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 2015 examinations of Fannie Mac, Freddie Mac and the Home Loan Bank System.
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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.
Jan. 26 - Monthly
Feb. 25 - Quarterly
March 22 - Monthly
April 21 - Monthly
May 25 - Quarterly
June 22 - Monthly
July 21 - Monthly
Aug. 24 - Quarterly
September 22 - Monthly
October 25 - Monthly
Nov. 23 - Quarterly
Dec. 22 - Monthly
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 is building out different ways to access our public datasets as part of an open effort to increase accessibility, delivery, and use of our digital products.
comments from the normal data users, analysts, developers, etc. Specifically, we are interested in knowing what kinds of data formats are most useful for direct download and whether certain APIs would improve the user experience.
We encourage the public to utilize the data in new, innovative ways and kindly request a simple attribution, like "Source: FHFA". If you use our data to make a cool infographic, website, or mobile app, please let us know!
Since we are using the house price index (HPI) dataset as one of the initial test cases, feedback can be sent via the
Data and Research Contact page.
The CSV-to-API tool from labs.data.gov (hosted at
GitHub) allows users to query any CSV on the FHFA website.
The tool allows users to either:
convert a CSV to another file format, or
perform basic operations on the CSV.
The two tasks can be combined to be performed as RESTful queries as explained below.
The type of output is changed with the "format=" command, which takes the values of html, json (default), and xml.
Click here to view JSON versionXML:
Click here to view XML versionHTML: Click here to view HTML version
Here is an example of how to display the FHLB member names in HTML using the CSV file on our site:
Two basic functions, filter and sort, can be performed on datasets. The two functions can be combined and are applied to variable field names, which must be capitalized. The function can only be applied to a single field once time, though. For example, you can filter for the most recent year and quarter but not for the most recent two years.
400: Indicates a "Format not supported" (a bad request) where the file format is not supported. An example is specifying a .XLS file.
502: Indicates a "Bad data source" (or bad gateway) where the source filename does not exist. An example is specifying a .CSV that is not hosted on the website.
The source file is restricted to a CSV. If a download occurs after executing a query (instead of returning results in the browser) then rename the file with the desired extension that you passed through the URL (e.g. "csv-to-api" could be renamed to "csv-to-api.json").
The sort function is restricted currently to a single variable (e.g. sorting can be by yr or period but not both). The CSI-to-API tool has a maximum observation limit in a CSV (a known limit is 90,000 rows but it may be smaller).
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