Under a new goal-setting methodology, FHFA proposes at least 61 percent of the rental units financed by loans each GSE purchases be affordable to low-income renters (those earning 80 percent of Area Median Income or less), 12 percent be affordable to very low-income renters (those earning 50 percent of AMI or less), and two percent be affordable low-income units in small multifamily properties (between five to 50 units). The current affordable multifamily goals require that a specific number of units financed by loans purchased by the firms be affordable. FHFA says it is proposing the new methodology so the goals will be more responsive to market conditions and not have a substantial operational impact on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Comments on the proposed rule are due by October 17.