Property Types Eligible for Small Loans

Property Types Eligible for Small Loans

$1 - $10 Million Financing for Various Property Types

Combating the Affordable Housing Crisis

Walker & Dunlop is one of the few small balance agency lending teams that has a dedicated staff with Affordable finance experience. Our team is licensed to execute financing through both Fannie Mae’s MAH Chapter 9 (Multifamily Affordable Housing) program and Freddie Mac’s TAH Express (Targeted Affordable Housing) program, which are aimed at combating the affordable housing crises in our nation. Smaller properties play a unique role in the rental housing market: these properties tend to be more affordable and in urban areas.Fannie Mae Multifamily Affordable Housing (MAH)Freddie Mac Target Affordable Housing (TAH)

Going Green

A handful of adjustments to your multifamily property can make a huge impact, both to your savings and the environment. Through Fannie Mae Green Rewards or Freddie Mac Multifamily Green Advantage, you can save in utility expenses, and help combat climate change. By implementing green improvements, both you and your tenants will benefit financially. Our team can walk you through the different financing options available to you, should you decide to go green. 

Market Rate Properties

For conventional small apartments lending, we have the expertise you need to navigate the financing process from underwriting to refinancing. With a national presence, we understand the different geographic markets and can utilize our institutional knowledge to find you the best possible terms for your multifamily property.

Manufactured Housing Communities

Mobile park homes are a growing and important segment of affordable housing and provide a viable homeownership opportunity for those unable to purchase a home. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have become the market leaders for manufactured housing communities and have products in place aimed entirely on financing in this space. Eligible communities usually meet the following parameters:

  • Paved roads and 2 parking spots per home
  • Home entry through patio or raised porch
  • Professionally skirted
  • Fewer than 25% park-owned homes

Mixed-Use Properties

Mixed-use properties are apartments with commercial space on the bottom floor. These properties can be particularly attractive because the commercial activity builds a community, helps attract tenant, and increases cash flow potential. The GSEs are slightly less active in this space, but our small balance team knows the lenders and can provide you with a full set of options.


Send us a message or contact a financing expert near you. We look forward to working with you to structure financing that works best for you and your property.

Walker & Dunlop Headquarters
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200E Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Phone 301.215.5500

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Small Multifamily Loans, Big Opportunity

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Multifamily Small Loans Team

When working with us, you benefit from the knowledge and proven success of our skilled senior staff. We bring decades of experience to every transaction and provide insights from all angles of the industry, including leading banks and mortgage groups.

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