Creating opportunities in rural markets
To meet the unique needs of rural markets, we’re working with local and regional stakeholders to ensure that housing opportunities, financing products, and secondary market support operate in tandem. Together, we’re creating better options for homeowners and renters alike.
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A nationwide commitment
Because rural markets aren’t one-size-fits-all, we engage on a local level and work to address issues in areas as diverse as Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta, the U.S.-Mexico border region, those serving Native American populations, and areas of persistent poverty.
What’s new in rural housing
Defining Colonias Investment Areas
Insights gained from our research are leading to greater understanding of the colonias region and opportunities for additional industry investment.Explore the research
Single-family rural housing
We’re serving Native American communities
We’re helping provide enhanced mortgage products, agreements for financing on tribal lands, and educational materials nationwide.
Our efforts in rural housing expand access to financing
We’re increasing loan purchases in high-needs rural regions, including purchases from small financial institutions.
Stakeholder engagement helps us succeed
Lenders, nonprofits, and government entities are among our strong network of rural housing stakeholders.
Multifamily rural housing
We’re reaching underserved markets and populations
Our multifamily loan purchases target high-needs rural regions — Middle Appalachia, the Lower Mississippi Delta, and persistent poverty counties in rural areas.
Our tax credit investments help make affordable housing possible
We invest in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties in high-needs rural regions and Native American and farmworker communities.
*Totals reflect 2018-2021. Data represents Fannie Mae’s determination of qualifying Duty to Serve activities, and are subject to restatement or revision based on FHFA review. Fannie Mae’s 2021 results have not been validated.