New Housing-Health Funding Opportunity by FannieMae and Center for Active Design

WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) announced today its Healthy Housing Rewards™ initiative aimed at providing a financial incentive for borrowers who incorporate healthy design features for newly constructed or rehabilitated affordable multifamily rental properties. Healthy Housing Rewards is one of several partnerships that Fannie Mae is advancing as part of a corporate-wide effort called Sustainable Communities Partnerships and Innovation.

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May 25, 2017
Financial Incentive Offered to Multifamily Borrowers Incorporating Healthy Design Features in Affordable Housing
New Community | Apr 19, 2017


A community dedicated to connecting state Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations (MCOs), and community-based Medicaid agencies with housing partners and residents to improve life outcomes.

Senate Approves Carson for HUD Secretary

On March 2, 2017 the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by a 58 to 41 vote. Dr. Carson’s confirmation followed a relatively non-controversial nomination hearing in January and a straight-forward procedural vote in late February that advanced his nomination to the Senate floor.

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Mar 2, 2017
Dr. Ben Carson becomes HUD Secretary with 58 to 41 vote in the Senate
New Community | Oct 25, 2016

Healthy Homes

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in building upon HUD’s Healthy Homes Program, as well as the idea of a holistically healthy home in general. The Healthy Homes Program addresses multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by assessing and abating housing-related health and safety hazards. The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that housing, health, and environmental systems are interconnected, and it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives.