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Future Housing Leaders is opening doors to rewarding careers in housing

The Future Housing Leaders (FHL) program connects college students from diverse backgrounds to opportunities for paid internships and entry-level jobs in the housing industry with top employers who are actively engaged in promoting diversity in their workforce.

Why we need Future Housing Leaders

Future Housing Leaders was developed to help diversify an industry that historically and currently does not reflect the diversity of our nation or the population it serves.

The housing industry needs more diversity*

CEOs in the housing industry as of 2019*

Non-Hispanic white
Hispanic or Latino
Black

*fanniemae.com/research-and-insights/perspectives/close-diversity-gap-housing

How FHL is making an impact

Connected nearly 1,700 students to opportunities for internships and early career jobs as of 2021.

Educated over 1,200 interns through the FHL Summer Program in 2022, a 24x increase since program inception in 2018.

Increased the number of employer partners to 85 in 2022, 57 of which were new.

Recruited 90 interns and entry-level employees who were hired by housing industry employers as of 2022.

Built relationships with 24 schools across the country as of 2021.

Our network of employers committed to diversity and inclusion

Future Housing Leaders FAQ

Future Housing Leaders is a program that connects college students with diverse backgrounds to opportunities for paid internships and entry-level jobs in the housing industry offered by top employers who are actively engaged in promoting diversity in their workforce.

More than just an internship program, Future Housing Leaders can support businesses' diversity and inclusion goals and showcase how diversity can impact businesses' bottom line. The program also provides participating interns with training, enrichment, and support that can supplement their on-the-job experience.

As the sponsor of the Future Housing Leaders program, Fannie Mae aims to serve as a bridge between employer partners and academic institutions with diverse student populations. Fannie Mae will provide marketing, communications, and curriculum support to help employers effectively implement their recruitment plans.