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 2013 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 2014 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.
See HPI Crosswalk to map former filenames or links to the new website's format.
Oct. 23 - Monthly
Nov. 25 - Quarterly
Dec. 23 - Monthly
Jan. 22 - Monthly
Feb. 26 - Quarterly
Mar. 24 - Monthly
Apr. 22 - Monthly
May 26 - Quarterly
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
UNDERSTANDING THE LANDSCAPE
FHFA gathers and analyzes comprehensive data on the housing markets, providing critical information to guide policy decisions and inform the public.
We are committed to increasing transparency in the housing finance markets.
We actively promote the dissemination of information that will improve the public’s understanding of housing finance markets and thereby the efficiency of the market.
FHFA publishes an indicator of single-family house price trends at various geographic levels called the House Price Index (HPI) and a variety of other housing finance-related data sets.
Downloadable data sets include: HPI, Monthly Interest Rate Survey, the Public Use Databases, conforming loan limits, and the Federal Home Loan Bank Members.
FHFA catalog on Data.gov presents two main data sets - the HPI and the Federal Home Loan Bank Members and they are available in CSV, JSON, XML, SQL.
Economists, policy analysts, and others within FHFA engage in a wide array of research activities. We make reports that focus on mortgage markets trends and a variety of market health indicators available to the public.
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