Fannie Mae wants to join forces with you to create greater access to stable, affordable housing within sustainable communities using housing as a lever to improve education outcomes and economic mobility for low-income households.
When families live in stable and affordable homes in a sustainable community, they have greater opportunities to prosper in other aspects of life, including education and economic advancement. For the third phase of the Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge (“The Challenge”), we are seeking comprehensive solutions, including mature ideas and proven models that are ready to scale, which expand access to quality affordable housing for underserved and low-income people while catalyzing opportunities in education and forging pathways to economic mobility.
How might we prepare a workforce that is ready to participate in job opportunities that drive technological innovation in the housing industry?
How might large employers or anchor institutions partner with the housing industry to ensure every resident in a community has a path to safe, quality, affordable housing?
How might we use housing to increase the availability of and access to high-quality early childhood care and education that meets the needs of families in underserved areas?
How might housing and education entities from the public, private, or nonprofit sectors partner to provide stable home and school experiences for very low-income students?
If you’d like to help Fannie Mae improve education opportunity and economic advancement through housing, please register to submit your idea by entering your email address and password below. The deadline to submit ideas is May 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
Fannie Mae is accepting one idea submission per applicant.