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 2016 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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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
FHFA continues work to stabilize the nation's housing finance sector through our regulatory and conservatorship activities in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis - one of the worst crises since the Great Depression.
FHFA is an independent agency with a unique mission responsible for providing oversight of the housing government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs or alternatively, ‘the regulated entities’).
The housing GSEs include Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (known as the Enterprises), the Federal Home Loan Banks and the FHLBanks’ joint Office of Finance (known as the Federal Home Loan Bank System).
The focus of FHFA’s mission is to promote their safety and soundness and ensure that the GSEs serve as a reliable source of liquidity and funding for housing finance and community investment.
FHFA's Strategic Plan
This multi-year plan (2013-2017) outlines FHFA's strategic and performance goals along with critical factors that affect achievement of the strategic goals.
Annual Performance Plan
This annual plan identifies performance goals consistent with the Strategic Plan's framework along with the means and strategies or the key activities, actions, processes, and technologies that FHFA will use in the fiscal year to achieve each performance goal outlined in the Strategic Plan.
Performance and Accountability Report
This annual report describes FHFA's accomplishments, as well as challenges, the agency faced in meeting the strategic goals and objectives during the past fiscal year.
Annual Report to Congress
This annual report presents the findings of FHFA's examinations of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Bank System.
Strategic Plan for Enterprise Conservatorships
This plan outlines objectives and steps FHFA is taking, or will take, to meet its obligations as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Conservatorships Performance Goals - Scorecard
This annual document details the upcoming year's specific priorities for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that builds on the strategic goals in the Strategic Plan for the Enterprise Conservatorships.
Conservatorships Progress Report
This document reports on Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's progress on the initiatives outlined in the Strategic Plan for the Enterprise Conservatorships.
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