Fannie Mae Provides Timing for New Single-Family Social Disclosures

November 4, 2022

In August 2022, Fannie Mae introduced a proposed methodology for single-family social disclosure that aims to provide investors with insights into socially oriented lending activities. Following generally supportive feedback from the market, Fannie Mae, in conjunction with Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), announced plans to begin publishing the pool-level Social Index disclosures for its Single-Family mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The attributes are at-issuance measures and will not be updated monthly.

Fannie Mae plans to release a historical file the week of November 14, 2022, to provide the Social Criteria Share (SCS) and Social Density Score (SDS) for all active and inactive MBS pools issued since January 2010.

We also intend to begin publishing the Social Index attributes for new Single-Family MBS issuances on December 2, 2022. Please refer to the file format specifications and sample file for details. The files will be made available in the Data Files and Reports section of PoolTalk®.

For questions, please contact the Fannie Mae Investor Help Line at 1-800-232-6643 or by email.