A Proposed Methodology for Single-Family Social Disclosure

August 17, 2022

Fannie Mae's mission is to facilitate equitable and sustainable access to homeownership and quality affordable rental housing across America. As a leading source of mortgage financing in the United States at the forefront of affordable housing, we purchase mortgages from lenders and help facilitate the flow of capital into the housing market by issuing and guaranteeing mortgage-related securities that are purchased by investors across the globe.

As socially conscious investors have expressed an increased interest to allocate capital in support of affordable housing and to provide access to credit for underserved individuals, they seek additional information to guide their investment decisions.

Our recent Perspectives document by Laurel Davis, Devang Doshi, and Nick Sapirie introduces a proposed methodology for single-family social disclosure that aims to provide investors with insights into socially oriented lending activities. We encourage market feedback to refine the methodology's design.

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