Fannie Mae Financing of Housing in Indian Country on Pace to Eclipse Record $81 Million Financed Last Year.
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 17, 2002
Company Announces Internal Native American Business Council to
Simplify Lending on Trust Lands
Fannie Mae Fannie Mae: see Federal National Mortgage Association. (NYSE NYSE
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This activity exceeds the pace of investment that led to Fannie Mae's record $81 million in investments in 2001, which supported over 950 families on reservations or tribal land. Today's announcement was made during the 28th Annual Convention of the National American Indian American Indian
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Any member of the various aboriginal peoples of the Western Hemisphere, with the exception of the Eskimos (Inuit) and the Aleuts. Housing Council (NAIHC NAIHC National American Indian Housing Council
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In addition, Fannie Mae announced the formation of an internal Native American Business Council, comprised of 20 staffers from across the organization, that will support the company's efforts to simplify lending on trust lands. Bob Simpson, director of Fannie Mae's South Dakota South Dakota (dəkō`tə), state in the N central United States. It is bordered by North Dakota (N), Minnesota and Iowa (E), Nebraska (S), and Wyoming and Montana (W). Partnership Office, will chair the Council.
During the first five months of 2002, Fannie Mae's financings have involved lending on tribal land for 48 tribes in 18 states (see attached list), with deliveries from 60 lender partners. Tribes and tribal housing authorities have provided home-buyer counseling, down payment assistance and post closing support to tribal members.
"Fannie Mae has worked with tribes, tribal housing authorities and lenders across the country to improve the affordability and accessibility of mortgage lending in every market," said Simpson. "This new council will focus on expanding and maintaining the relationships that we've established with 113 tribes, as well as work toward increasing the number of tribes who have adopted the legal infrastructure for making mortgage loans on land held in trust by the Federal government," he said.
"We're proud to be partners with Fannie Mae in breaking new ground to expand homeownership opportunities for Native Americans," said Walter C. Klein, Jr., president & chief executive officer of FNMC/Cal Fed Lending.
"The Yerington Paiute tribe is proud to be a partner with Fannie Mae and First Nationwide Mortgage Corporation to bring conventional mortgage finance programs to our members on tribal trust land. Having access to private mortgage capital is a powerful tool that will enable us to accelerate our housing programs and continue the process of building new homes at a faster rate than ever before," said Elwood Emm, chairman of the Yerington Paiute Tribe.
"Fannie Mae's investment of $3.9 million in low-income housing tax credits The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC; often pronounced "lye-tech") is a tax credit created under the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA86) that gives incentives for the utilization of private equity in the development of affordable housing aimed at low-income Americans. has been instrumental in helping us rehabilitate re·ha·bil·i·tate
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2. To restore to good condition, operation, or capacity. 62 units of housing. Our partnership with Fannie Mae continues to be very important in meeting Red Lake's housing needs," said Jane L. Barrett, executive director of the Red Lake Housing Authority, in Minnesota.
Earlier this year, Fannie Mae streamlined and simplified its legal documents for trust land lending to clarify its acceptance of tribal court jurisdiction, and to eliminate the references to limited waivers of sovereign immunity The legal protection that prevents a sovereign state or person from being sued without consent.
Sovereign immunity is a judicial doctrine that prevents the government or its political subdivisions, departments, and agencies from being sued without its consent. from the documents.
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3. Simpson, the Native American Business Council will work with the tribes and lender partners to promote and implement these changes with the goal of expanding lending on trust lands.
Other members of the council will come from the company's National Community Lending Center in Washington, DC; the regional offices in Atlanta GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Pasadena, CA and Philadelphia, PA and the local partnership offices in Oklahoma, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is also bordered by Oklahoma (NE), Texas (E, S), and Mexico (S). , North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. , North Dakota North Dakota, state in the N central United States. It is bordered by Minnesota, across the Red River of the North (E), South Dakota (S), Montana (W), and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba (N). , Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Through its lender partners and its Native American Conventional Lending Initiative, Fannie Mae offers a comprehensive menu of mortgage products for Native Americans living on trust lands. Fannie Mae works with mortgage lenders, Native American tribes, the Bureau of Indian Affairs The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States within the Department of the Interior charged with the administration and management of 55.7 million acres (87,000 sq. , and other housing leaders to increase mortgage financing opportunities for Native Americans.
Fannie Mae has committed to invest $350 million to 4,600 Native American families American Family is a photographic artwork exhibition by Renée Cox. See also
Fannie Mae's Native American Conventional Lending Initiative is part of the company's ten-year, $2 trillion American Dream American dream also American Dream
An American ideal of a happy and successful life to which all may aspire: Commitment(SM) to increase homeownership nationwide among Native Americans, minorities, young families, women-headed families, and others whose homeownership rates lag the general population.
Fannie Mae's 2001 Native American Progress Report has been released as is available by calling the media hotline at 888/326-6694.
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Fannie Mae is working to shrink the nation's "homeownership gaps" through a $2 trillion "American Dream Commitment" to increase homeownership rates and serve 18 million targeted American families by the end of the decade. Since 1968, Fannie Mae has provided more than $3.8 trillion of mortgage financing for over 44 million families.
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