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The STRENGTH MATTERS® initiative encompasses four strategically linked objectives designed to support the growth, sustainability, and impact of the affordable housing industry. These objectives were identified through a series of meetings which convened CEOs, CFOs, lenders and capital markets investors to gain a high-level perspective on the characteristics of the strength and barriers to growth for housing enterprises.

The observations and learnings from these meetings were further informed by the work of a small group of high performing nonprofit developers under the auspices of the Fannie Mae Foundation Alliance.

The four objectives of the initiative are listed below and working groups are implementing projects to accomplish the objectives: 

NEWS
Details on Member Resources page
  
- New Publications
 * Financial Statement Disclosures papers
* CFO Guide to Understanding Cash Flow Waterfalls 
* 2013 Accounting Update
* Topic 16 & 17 Updates 
 
- Webinar Recordings
* Enterprise Finance Series & 11/13 Audit Sessions
 
- Enterprise Finance Case Studies:
* Homes for America
* Foundation Communities
* CommonBond Communities