FHFA Director Mark Calabria announced Monday he has authorized the disbursement of $1.09 billion for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's affordable housing allocations for 2020. This is the largest amount ever disbursed and more than double what was provided last year.
Of the Enterprises' provided funds, $711 million will go to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Housing Trust Fund, an increase from the $326.4 million disbursed for 2019. The sum of $383 million will go to the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) for the Capital Magnet Fund, an increase from the $175.8 million disbursed for 2019.
The Housing Trust Fund, overseen by HUD, allocates money annually to states and state-designated entities for the production or preservation of affordable housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, and/or rehabilitation of non-luxury housing.
The Capital Magnet Fund, overseen by Treasury, competitively awards money to finance affordable housing activities, as well as related economic development activities and community service facilities.