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 2012 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.
BUILD new infrastructure, CONTRACT dominant presence, and MAINTAIN foreclosure prevention activities. Read more in the Conservatorship 2013 Scorecard and Conservatorship 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.
HPI Crosswalk to map former filenames or links to the new website's format.
April 22 - Monthly
May 27 - Quarterly
June 24 - Monthly
July 22 - Monthly
August 26 - Quarterly
September 23 - Monthly
HARP—the Home Affordable Refinance Program—was created by FHFA specifically to help homeowners who are current on their mortgage payments, but who are 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
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
Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to write "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use."
Federal agencies must use plain language in any document that:
is necessary for obtaining any federal government benefit or service or filing taxes;
provides information about any federal government benefit or service; or
explains to the public how to comply with a requirement that the federal government administers or enforces.
FHFA is committed to drafting documents in plain language using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines. Let us know if you have trouble understanding our documents or the pages on our website:
Sandy Comenetz, Executive Advisor to the Director, is the Senior Agency Official for Plain Writing.
Plain Writing Act Compliance Report - 2014
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