Walker & Dunlop, the #3 Multifamily finance lender in the U.S., has been a major player in Affordable housing finance for years, and we’re keeping the momentum going

We were the #5 Affordable lender for Fannie Mae and a top Freddie Mac and FHA Affordable lender in 2021.

Affordable debt and equity solutions under one roof

Our affordable lending has grown by an average of 48 percent over the past three years, and we have completed over $22 billion in affordable and workforce lending over the past three years (2019, 2020, and 2021). We lead by example. In fact, when Freddie Mac’s Direct Purchase of Tax-Exempt Loans (TEL) was first introduced, we were the very first to offer a loan through Freddie Mac’s Direct Purchase of Tax-Exempt Loans (TEL) and we’ve done many more since. We also have expertise in Fannie Mae’s MBS for Tax-Exempt Bonds (MTEB) forward and immediate executions.

While we have been in this space for a while, we take pride in the fact that we are constantly adding to our team and widening our capabilities. Our goal? To finance $60 billion of targeted affordable housing lending by 2025.

We offer unparalleled expertise and relationships in the full range of financing options:

Most recently, we've welcomed Alliant Capital, the 6th largest LIHTC syndicator in the United States. Since Alliant's inception, they have participated in the development of over 100,000 affordable units serving over 400,000 families.

With $14 billion of total affordable assets under management, we are the affordable housing go-to for owners, operators, and developers nationwide.

Adding to America’s Affordable Housing Stock

More than 263 thousand affordable and workforce units from coast to coast – that’s what Walker & Dunlop has financed in the last three years, through:

Maximizing potential of existing properties

Enhancing and optimizing your existing portfolio

For growing cities, affordable housing renovation and preservation are imperative. By arming our experts with state-of-the-art technology that provides deeper insights into the market, we make it possible and profitable. In the last two years, we’ve refinanced billions of dollars worth of affordable and workforce properties.

Turn to our team for:

  • HUD new construction, substantial rehab, and preservation
  • Expertise in  in tax-exempt bond financing of your project
  • Rental Assistance Demonstrations (RAD) transactions
  • Bridge loans to quickly acquire properties to buy time to arrange permanent financing
  • Expertise in capital reinvestment in Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Funds

Commitment beyond the deal

Better quality of life for all – this is a cornerstone Walker & Dunlop value. As a non-bank lender, we are not required to adhere to the Community Reinvestment Act, yet we are fully committed to providing viable housing options to all members of society.

Our efforts to alleviate poverty and homelessness throughout the United States extend to our corporate philanthropy efforts, too. We work closely with Community Solutions, Shelters to Shutters, and Back on My Feet, three organizations dedicated to alleviating poverty and homelessness in the United States


Send us a message or contact an expert near you. We look forward to working with you to fulfill your property needs.

Walker & Dunlop Headquarters
7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1300, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Phone 301.215.5500

[email protected]

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The team at Walker & Dunlop proved to be a wonderful partner and brought a creative solution to the table for Oasis at 56th. Integral is confident that Oasis will prove to be an important part of the Indianapolis community.

Vicki Lundy Wilbon

President // Integral Community Development

Meet Our Affordable Housing Team

Our team of experts bring decades of experience to every affordable transaction and provide insights from all angles of the industry.


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