortgages, we uphold this effort by partnering with and creating new relationships with tribal nations, and by supporting homeownership education in Native communities.
Throughout Oweesta’s 25-year history, Fannie Mae has always shown a great dedication to supporting Native communities.
How we’re making a difference
In partnership with the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) and NeighborWorks America, we worked to develop a curriculum to support homeowners through training housing counselors that support Native American homeownership.
Key educational initiatives
We helped the NAIHC update their Pathways Home: A Native Homeownership Guide, a curriculum around the unique journey to homeownership on tribal lands. The course serves both consumers and homebuyer educators.