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    Duty to Serve

    Duty to Serve

    Tackling the nation’s most persistent housing challenges.

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    Our Mission

    Doing More for Affordable Housing

    We're proud to lead the industry in developing innovative solutions for rural housing, manufactured housing, and affordable housing preservation that will benefit the nation for generations to come.

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    Help Where it's Needed

    Supporting Rural Housing

    Rural areas are home to about one-quarter of the nation’s population, but suffer disproportionately from substandard infrastructure, lack of affordable housing options, and higher-than-average poverty rates.

    We’re working to expand affordable housing options for more households across the rural landscape.

    Cost-Effective Renovations

    Supporting financing with CHOICERenovation? for renovations and repairs to help make homes affordable, safe, and tailored to the household’s evolving needs.

    LIHTC Equity

    Expanding our investments in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit equity market to help create and preserve more affordable rental housing in 22 states, Puerto Rico and Guam.

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      We invested $134 million in LIHTC equity in rural markets, up from $73 million in 2018.

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      In 2019, we provided more than $1.7 billion to finance more than 14,000 single-family homes – most in high-needs rural regions. rural areas.

    Affordable Homes

    Supporting Manufactured Housing

    Today’s manufactured homes are comparable in quality to site-built homes and cost up to 50 percent less per square foot, providing a meaningful affordable housing alternative for many families.

    We’re developing innovative approaches to better support manufactured housing options.

    More Affordable Financing

    Expanding homeownership opportunities with financing for manufactured homes, including CHOICEHome?, which has many features of a site-built home.

    Resident-Owned Communities

    Doing more to finance and support resident-owned manufactured housing communities across the U.S.

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      In 2019, we provided $519 million to finance almost 4,400 manufactured homes – 22% more homes than in 2018.

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      We deployed $88 million to support tenant protections across 1,387 leases in Manufactured Housing Communities.

    Keeping it Together

    Supporting Affordable Housing Preservation

    Preserving the nation’s existing affordable housing stock is critical for keeping safe, decent homes within reach for moderate- and low-income families.

    We’re focusing on preserving affordable housing to foster strong, stable communities.

    Energy-Efficiency Financing

    Offering GreenCHOICE Mortgages? to make it easier to finance energy-efficiency improvements when buying or refinancing a home.

    Rental Housing Financing

    Preserving affordable rental housing across the nation in communities like Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    • Duty to Serve Facts

      In 2019, we provided $10.1 billion to support multifamily affordable housing preservation, including over $800 million in liquidity in support of small balance loans.

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      We’re helping to keep homes affordable in high-cost areas over the long term with our Community Land Trust Mortgage and other options for financing shared equity homeownership opportunities.

    Making a Positive Difference Together

    We’re engaging with the industry, community organizations, all levels of government, and other dedicated organizations to take action. #DutyToServe

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