Help advance racial equity in the housing industry
Fannie Mae created Future Housing Leaders (FHL) to address the gap in workforce diversity. By leveraging our position in the industry, we can connect college students from historically underrepresented groups to opportunities for paid summer internships and early career jobs in housing.
What Future Housing Leaders offers
Through proactive recruiting, FHL provides companies in housing with a pipeline of diverse talent. The program provides support and resources to students interested in a career in housing, helping them better understand the industry.
FHL offers employers three ways to participate, so you can choose the options that work best for your company.
Intern and full-time employee (FTE) recruiting
FHL will recruit students for your existing internship program and entry-level talent for your FTE openings, associate programs, and training programs through our free recruiting service. Maximum experience for potential FTE candidates is two years.
Curriculum and summer program
The free curriculum and summer program provides professional development, trainings, and certification opportunities. The program is available to your entire internship cohort or early-career FTE hires.
Participate in our Housing Matters Speakers Series to promote your company and discuss career paths with diverse students to highlight careers in housing.
How to become a partner
Follow this four-step process to explore a partnership:
Designate the best person within your organization to implement the program.
Secure executive-level support at your company to help ensure success.
Prioritize FHL as a component of your current Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) goals.
Connect with a Fannie Mae account support team member to discuss your needs and learn more.