Our mission is to ensure the Housing Government-sponsored Enterprises operate in a safe and sound manner so they serve as a reliable source of liquidity and funding for housing finance and community investment. Together these institutions provide more than $5 trillion in funding for the U.S. mortgage markets and financial institutions.
Read about the agency’s 2014 examinations of Fannie Mac, Freddie Mac and the Home Loan Bank System.
Submit comments and provide input on FHFA Rules Open for Comment by clicking on Rulemaking and Federal Register.
Goal: Help restore confidence, enhance capacity to fulfill mission, and mitigate systemic risk that contributed directly to instability in financial markets.
MAINTAIN foreclosure prevention activities and credit availability, REDUCE taxpayer risk, and BUILD a new single-family securitization infrastructure. Read more in the 2015 Scorecard and Conservatorships Strategic Plan.
Plans and Reports
FHFA experts provide reliable data, including all states, about activity in the U.S. mortgage market through its House Price Index, Refinance Report, Foreclosure Prevention Report, and Performance Report.
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Aug. 25 - Quarterly
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HARP - the Home Affordable Refinance Program was created by FHFA specifically to help homeowners current on their mortgage payments, but underwater on their mortgages.
FHFA economists and policy experts provide reliable research and policy analysis about critical topics impacting the nation’s housing finance sector. Meet the experts….
Key Topics pages provide information about FHFA's work on a range of issues facing the nation and highlight the most relevant related news releases, reports, statements and web pages on the respective topics.
The Honorable Melvin L. Watt of Charlotte, NC sworn in on January 6th to a 5-year term as the first Senate-confirmed Director of FHFA.
Read more about Director Watt
Diversity is one of FHFA's four values. We promote diversity in our employment and business practices and those of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank System.
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace, within a board of directors and among an institution's suppliers is a relative concept, periodically measured against availability of talent in the market place. As a strategic goal, achieving measures of diversity and inclusion are imperative to success in all businesses and institutions in the private and public sectors. At FHFA, diversity among its workforce and among its vendors is also a compliance requirement under new federal statutes. Furthermore, accomplishing diverse and inclusive conditions within FHFA is also a key engineering strategy that produces effective, fair and sound policies guiding housing finance for the American people.
In recent years, FHFA has demonstrated steady progress in building a workforce and a community of vendors from among diverse contributors and leaders. The demographics of its workforce compares favorably with the federal workforce and with the private sector in financial services and related fields.
Read our latest (2015) OMWI Strategic Plan (added on July 14, 2015)
Read our latest report (2014) Annual Congressional Office of Minority, Women and Inclusion report.
FHFA's OMWI was formed as the result of section 1116 of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 that requires the establishment of an office to promote diversity in all activities at every level of the organization, including employment, management, and contracting. In addition, section 342 of The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (PDF) establishes all the functions of OMWI for most federal financial regulators.
Altogether, FHFA's OMWI is responsible for carrying out the obligations of: Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act; section 1116 of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act; the rules and regulations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Office of Federal Programs; Executive Order 13583 and other executive orders governing federal agencies' diversity and inclusion programs; and offers Alternate Dispute Resolution services for conflicts internal to the FHFA related and unrelated to EEO concerns and complaints. To learn more about FHFA's EEO services, please visit the EEO page.
Pursuant to section 1116, FHFA has an office specifically dedicated to regulatory supervision of the diversity and inclusion programs of its regulated entities including board of directors' diversity as well as workforce and supplier diversity. The Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) reports to the Director of the FHFA and provides advice and counsel to the Director related to EEO compliance, a division of the OMWI. The OMWI also serves as an advisor to the Director on FHFA's workforce and procurement programs. OMWI develops policies, processes and strategies in all of the work it performs on behalf of the American public and pursuant to the laws that created it. It also executes the polices and rules of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to bring FHFA into compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and protects against work place discrimination on behalf of FHFA colleagues who work in Washington, D.C. and in other towns and cities across the U.S.
In both of these domains, the OMWI team collaborates with FHFA colleagues, and taps research with academic institutions, and among corporate research data bases. OMWI benchmarks and studies models of diversity programming among state, local and federal regulators and Congress and considers the views of community groups and stakeholders devoted to advancing efficient and effective diversity and inclusion strategies.
FHFA specifically aims to include minorities, women, service-disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities in job and business opportunities created as a part of the federal government's efforts to reform and strengthen the banking system and the financial services industry.
If you are interested providing goods or services visit our Doing Business with FHFA page.
If you are interested in working with us visit our Careers page.
FHFA achieves its purpose by establishing and implementing policies, procedures, incentives and programs to increase hiring, promotion, and procurement opportunities within the agency and within the financial institutions that it regulates: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks.
Sharron Levine, Director
Eric Howard, Deputy Director
Gwendolyn Jones, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
Geenae R. Rivera Soto, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
Marisa Harper, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
Brian Guy, Manager of EEO Services
Rita Bhanot, EEO Services Specialist
OMWI: (202) 649-3806, OMWIinfo@fhfa.gov
EEO: (202) 649-3816, EEOServices@fhfa.gov
EEO Counseling: (202) 338-1468, email@example.com
Read more about FHFA's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program and No FEAR Act.
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