Access to affordable housing in America continues to be a challenge for many people.

That’s why Fannie Mae launched the Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge (The Challenge). This open competition generated innovative ideas that will help us address the affordable housing crisis in America and further support our broad mission to create housing opportunities that are safe, sustainable, and affordable, while managing risk to protect lenders, homeowners, and taxpayers.

Specifically, The Challenge is a $10 million commitment by Fannie Mae to generate affordable housing solutions that will help Fannie Mae address the nation’s affordable housing issues by advancing sustainable communities–those providing residents integrated opportunities for employment, health and wellness, and education.

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The Challenge:

Affordable Housing, Education, and Economic Mobility

Fannie Mae congratulates the contract awardees in Phase Three of The Challenge!

The five big ideas selected address housing challenges at the intersection of affordable housing, education, and economic mobility.

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Meet All of the Contract Awardees from The Challenge