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.
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.