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 strength and barriers
to growth for CDRIs.
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: