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Lincoln Land Institute Report on Duties to Serve

In recent years, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been required to expand access to affordable housing finance for low- and moderate-income households through the Duty to Serve Program (DTS) that commenced in 2018. The purpose of this paper is to assess progress and to inform external stakeholders; the Enterprises; their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA); and the Biden Administration on what has worked and what has not worked in the program’s initial three-year planning cycle.

First Principles of Impact for the Multifamily Industry Chapter 1: Affordability

As impact investing and Environmental, Social and Governance principles begin to take root in the multifamily industry, more and more business leaders are looking for guidance on how to build sustainable impact frameworks within their own companies.

While each organization is unique in the value it creates, there are some key “first principles” that all organizations should adhere to in order to raise the standard of impact and ensure the industry is prepared to withstand the additional scrutiny that is sure to come from investors and the public sector.