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.
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.
About Duty to Serve
Help Where it’s Needed
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.
Supporting financing with CHOICERenovation® for renovations and repairs to help make homes affordable, safe, and tailored to the household’s evolving needs.
Help Where it’s Needed
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.
More Affordable Financing
Expanding homeownership opportunities with financing for manufactured homes, including CHOICEHome®, which has many features of a site-built home.
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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