Perspectives

Small Balance Loan Originations in Rural and High-Needs Areas

January 23, 2020

Nuno Mota

by Nuno Mota
Economist, Economic & Strategic Research Group

Fannie Mae is dedicated to supporting homeownership in some of the country's toughest markets, including rural markets that face unique challenges. In our most recent white paper, focused on rural and high-needs rural areas identified in the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Duty to Serve rule, we highlight the key role these areas play in the origination of small balance loans.
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Cultivating Partnerships to Produce Positive, Lasting Neighborhood Change

January 15, 2020

Maria Evans and Carol Naughton

by Maria Evans and Carol Naughton
Fannie Mae, Purpose Built Communities

Last October, 10 problem solvers from across the country came to Washington, DC, to share their proposals to address some of their communities' toughest housing challenges. They were all semi-finalists in Phase Three of the Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge (The Challenge) and had come to pitch their innovative ideas connecting affordable housing with education and economic mobility.
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Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution

November 18, 2019

Jeffery Hayward

by Jeffery Hayward
Executive Vice President, Multifamily
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Shining a Light on Land Use Regulation and Policies Across the U.S.

October 29, 2019

Michael LaCour-Little

by Michael LaCour-Little
Director of Economics
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Lenders Share Experiences with Front-End and Back-End Digital Transformation Investment

October 16, 2019

Kimberly Johnson

by Kimberly Johnson
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
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