For the purposes of The Challenge, we are defining health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being founded in access to healthcare, healthy living options and a social connection to others within a community.
Thank you for your interest in the Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge. The submission window for Phase 2 closed on November 1st at 5:00pm Pacific Time, and we are no longer accepting submissions. Fannie Mae is currently reviewing submissions and will be in contact with eligible applicants as needed. Please visit The Challenge website for updates and to learn what’s next.
Fannie Mae needs your help to create greater access to affordable housing within sustainable communities while providing residents with greater opportunities for health and wellness.
In underserved communities, affordable housing and health outcomes are inextricably linked, but are nearly always addressed separately. What if we instead reimagine quality affordable housing as the prescription for a healthy life and the future of sustainable communities across the nation? Fannie Mae invites you to help contribute to this vision of a healthier future, starting with affordable homes in underserved communities.
Through The Challenge: Healthy Affordable Housing, Fannie Mae seeks ideas that respond to one or more of the following statements:
Submit your innovative ideas. We’ll identify the best innovations and support awardees to advance their winning ideas in the areas of research, planning, and idea development and marketing.
If you’d like to contribute to the vision of a healthier future, please register to submit your idea by entering your email address and password below. The deadline to submit ideas is November 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Fannie Mae is accepting one idea submission per applicant.
To learn more about The Challenge and three innovative ideas recently selected to advance innovation at the intersection of affordable housing and workforce development, visit www.fanniemae.com/thechallenge/.