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Multifamily Wire

Stay up-to-date on all the new and exciting events happening at Fannie Mae!

Leveraging Sponsor-Initiated Affordability (SIA) in Multifamily Affordable Housing

Finding creative solutions to increase affordability is a driving force behind our work in Multifamily. Last year we launched Sponsor-Initiated Affordability, a product that provides better pricing and underwriting flexibility when borrowers set aside a minimum of 20% of a property’s units that are rent restricted and occupied by households at or below 80% of area median income (AMI) for the life of the loan.

Rob Levin

Expanding Tenant Site Lease Protections to Better Serve Renters

Manufactured Housing Communities (MHCs) are an important source of affordable housing, especially in rural areas, and Fannie Mae is committed to expanding and strengthening tenant protections in the MHCs that we finance.

Jeffrey Ketron

Production Volumes Press Release for 2021

Today, we announced our 2021 production volume of nearly $70 billion along with a record $9.6 billion of production in Multifamily Affordable Housing.

Rob Levin

2022 Green Building Certification Review

Happy New Year! As you’ve probably heard, we ended last year on a real high note – we’ve now issued more than $100 billion in Multifamily Green MBS! Our 2021 green production was $13.5 billion, slightly higher than our 2020 green production.

Karyn Sper

Looking Ahead to 2022

I love the beginning of the year when everything and anything seems possible. Of course, as we’ve all learned over nearly two years of the pandemic, sometimes “anything” can really come out of left field and change the whole game. And so here we are, on the precipice of another new year, with another new variant making headlines.

Michele Evans

Celebrating our Accomplishments Together

As we look back on 2021, I want to celebrate our accomplishments together and thank you for your partnership. 2021 has been another strong year.

Angela Kelcher

Introducing DUS Inspect – Property Inspections in the Palm of Your Hand

Today, I’m thrilled to announce the release of DUS InspectTM, a powerful tool for managing property inspections. Asset management is integral to risk management, and property inspections are key to that process.

Nancy Atwell

Fannie Mae Multifamily Green Bonds Hit $100 B

Fannie Mae has been a pioneer in Multifamily Green Financing for more than a decade, creating new mortgage financing products and securities with positive environmental, social, and financial impact to meet the needs of property owners and green bond investors. We are thrilled to announce that we have reached a new milestone - $100 billion of multifamily green bonds issued!

Karyn Sper

Woody Brewer | Rent Roll Digitizer Is Here! Next Steps for You and Your Borrowers

Our Rent Roll Digitizer® product has been in beta since July, and we are now ready to make it available to the entire DUS® network.

Looking forward to a sunny 2022: Spotlight on the FHFA Scorecard and solar

The hottest news in Green these days is the inclusion of Green Financing in the 2022 FHFA Scorecard Appendix A. Green Mortgage Loans will be classified as partially or wholly mission-driven business when there is at least 20% affordability at 60% of area median income (AMI) or below.

Karyn Sper

Structured Transactions Wire

After 26 years and a $50 billion book of business as of September 2021, our multifamily Structured Transactions products remain one of the most competitive portfolio management tools in the market, and it’s no surprise with the level of flexibility they offer.

Cassie Ford -  Multifamily Customer Engagement - Director

Fannie Mae Multifamily Reports Q3 2021 Financial Results

Today, we released our third quarter 2021 financial results and filed our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 with the SEC. Below are some highlights from our filing.

Michele Evans

FHFA Releases 2022 Multifamily Volume Cap

Today, FHFA announced the multifamily loan acquisition volume caps for the GSEs in 2022. Each Enterprise can acquire up to $78 billion in multifamily loans for the year, an increase from the $70 billion cap in place for 2021.

Michele Evans

Forbearance Update

Thank you for your on-going partnership as we adapt to the changing environment in meeting the needs of the market through the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to make necessary adjustments and to provide you with the information needed in these changing market conditions.

Charles Ostroff

Keeping up the Momentum as Summer Comes to an End

It’s hard to believe that summer will soon come to an end. It’s been a busy year and with your partnership, we will end the year strong.

Angela Kelcher