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Duty to Serve

Through key programs designed to support America’s overlooked and underserved communities, Freddie Mac is bringing much-needed relief to areas that need it most.

Duty to Serve

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

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.

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

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    In 2019, we substantially increased our LIHTC equity in Duty to Serve areas with more than $111.9 million in investments in these communities.

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Help Where it’s Needed

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.

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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.

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    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.

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