A Differentiated Affordable Platform

Walker & Dunlop, the #3 multifamily finance lender in the US, has been a major player in the affordable housing space for years, and we continue to invest in our platform so we can provide our clients with unparalleled solutions for all of their affordable housing needs.

Our suite of services, unmatched affordable housing experience, exceptional expertise in transaction execution, and industry-leading technology are setting a new standard in affordable housing.

  • We are providing a holistic approach to advising and servicing our clients in the affordable space
  • Coordination between our business lines delivers seamless execution with as little friction as possible
  • We are leveraging technology solutions to expand affordable housing products and services for our customers
  • We will advocate for proactive legislation that grows the industry and seeks to solve the housing crisis
  • Our comprehensive expertise in affordable housing allows us to advise and provide strategic leadership to our clients  

The strategic combination of Alliant’s long-standing affordable housing-focused business model, with Walker & Dunlop’s market-leading multifamily lending and property sales presence, creates significant opportunities for our clients and customers.

A Dedicated Affordable Debt Team

Our experienced team provides specialized financing solutions that meet the needs of affordable housing’s complex structures. They have completed 190+ deals, financing $2.8B in affordable volume in 2020 and 2021 combined. We were the very first to offer a loan through Freddie Mac’s Direct Purchase of Tax-Exempt Loans (TEL) and have done many more since. We also have expertise in Fannie Mae’s MBS for Tax-Exempt Bonds (MTEB) forward and immediate executions along with many other financing options.

LIHTC Equity Powered by Alliant Capital

Alliant Capital, a Walker & Dunlop company, is the 8th largest LIHTC syndicator in the United States. Since Alliant's inception, they have participated in the financing of over 1,100 tax credit properties, totaling more than 100,000 affordable units, and serving over 400,000 families throughout the country. With over $9B in total equity raised and over $14B of total affordable assets under management, Alliant is a leader in providing tax credit syndication for the development and financing of affordable housing, multifamily development, and real estate ownership.

An Affordable Investment Sales Team Specialized In Section 8 and LIHTC Properties

Our Affordable Investment Sales team has over 65 years of combined experience in underwriting and assessing affordable properties from the buyer perspective, allowing them to maximize the return on an owner’s investment. They have sold more than 275 properties, totaling 60,000+ units in over 40 states. They have closed more than $3.75B in complex affordable housing transactions. Tapping into their breadth of experience and depth of relationships, they will successfully guide property owners through any situation, including; disposition, refinancing, partnership dissolution, partnership buyout, asset repositioning, and resyndication.

Preserving Quality Affordable Housing Through ASI

Alliant Strategic Investments (ASI), a Walker & Dunlop company, directly invests in affordable properties with the goal of preserving the affordable status of historically LIHTC assets. Their investment in and operation of affordable and workforce properties is helping to preserve our nation’s affordable housing stock and strengthen the foundation of our communities. ASI has preserved more than 4,650 units in 10 states. They have also provided important health and social services to thousands of families, reduced energy and water costs and usage in communities by completing utility audits on new properties, and integrated ESG practices into their investment and operating strategies as part of their commitment to ESG.

ASI invests through a variety of funds and proprietary/joint ventures. Their capabilities include sourcing, structuring, underwriting, acquiring, operating properties with an impact, asset management and investor relations.

Commitment Beyond the Deal

Our mission is to help improve our nation’s affordable housing stock by creating and maintaining affordable communities. A critical component of thriving communities is ensuring that people of all income levels have access to decent, high-quality, and safe housing.

Our affordable platform drives returns and builds community. It also gives us a purpose for what we do and is integral to our philosophy of “Community Starts Here”.

We take pride in providing solutions that empower our clients to create, preserve and revitalize communities where people can afford to live, work, shop and play.

Furthermore, as a company, Walker & Dunlop supports efforts to alleviate poverty and homelessness through corporate philanthropy. 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

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:

  • Partnering with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD to craft and implement effective financing solutions. See how we worked with Freddie Mac to help our client achieve their objective to provide much needed upgrades for low-income residents in Harlem.
  • Innovative solutions in permanent supportive housing
  • Providing funding for specialty properties, such as senior housing, mixed-income, and green properties
  • Financing that locks in permanent debt interest rates with the closing of the construction loan
  • Solutions for funding workforce housing properties such as non-LIHTC forwards
  • Partnering with our structured finance experts to provide construction loans in concert with permanent loan forward commitments for the development of new affordable projects
  • Raising over $9B in equity for the creation of affordable housing through proprietary and multifunds
  • Investing in joint venture partnerships with minority owned developers throughout the country


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

Our Leadership Team

Our team of over 150 dedicated affordable experts are located throughout the country.

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