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.
Jan. 22 - Monthly
Feb. 26 - Quarterly
Mar. 24 - Monthly
Apr. 22 - Monthly
May 26 - Quarterly
June 23 - Monthly
July 22 - Monthly
Aug. 25 - Quarterly
Sept. 22 - Monthly
Oct. 22 - Monthly
Nov. 25 - 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
Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released a report providing updated information on possible ranges of future financial results of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under specified scenarios. The report,
Projections of the Enterprises’ Financial Performance, reflects results of stress tests Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are required to conduct, starting this year, under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The stress tests are designed to determine whether Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could absorb losses as a result of adverse economic conditions.
The report also contains the results of annual financial results projections that FHFA has published since 2010 (the “FHFA scenarios”). The FHFA scenarios reflect forward-looking financial projections across three possible house price paths and were developed in conjunction with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Next year, only the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Tests will be required.
Projections of the Enterprises' Financial Performance
2014 Summary Instructions and Guidance
2014 Scenario Assumptions (PDF)
2014 Scenario Assumptions (spreadsheet)
2014 Global Market Shock Assumptions (spreadsheet)
2014 Reporting Templates – Enterprises (spreadsheet)
2014 Reporting Templates – Scenario Variables and Assumptions (spreadsheet)
The Federal Housing Finance Agency regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks. These government-sponsored enterprises provide more than $5.6 trillion in funding for the U.S. mortgage markets and financial institutions.
Corinne Russell (202) 649-3032 / Stefanie Johnson (202) 649-3030
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