The STRENGTH MATTERS® initiative
encompasses four strategically linked objectives designed to support the growth, sustainability, and impact of the affordable
housing industry. These objectives were identified through a series of meetings which convened CEOs, CFOs, lenders and capital
markets investors to gain a high-level perspective on the characteristics of the strength and barriers to growth for housing
The observations and learnings from these meetings were further informed by the work of a small group of high performing
nonprofit developers under the auspices of the Fannie Mae Foundation Alliance.
The four objectives of the initiative are listed below
and working groups are implementing projects to accomplish the objectives: