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May 21, 2019

$10 Million Fannie Mae Innovation Challenge Selects Five Proposals to Address Affordable Housing and Health

Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) today announced the selection of five innovative ideas to receive contract awards under the Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge: Healthy Affordable Housing. The Challenge is an open competition seeking innovative ideas that aim to bring affordability and stability to underserved areas and help ensure residents have access to healthy, quality affordable, safe places to call home.

May 1, 2019

Fannie Mae Reports Net Income of $2.4 Billion and Comprehensive Income of $2.4 Billion for First Quarter 2019

Fannie Mae’s solid first quarter financial results demonstrate the strength of our business model, our risk management capabilities, and our customer focus.

April 24, 2019

New Poll Finds Half of Americans Cannot Afford to Live Near Better Schools and Childcare

In a recent poll, 46% of American adults said they would prefer to live in a community with access to better schools and/or childcare, but cannot afford to do so; while 58% say communities with better job opportunities are too expensive for them to live in.

April 18, 2019

EPA Honors Fannie Mae with Fifth Consecutive ENERGY STAR Award

Fannie Mae® (FNMA/OTCQB) is proud to announce that it received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). An ENERGY STAR partner since 2011, Fannie Mae Multifamily received the ENERGY STAR Award for its outstanding contributions to increasing the adoption of energy-efficiency improvements in multifamily housing.

April 11, 2019

Fannie Mae Prices a $820.9 Million Multifamily DUS REMIC (FNA 2019-M5) Under Its GeMS Program

Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) priced its fourth Multifamily DUS® REMIC in 2019 totaling $820.9 million under its Fannie Mae Guaranteed Multifamily Structures (Fannie Mae GeMS™) program on April 9, 2019.

March 27, 2019

Fannie Mae Completes Multi-Tranche Credit Insurance Risk Transfer Transaction on over $11 Billion of Multifamily Loans

Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) announced that it has completed a multi-tranche Credit Insurance Risk Transfer™ (CIRT™ ) transaction covering a pool of approximately $11.7 billion of existing multifamily loans in the company's portfolio. This new transaction, MCIRT 2019-01, is the fifth CIRT transaction as part of Fannie Mae's ongoing effort to increase the role of private capital in the multifamily mortgage market and mitigate risk for U.S. taxpayers.

March 27, 2019

Fannie Mae Announces Hugh R. Frater as Chief Executive Officer

Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB), the largest provider of liquidity to the U.S. housing market, today announced that it has appointed Hugh R. Frater as Chief Executive Officer effective March 26. As CEO, Frater will set the overall enterprise vision and strategic direction of the company. In addition to his role as CEO, Frater remains on the Board of Directors. Frater previously served as Interim CEO.

March 22, 2019

Fannie Mae Prices a $718.5 Million Multifamily DUS REMIC (FNA 2019-M4) Under Its GeMS Program

Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) priced its third Multifamily DUS® REMIC in 2019 totaling $718.5 million under its Fannie Mae Guaranteed Multifamily Structures (Fannie Mae GeMS™) program on March 21, 2019.

March 14, 2019

Fannie Mae takes the lead on making U.S. homes more energy efficient

Fannie Mae is trying to take the lead on making U.S. homes more energy efficient. The government-controlled mortgage giant is now the largest issuer of green bonds in the world. Fannie Mae Vice President, Chrissa Pagitsas, joins Adam Shapiro and Julie Hyman with details.

March 12, 2019

Green Buildings Saved Renters $72M, Fannie Mae Says

The government-controlled mortgage giant recently published the first results from an eight-year-old program that encourages landlords to make energy improvements, for the sake of both the planet and renters’ finances. On average, renters saved about $145 per year. Across 200,000 buildings, landlords saved $33 million on utility costs.

March 7, 2019

Fannie Mae: Investing in green bonds pays off

Fannie Mae’s efforts towards making housing more sustainable and affordable has paid off, as reduced water and energy consumption were projected to cut 10% from annual utility expenses, according to Fannie’s new Multifamily Green Bond Impact Report.

March 6, 2019

Multifamily Green Bond Impact Report Highlights Financial, Social, and Environmental Benefits of Fannie Mae Loan Programs

Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) today published its first Multifamily Green Bond Impact Report providing metrics on the projected financial, social, and environmental benefits from Fannie Mae Green Bonds for U.S. housing. From 2012 through year-end 2018, Fannie Mae issued $51.7 billion in Green mortgage backed securities and $6.1 billion in Green structured securities, making it the largest green bond issuer in the world in 2017 and 2018.

February 20, 2019

Fannie Mae Prices a $912.7 Million Multifamily DUS REMIC (FNA 2019-M2) Under Its GeMS Program

The M2 introduced a new GeMS structure to the market with the creation of the A3 tranche,” said Dan Dresser, Vice President, Multifamily Capital Markets, Trading & Credit Pricing. “This structure demonstrates the flexibility of the GeMS program to respond to reverse inquiry, while also keeping the program's workhorse product – the A2 – available to investors.

February 4, 2019

Fannie Mae Increases Small Loan Limit for the Multifamily Market

Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) announced today that it will increase the loan limit of small mortgage loans to $6 million from $3 million or less nationwide and $5 million or less in high-cost markets. The increase bolsters Fannie Mae’s ongoing efforts to ensure an adequate supply of affordable housing for working families.

January 24, 2019

Fannie Mae Multifamily Closes 2018 with Volume of More than $65 Billion

Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) provided more than $65 billion in financing to support the multifamily market in 2018 with its Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS®) program. Fannie Mae continued to serve as a key source of liquidity by attracting a diverse investor base to purchase our DUS Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS), while building a profitable and sustainable book of business.

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