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.
Jan. 26 - Monthly
Feb. 25 - Quarterly
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June 22 - Monthly
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Aug. 24 - Quarterly
September 22 - Monthly
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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
Washington, DC – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that it is extending the deadline for its Request for Input on the guarantee fees (g-fees) that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge lenders to Monday, September 8, 2014. The previous deadline to submit input to the FHFA was August 4, 2014.
FHFA is extending the deadline for g-fee input to coincide with the deadline for FHFA's Request for Input on draft private mortgage insurer eligibility requirements, also due September 8, 2014. Input on each topic must be submitted separately.
Input on g-fees must be received by September 8, 2014 and should be submitted to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Policy Analysis and Research, 400 7th Street, SW, Ninth Floor, Washington, DC 20024 or via FHFA.gov.
Link to G-Fee Request for Input – June 6, 2014
Link to Draft Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Counterparties Request for Input – July 10, 2014
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.
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