Advancing affordability through research
Research is a vital element of our Duty to Serve initiative. Powerful data collection and analysis provide valuable insights as we tackle affordability challenges in manufactured housing, affordable housing preservation, and rural housing. Broader understanding leads to more effective solutions — and we’re helping lead the way in both.
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How homebuyers and homeowners may make their homes more energy efficient
Learn how lenders and real estate professionals can help their customers address home energy and water costs through energy efficiency improvements.
Innovations in Manufactured Housing
Read about alternative ownership models and available financing options for consumers living in manufactured housing communities.View the report
Manufactured Housing Construction Guide
MH subdivisions are a potential solution for affordable housing supply challenges. Learn how communities across the country are taking advantage of this opportunity.Download guide
An analysis of six strategies to stabilize neighborhoods
This report examines policy interventions used to stabilize or revitalize housing markets in low- and middle-income neighborhoods.Read the report
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Progress in border communities
Located along the U.S. border with Mexico, colonias communities lack a universal definition, which hinders investment. Research from Fannie Mae and the Housing Assistance Council addresses this challenge.